Acupuncture for Fertility Support

Acupuncture & Fertility Support for Reproductive Health

A landmark study published in the medical journal Fertility & Sterility found that acupuncture dramatically improves the chances of becoming pregnant when used in conjunction with other assisted reproductive techniques. The use of acupuncture and Chinese herbs to treat infertility and women's reproductive health problems dates back thousands of years. These ancient, time-tested techniques improve fertility rates and support a woman's whole body, unlocking unlimited potential for health, healing, and childbearing.

How does Acupuncture for Fertility work?

Infertility is caused by an imbalance of Qi (vital life energy) according to acupuncture theory. Acupuncture and Chinese herbs can help women increase fertility by affecting the Qi and blood in four ways:

  • quality
  • quantity
  • balance
  • flow

When the Qi and blood are circulating freely, every cell, tissue, and organ is properly nourished, thus promoting a woman's health and fertility.

Acupuncture and Chinese medicine can be used to treat infertility. See Earley Wellness Group in Dupont Circle, Washington DC for more information.

Researchers from Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York reviewed studies on using acupuncture to treat infertility and concluded that acupuncture helps to:

  • Increase blood flow to the uterus, which improves the chances of an ovum implanting on the uterine wall.
  • Reduce anxiety, stress, and the hormones that are secreted during stressful situations that can significantly decrease fertility.
  • Normalize hormones in the endocrine system that are secreted during stressful situations that can significantly decrease fertility.
  • Positively affect the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis, which plays a key role in fertility.
  • Regulate the menstrual cycle.

Studies reported by The American Pregnancy Association suggest that the most effective fertility treatments involve a combination of acupuncture, herbal medicine, and traditional medical interventions (like IVF). However, conception does sometimes occur when acupuncture and herbal medicines are used alone.

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