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Acupuncture for Infertility

Very cute baby laying down with white blanket.Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and acupuncture have effectively been used in the treatment of infertility for thousands of years. Whether you are trying to get pregnant naturally or are wanting to increase the effectiveness of Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) such as IVF or IUI, incorporating TCM can be very helpful.

I often use a combination of acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutrition and lifestyle recommendations that are custom tailored to help balance your reproductive system and overcome your unique fertility obstacles. We treat infertility associated with endometriosis, fibroids, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), hormonal imbalances, disorders of ovulation, luteal phase defects, immunological factors, advanced maternal age, male factor infertility and unexplained infertility.

Reproductive Benefits for Women

Pregnant woman holding her belly with a red flower in her hand.Below is a list of typical benefits experienced by women treated for infertility:

  • Increases blood flow to the uterus
  • Improves the function of the ovaries to produce healthier eggs
  • Normalizes the hormone and endocrine systems that regulate ovulation
  • Increases the thickness of the endometrial lining where it is too thin
  • Reduces stress and anxiety
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Dramatically increases the success rate of IVF by as much as 40–60%
  • Lessens the side effects of drugs used in IVF

Reproductive Benefits for Men

Below is a list of typical benefits experienced by men treated for infertility:

  • Raises sperm count
  • Improves sperm quality
  • Improves sperm motility
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Reduces stress and anxiety

It takes a minimum of three cycles to regulate a woman's menses and 70–90 days for men to regenerate sperm. Therefore, we recommend you plan on 3–6 months of weekly treatments to achieve the greatest benefit.