Acupuncture and Fertility

There are many benefits of acupuncture for fertility. Acupuncture helps regulate and stabilize hormone levels and menstrual cycles. Acupuncture facilitates the production of more follicles, increases blood flow to the uterus and ovaries and thickens the endometrial lining. Acupuncture can also help reduce chances of miscarriage and facilitate a healthy pregnancy.

Not only does acupuncture assist in regulating the reproductive system, it also serves to enhance the function of the whole body which in turn allows unlimited potential in healing. This is especially important for couples over 40 as it stimulates overall health to effect reproductive health and a reduction of biological age.

The typical treatment is generally 3 to 6 months. It generally takes up to 3 cycles to regulate hormones, cycles and ovulation. Depending on your individual case it can take up to 6 months or longer. Giving yourself 6 months to become as healthy as you can should be an enjoyable and enlightening experience. It will make your pregnancy just that much more pleasurable, and help ensure the health of you and your baby from start to finish.

Acupuncture with Invitro Fertilization

In a study by Stener-Victorin from the Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology Fertility Centre, Scandinavia and University of Gothenburg, women are encouraged to receive acupuncture treatments pre and post embryo transfer. Clinical observations from the Berkley Center for Reproductive Wellness suggest that the most effective fertility treatments involve a combination of acupuncture, herbal medicine, and traditional medical interventions. However, conception does sometimes occur when acupuncture and herbal medicines are used without traditional medical interventions.

It is better to do more acupuncture than less. Patients are commonly treated for three to four months before an insemination, in vitro fertilization (IVF), or donor-egg transfer. This period of treatment seems to have a therapeutic effect.

Typically, most miscarriages occur within the first three months of pregnancy. Therefore, treatment of patients may often last through week twelve to help prevent miscarriage.

Regardless of your age or specific reasons for seeking treatment to enhance fertility, acupuncture is a safe and effective alternative to IVF, or a complimentary tool to make IVF more successful. We strive to improve your overall heath and wellbeing by bringing your body, mind and spirit back into balance where all things may be achieved, and nothing is impossible!