Acupuncture has been shown to significantly enhance fertility. The combination of Chinese medicine and acupuncture can optimize the chance of a woman becoming pregnant by building a stronger and more fertile environment for a baby to develop healthfully.
Acupuncture can be used in conjunction with IVF therapies. Many fertility clinics integrate this fertility acupuncture into their programs.
The treatments involve very light insertion of thin acupuncture needles in areas that are safe and appropriate for fertility. The insertion is usually painless. During the sessions the patient often feels very relaxed and a calming and supportive atmosphere is provided to promote the optimal flow of "qi". Qi is the body's flow of energy. Acupuncture attempts to remove blockages in energy, re-directing it to bring about healing and improved circulation.
Modern scientific studies have shown that fertility acupuncture:
- Improves hormonal regulation.
- Increases blood flow to the pelvis and reproductive organs creating a thick, rich endometrial lining.
- Optimizes immune function.
- Reduces pain, stress and inflammation.
Acupuncture has been shown to be helpful for:
-elevated follicle stimulating hormone (FSH)
-luteal phase defect
-PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) with anovulatory cycles
-male fertility issues including sperm-DNA-fragmentation