Acupuncture for Infertility

Infertility Treatment with Acupuncture
In scientific measurements, acupuncture has been shown to increase circulation of blood to the area being treated and also increase the hormone endorphins that block pain and promote healing, which is how increasing the probability of conception is optimized.  Contemporary women often have constrained energy that causes blockages, particularly in the pelvis.

Acupuncture can serve to increase fertility in all patients by:

  • Enhancing general health
  • Reducing stress, controlling anxiety, enhancing sleep and increasing energy level
  • Improving blood flow in the pelvic cavity

Acupuncture helps increase fertility in women by:

  • Regulating the menstrual cycle
  • Increasing uterine blood flow
  • Thickening the embryo-nourishing uterine lining
  • Aiding in follicular maturation
  • Supporting embryo implantation
  • Enhancing production of endorphins to balance hormones controlling reproductive cycle
  • Increasing the chance of pregnancy for women undergoing in-vitro fertilization (IVF)

Acupuncture helps increase fertility in men by:

  • Enhancing a man’s sperm count and motility by invigorating sperm through circulation improvement

Functional infertility is due to a variety of factors, including hormonal problems, immune disorders, amenorrhea, irregular menstruation, stress, and age-related factors.  Stress can also dramatically decrease fertility in both men and women. Reducing stress through the use and practice of acupuncture can increase fertility.

Source: Acupuncture Center for Infertility and Pain Management