At Eclipse we combine cutting edge integrative therapies with traditional fertility treatments for couples wishing to access a full spectrum of options designed to enhance conception.

Our integrative team approach utilizes the skills and expertise of practitioners in the following disciplines:

Functional medicine addresses the underlying causes of disease, using a systems-oriented concept.

By shifting the traditional disease-centered focus of medical practice to a more individualized patient-centered approach, functional medicine addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms.

Functional medicine practitioners evaluate the interactions among genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health and complex, chronic disease.

In this way, functional medicine supports the unique expression of health and vitality for each individual.

Eclipse is committed to providing our patients with the most advanced integrative approach to optimizing both yourself and your partners’ health.

Our Fertility Functional Medicine Doctor:

Shona Imlah, MD, CCFP

There are many ways naturopathic medicine can benefit fertility-nutritional counseling, weight loss/gain and detoxification all play a role in hormone balancing. Improving egg quality and reducing inflammation is done with specific nutrients and diet. Hormone support can improve circulation and implantation. Amino acid therapy can be safely used while trying to conceive as well as during pregnancy as alternatives to medication used for depression and anxiety. Here are some examples of naturopathic testing used at Eclipse for fertility optimization:

  • Comprehensive Female/Male Hormone Profiles
  • Cortisol Stress Test or Adrenal Fatigue Stress Panels
  • Environmental Pollutants Panel
  • Urinary Iodine testing
  • ION micronutrient status
  • Urinary toxic metals testing
  • IgG food sensitivity testing

The most common struggles with infertility we see can be due to the following conditions:

  • Hormone imbalances
  • Hypothyroidism and thyroiditis
  • Endometriosis
  • PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome)
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Clotting Disorders

Our Naturopaths work closely with the medical doctors at Eclipse to analyze blood work and imaging to offer a naturopathic approach to your fertility, supporting your physical, mental and emotional journey through fertility treatment and beyond.

Our Naturopathic Doctor:

Liane Erickson, ND

The ancient system of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been used to successfully treat infertility with Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine for over two thousand years.

Chinese Medicine puts emphasis on quality, not quantity and understands that everyone’s fertility is unique. There are multiple different patterns that can show up in ones cycle to show an imbalance. Always with TCM a diagnosis will be made specific to the individual. Two people with the same Western diagnosis, do not always share the same TCM pattern and will be treated individually.

It is always recommended to see a professional and get assessed as to what it going on particularly with you and your cycle.

Acupuncture consists of the gentle insertion and stimulation of thin, disposable, sterile needles at strategic points near the surface of the body. Over 500 acupuncture points on the human body connect with 14 major pathways, called meridians.

Chinese medicine practitioners believe that these meridians conduct qi, or energy, between the surface of the body and internal organs. Qi regulates physical, spiritual, emotional, and mental balance. When the flow of qi is disrupted imbalance can result.

Acupuncture helps to restore balance and promote healing, increasing a couple’s chances of conceiving.

There have been many trials and studies performed on the benefits of Acupuncture and Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART). It has been proven time and again to the benefits of receiving Acupuncture treatment with specifically designed protocols during IUI and IVF sessions.

Our Acupuncturist:

Kelly Grant, DTCM, RAc.

Recognizing each patient as an individual, our holistic approach offers a progressive yet supportive environment to achieve the goal of pregnancy.

We will do everything we can to help you have a baby, whether you are about to start on your first cycle or you’ve tried but had unsuccessful attempts elsewhere.

Many couples struggle with the time it takes to complete the diagnostic evaluation required before implementation of conventional fertility treatments. This is, in fact, the perfect opportunity to pay special attention to improving one’s overall health and well-being. Implementing a healthy diet and appropriate self-care for both partners, under the guidance of our Team will optimize your reproductive health before you start a treatment cycle.

We are committed to optimizing your fertility and making this experience as personalized, convenient and enjoyable as possible.

Your success is our success.