Acupuncture for fertility
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- Female infertility
- Male infertility
- Where do the acupuncture needles go?
- Research proven benefits
Acupuncture treatment is an effective treatment for fertility issues. It can improve male and female infertility, helping couples have a baby naturally.
2. Female fertility
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.
My extensive knowledge of fertility has helped many women conceive naturally and increase the success rates of their IVF treatment even in women with a polycystic ovary (PCOS). Acupuncture is now the most popular alternative therapies for aiding infertility.
3. Male fertility
My tailor-made treatments can help with may male factor infertility problems such as poor sperm counts, motility and morphology issues helping couples increase their success rates of having a live birth.
4. Acupuncture treatment
During an acupuncture treatment for infertility, the needles are placed on the head to calm the mind, the lower abdomen to increase fertility and on the legs and feet to regulate fertility hormones and boost the digetive sysstem.
- Regulate the menstrual cycle
- Improve implantation
- Improve sperm motility, morphology and quality
- Improve PCOS
- Regulate oxytocin levels
- Increase the success rates of IVF/ICSI cycles
- Prevent uterus contractions to reduce the possibility of expelling embryo out of the uterus
- Reduce the duration of labour
- Reduce anxiety, stress and depression
- Reduce labour pain
- Reduce high FSH levels
- Reduces the chances of developing OHSS
- Reduce weight
- Regulate AMH levels
- Regulate oestrogen levels
- Regulate immune factors
The animated video below explains how acupuncture can help with infertility.
5. Infertility factsheet
For further information, read the acupuncture for infertility factsheet.