Fertility treatment with acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) 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.
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. In addition, there are significant benefits to support women throughout the entire pregnancy.
The acupuncturist will work closely with the patient to create a treatment plan based on the individual’s lifestyle, diet, emotional and physical well-being. The overall goal of acupuncture is to provide a safe and natural process to treat fertility and the entire pregnancy, in conjunction with their medical doctor.
Researchers have found that acupuncture helps to:
Regulate the menstrual cycle
Reduce anxiety, stress, and the hormones that are secreted during stressful situations that can significantly decrease fertility and pregnancy
Relax uterus and increase blood flow from successful implantation of an embryo within the uterine lining
Positively affect the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis, which plays a key role in fertility
Normalize hormone and endocrine systems that regulate ovulation, especially in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome
Reduce abdominal pain, overall body pain, nausea and stress following the IVF process and throughout the pregnancy