In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Support

Should you get the COVID-19 vaccine when trying to get pregnant?

Should you get the COVID-19 vaccine if trying to get pregnant?

DISCLAIMER: A non-biased review of a recent debate article published in the medical journal ‘Fertility & Sterility’ of the pros and cons of COVID-19 vaccination when trying to get pregnant, before IVF, or during pregnancy. This podcast is only intended to help deliver the up-to-date conversations in the reproductive medical world so that women and couples can make informed decisions.
Spence Pentland

Acupuncture Improves Fertility Treatment and IVF Success Rates

Acupuncture Improves Fertility Treatment Success Rates & Patient Experience

Acupuncture mechanisms influencing fertility, & review of most current quality research on acupuncture & IVF and other fertility treatments. 32% increase in pregnancy rate (12 trials, 2230 women), 30% increase in live births (9 trials, 1980 women), 43% reduction of miscarriage (10 trials, 2042 women). Women that received acupuncture reported reduced anxiety after embryo transfer when compared to sham control…
Spence Pentland

Dissecting The Research: Understanding In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) & Acupuncture (TCM)

Dissecting The Research: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) & Acupuncture (TCM)

Lee is clearly a decorated mover and shaker. She is playing such a huge role in furthering the understanding of how Chinese medicine as a whole (which includes but is not limited to acupuncture) can help improve IVF success rates.  her research is pioneering and is the first to attempt to capture the true holistic essence and power of Chinese medicine, so that healthcare providers and women struggling to get pregnant can more deeply trust and embrace this wonderful resource.  If you haven’t done so already, it’s time to find yourself a Chinese medicine doctor with experience in reproductive health. 
Spence Pentland

Functional Medical Testing

At Yinstill we offer a variety of testing to suit the needs of each patient. Any combination of the tests listed below may be recommended to those struggling with reproductive and/or health challenges. Since we know fertility optimization is dependent on the cultivation of whole health, precision medical practices to individualize your treatment plan is necessary, and testing is an important step.


Both male and female hormone status may help discover underlying issues that could be causing reproductive challenges.

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The Use of Moxibustion in Reproductive Medicine

What is it?

Moxa or Moxibustion is a kind of external heat therapy treatment based in the theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).  Moxa is the herb mugwort, or commonly known in China as Aie-ya. Therapeutically, moxa is used to treat and prevent disease by burning moxa on specific areas and acupuncture points on the body which enhances the healing action of that specific acupuncture point.  It can be burned without a flame with the thermal stimulation affecting both shallow and deep tissues of the skin.  

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After a few months of acupuncture at Yinstill, my next round of IVF was successful

I started going to Yinstill in the fall of 2018 after a failed round of IVF treatment. Right away, I felt welcomed by the front desk staff and the peaceful and inviting clinic. Dr. Pentland was extremely supportive and truly took the time to listen to my questions and concerns. He clearly has a wealth of experience working with fertility patients and in-depth knowledge of every step of the process. I felt that my treatment was tailored to my particular situation,

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Embryo Transfer Day Acupuncture Points

For those who have chosen to utilize acupuncture on the day of their embryo transfer, the following post is intended to offer some insight into the functions of the acupuncture points administered.

There has been much research done regarding the addition of acupuncture treatments before and after an embryo transfer. Most of the evidence leans toward the results of increased live birth rates. This benefit is closely accompanied by the supportive nature of the treatments and the stress-reducing effects.

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Do we really need to take supplements?

I’m healthy, I eat well, prioritize sleep, exercise regularly, manage stress, get plenty of fresh air, and drink lots of quality filtered water – why would I need to take supplements?

If this is you, fantastic! You are really laying the foundation for good health. You may also already be taking some supplements such as vitamin D, omega oils, and a multivitamin – lean forward, raise your hand above your head,

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Yinstill Fertility Diet & Workbook

Learn how to optimize your fertility with Traditional Chinese Medicine dietary principles. Includes lots of great fertility-boosting recipes!