Acupuncture is effective at treating various fertility issues. It can improve male and female infertility, helping couples have a baby naturally.
Acupuncture treatments improve fertility by regulating fertility hormones and energy and blood flow within the body, aiding blood flow to the uterus, regulating the menstrual cycle, improving implantation and improving sperm quality. It is the menstrual cycle that is the most important aspect of fertility treatment within Chinese medicine and yet is something greatly overlooked in western medicine.
Most women think that premenstrual symptoms such as sweating at night, abdominal cramps, pain, tender breasts, lower back pain, premenstrual stress (PMS/PMT) are normal but they are not. In Chinese medicine these are all abnormal and show an internal imbalance within the woman's fertility. Research has shown that having acupuncture weekly for 9 weeks reduced the time to conception by halve.
The principal aims of acupuncture is to regulate the menstrual cycle, reduce anxiety and stress and boost the digestive system to produce more energy and blood thereby improving fertility. All of these aspects can be greatly achieved using acupuncture. Together with dietary advice, which I give to all my patients and advice on which supplements to take helps build the body up, making is stronger and more able to fall pregnant and carry the pregnancy.
Accupuncture can also help with the early signs of pregnancy.
The animated video below explains how acupuncture can help with infertility.
Fertility acupuncture expert
Dr (TCM) Attilio D'Alberto graduated from Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in China with a BSc (Hons). He is a member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) and specialists in fertility from his own fertility clinic in Wokingham.