- Luke Acupuncture408 Investors Pl #101
Virginia Beach, VA 23452(757) 295-8999
- 5.0Based on 12 reviewsSee All ReviewsKandi Whittenton01:50 19 Apr 19He is very professional and explains everything you need to know before proceeding. It’s comforting to know he is not fast at trying to fix every concern at one time but starts with your main concern and works to bring balance then eliminates the other ailments towards recovery. I was nervous having my first acupuncture treatment but he thoroughly explained the process, making sure I was comfortable and didn’t even feel a thing (being scared of needles). I’m glad coming to Luke was the best choice.Robin Fulford16:49 18 Oct 18He’s great. I had my eggs frozen. I did 3 cycles of egg retrieval. My first cycle was done without acupuncture and I only got 1 egg. My next 2 were done with his help, and I got 4 each time. I truly believe it made a difference. Thank you Luke!Ana Sequeira01:17 16 Jan 18I love Dr. Luke, he’s super professional and kind. I enjoy acupuncture because it doesn’t hurt and I’m always super relaxed when I’m done. It has helped me a lot with reducing my stress. And I’m also getting acupuncture to help with my infertility.Jen P02:12 04 Aug 17I am 34 years old and was diagnosed with PCOS at age 22. I went to see Dr. Luke in July 2016 after trying for one year to get pregnant. I had weekly acupuncture treatments and found out I was pregnant in October 2016. I now have a beautiful 3 week old baby boy. I do not believe this would be possible without Dr. Luke. I encourage anyone that is struggling with infertility to try acupuncture.Morgan Long21:49 18 Oct 16Dr Luke has been amazing! After going through countless stressful infertility procedures, i finally found Dr Luke right before our first round of IVF. The sessions are alway SO relaxing and just what I need. 3 years later with a toddler in tow, we are doing another round of IVF and so far Dr Luke has been my saving grace! I look forward to my weekly appointments because I always leave feeling relaxed, refreshed and sleep so much better at night. I highly recommend Dr Luke.. He's the best!dorina panchyhsyn16:19 18 Oct 16I love Dr. Luke work. I went with a severe low back pain and just after the first session I have felt a relief . He is very good to accommodate my work schedule as well. I recommend to everybody who faces muscle pain to go see him. He is the best!!!!!Deirdre Conaway20:57 20 Jul 16This review is long overdue.. As I hold my four month old little girl. It is all because of Luke. I had been married for about two years and had been unsuccessful getting pregnant. I had never used acupuncture and I was new to the area. However, when I went I was given a diagnosis and went every week for about a month and next month. I'm pregnant. I continued to go for the next 12 weeks almost and then I had relocate. But I highly recommend going to Luke he is great. Very professional and knowledgeable!! I'm forever grateful for his expertise.. My daughter is PERFECT!!!
Why and How Acupuncture Works for Infertility
Infertility struggles have become more and more common in recent years. There are many physical and environmental contributors to infertility and couples dealing with this issue are desperate for solutions. As it makes its way into the mainstream health world, acupuncture has become more of a go-to treatment method for both males and females; and there is plenty of valid research to back up these claims. A quick search of PubMed will give you hundreds of studies illustrating the positive effects of acupuncture on various issues related to infertility. continue reading
Acupuncture and Cervical Health
Women’s health is a big part of the healthcare industry. And acupuncture can be very beneficial in caring for the overall health of women. Acupuncture has been especially effective in helping with things like infertility, turning breech babies, inducing labor and clearing up infections. The cervix is just one small part of the uterus. Specifically it is the lower part of the uterus that opens to allow passage between the uterus and the vagina. The cervix widens during childbirth to allow the baby to pass, it also allows the passage of menstrual fluids from the uterus out of the body and it is vital for sperm to pass through the cervix to reach the uterus when trying to procreate.
The cervix is very vulnerable to several health conditions, such as chronic inflammation, polyps, dysplasia and even cancer. Cervical conditions rarely present symptoms in the early stages, which makes it extremely important for women to get regular pap smears. If an abnormality is detected, there are several ways to address it, depending on the severity. In the early stages of any of the aforementioned conditions, acupuncture can be a positive addition to Western medical treatments. Acupuncture is very good at decreasing inflammation and helping to dissolve polyps and tumors. Acupuncture can also balance hormones, which allows the body to correct any imbalances.
One of the most studied areas of acupuncture is in treating fertility issues. When invitro fertilization by itself does not get the job done, adding acupuncture may be the last piece of the puzzle. Acupuncture does much more than just balance the hormones. When a woman is trying to get pregnant and struggling with it due to fertility issues, the stress levels are extremely high. And high stress levels have been proven to disrupt the body’s ability to conceive. One of the things that acupuncture is really successful at is decreasing stress levels. This can make it easier for the fertility treatments to work. Acupuncture has also been shown to increase blood flow to areas of the body, including the uterus. This can help to make a very hospitable place for a baby to grow.
Acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine are also widely used for treating infections and sexually transmitted diseases. In traditional Chinese medicine, most infections have some sort of heat or discharge associated with them. This medicine uses principles, herbs and acupressure points that have specific properties that can drain heat and expel toxins from the body. This can lead to an overall improvement in both uterine and cervical health.
Another area where acupuncture can help with cervical health is at the time of birth. About four percent of babies are presented in the breech position prior to birth. An accessory modality known as moxibustion, has proven time and time again, that it can actually turn the baby to the proper birthing position. Moxibustion involves the burning of an herb, dried mugwort, very near the skin on a specific acupressure point that is located on the outer edge of the pinky toe. By performing moxibustion several times a day, the baby and the body somehow know that there needs to be a repositioning and the baby tends to turn during the night.
When it comes to women’s health, acupuncture is an amazing resource. Contact us to schedule your appointment today.