Fertility Specialist

Clara Barnett, ND, LAc

Naturopathic Physician & Acupuncturist located in Seattle, WA

To get to the root cause of your infertility, naturopathic medicine investigates all the symptoms and factors influencing your health. Men and women in Seattle and surrounding areas turn to Dr. Clara Barnett, ND, LAc, for natural fertility treatments. Call the office to learn more or use the easy online scheduling tool to book an appointment.


What causes infertility?

Dr. Barnett uses functional fertility testing and diagnostics to understand the causes of infertility. A variety of issues with both men and women can interfere with fertility, including:

  • Thyroid disease
  • Fallopian tube blockages
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome
  • Hormone imbalance
  • Low-quality eggs or sperm
  • Sperm motility problems
  • Low sperm count
  • Uterine abnormalities

Other specific infertility issues acupuncture addresses include luteal phase defect, hyperprolactinemia, and sperm DNA fragmentation.

How does acupuncture help with fertility?

Both conventional and natural doctors recognize the benefits of acupuncture for fertility. Fertility clinics often combine acupuncture with in-vitro fertilization treatments.

Acupuncture can help decrease the severity of the causes of infertility and build a more fertile environment to enhance your ability to conceive by:

  • Reducing inflammation, stress, and pain
  • Improving circulation
  • Stabilizing hormones
  • Facilitating healthy ovulation
  • Bolstering sperm quality
  • Optimizing immune function

In women, acupuncture stimulates blood flow to the pelvis and reproductive organs, which facilitates a thicker endometrial lining to boost chances that the fertilized egg will implant.

What can I expect during an acupuncture fertility session?

Before you begin your acupuncture treatments, Dr. Barnett conducts an in-depth evaluation of your fertility history and uses natural and conventional testing to discover possible reasons you’re not getting pregnant.

Equipped with your test results and health history, she offers a multidisciplinary approach that expands on your acupuncture treatments with detox and nutrition programs, naturopathic protocols, stress reduction techniques, sleep quality enhancements, menstrual cycle and ovulation monitoring, and herbal supplementation.

Then, during each 30-minute session, Dr. Barnett gently places the thin acupuncture needles under the skin in areas that are known to be completely safe. In her comfortable office, men and women relax while Dr. Barnett uses the acupuncture protocols to release blockages in your energy flow. Ultimately, the sessions improve circulation and promote whole-body healing.

How many sessions do I need to improve my fertility?

Each patient’s treatment schedule will be different as Dr. Barnett designs an individualized acupuncture plan based on your needs. As you move along through your course of treatment, the frequency of acupuncture appointments you need will most likely decrease.

To learn more about how Dr. Barnett can help improve your overall health and support your fertility, call to reserve a time for a complimentary 15-minute meeting in the office or book an appointment using the online scheduling button.