RMA of Philadelphia works with local experts and providers of complementary medicine techniques, including acupuncture, yoga, herbal therapies, and mind & body programs. Our reproductive endocrinologists support complementary approaches and may integrate these treatment programs into a patient’s individual care. Our King of Prussia office even has a certified acupuncturist on staff.
Positive Effects of Complementary Medicine
Acupuncture before and after fertility treatments has a multitude of benefits: increased blood flow to the uterus, reduced stress levels, and increased sperm count, to name just a few.
Other techniques such as yoga and meditation can help women cope with the stress and anxiety of fertility treatment. By helping patients achieve a healthier state of mind, these techniques may even help to improve reproductive function.
Meet Our Acupuncturists
Steven Mavros, L.OM.
Steve is the founder of The Healing Arts Center in Philadelphia and has been an acupuncturist and herbalist since 2001. Though he treats a wide variety of conditions, he has been focusing on male and female infertility since his first month of practice. Working hand-in-hand with reproductive endocrinologists and even treating on-site at fertility clinics, Steve has helped pioneer the acupuncture for fertility field in Philadelphia. His practice also includes other focuses including chronic pain, headaches and migraines, menstrual issues and menopause, anxiety, stroke rehabilitation and fibromyalgia.
RMA works with Steve and The Healing Arts Center to offer acupuncture for fertility to patients at our King of Prussia office. Acupuncture before and after fertility treatments has a multitude of benefits: increased blood flow to the uterus, reduced stress levels, and increased sperm count, to name just a few.
Vashni Nilon, L.Ac.
Vashni is a licensed acupuncturist with a real love of Western Medicine. She values an integrated approach and is particularly interested in treating infertility – both male and female. She treats patients undergoing fertility treatments as well as those hoping to conceive naturally. Her other specialties and passions are patients dealing with cancer, anxiety, depression and pain of all kinds. A big proponent of corporate wellness, she, along with Steve Mavros, implemented an acupuncture program at Urban Outfitters which is still going strong today.
Her first experience with acupuncture was after a wretched year of chemotherapy and surgery. She is currently cancer free and knew from her first acupuncture treatment that this is what she wanted to do for the rest of her life.
She received her Masters Degree in Acupuncture from the Won Institute in Glenside, PA.
For additional information on fertility acupuncture, please contact us today.