Acupuncture for Fertility and Pregnancy

Are you trying to get pregnant?

Is trying getting trying? We are here to help. Acupuncture can help optimize your menstrual cycle and improve your chances of conception. We know that trying to get pregnant can be stressful, we are here to help you relax!

Acupuncture and fertility

Acupuncture is a gentle approach to assist natural fertility and a great adjunct therapy to IUI and IVF.  Acupuncture can help increase fertility by reducing stress, increase blood flow to reproductive organs, balancing the endocrine system, and decreasing inflammation.

Natural conception and fertility

Acupuncture enhances natural fertility by re-establishing the regular rhythm of the menstrual cycle and supporting ovulation. If you have never tried acupuncture, it is extremely relaxing and takes the stress off baby-making, therefore improving results! We can also help you sort out how to chart your menstrual cycle to increase awareness of ovulation and your fertile window.

IUI and acupuncture

We recommend receiving acupuncture to improve the success rate of IUI. Acupuncture can help relax the uterus so it is more receptive to treatment and can help relieve uterine spasms after the procedure. According to this study acupuncture and herbs increased IUI success rate from 39.4% to 65.5%.

IVF and acupuncture

Acupuncture increases the chances of pregnancy when receiving IVF. According to this study, combining IVF with acupuncture shows an increase in the pregnancy rate up to 42.5%. Acupuncture treatment, like with IUI, will help relax the uterus and relieve spasms caused by the procedure, but acupuncture is also important for self care during this time because fertility treatments can be stressful.

Both partners benefit from acupuncture!

It takes 2 to tango! Both you and your partner can benefit from acupuncture. Optimizing sperm count and motility would be the focus of the treatment. Acupuncture can assist with this by improving overall health and wellness, improving circulation, increasing blood flow to reproductive organs, and reducing stress.

Still have questions about how acupuncture can help with your fertility and natural conception? Contact us!

References

NIH Consensus Development Panel on Acupuncture. JAMA 1998; 280: 1518-1524.
Paulus WE, Zhang M, Strehler E, El-Danasouri I, Sterzik K. Influence of acupuncture on the pregnancy rate in patients who undergo assisted reproduction therapy. Fertil Steril 2002; 77: 721- 724.
Sela K, et al. Acupuncture and Chinese herbal treatment for women undergoing intrauterine insemination. Eur J Integr Med (2011), doi:10.1016/j.eujim.2011.04.020

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