Fertility Program


Acupuncture Fertility Program – Safely increase chance of conception

 

Whether you have been having trouble conceiving a baby, or suffering from repeated miscarriages, acupuncture can help increase your fertility.  Acupuncture is a powerful and gentle treatment which has helped countless men and women with a wide range of fertility concerns. It can either be used as the main therapy, or as support for treatments like IVF. Not only have studies indicated that acupuncture is effective, but it is also known to have an excellent safety record

Acupuncture is an important therapy which can be very helpful in the treatment of the above conditions. In cases of tubal blockage, or other conditions where surgical procedures may be needed acupuncture can improve circulation and healing after the surgery.

Acupuncture and Fertility in women

A recent analysis of seven studies done on the topic of IVF found that the odds of conceiving went up about 65 percent for women receiving acupuncture compared to those who did not. In 2002, a study from Germany on women undergoing IVF reported that 42 percent of the women who received acupuncture got pregnant, compared to 26 percent who did not receive acupuncture treatment.

Many conditions can interfere with Fertility for women including:

  • luteal phase defect
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • disorders of ovulation
  • poor follicle/endometrial quality
  • immunological factors
  • inflammation of pelvic organs
  • Endometriosis
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • fallopian tube blockages
  • thyroid disease

Acupuncture is theorised to improve women’s fertility by

  • providing improved blood circulation to the pelvic organs
  • enhancing follicle development
  • relaxing the cervix
  • improving fertile mucous
  • regulating ovulation and the menstrual cycle
  • improving the endometrial lining
  • decreasing overall stress levels.

Acupuncture and Fertility in men

For men, it can improve sperm count, quality and motility A study done in 2005 also reported that acupuncture treatment was associated with fewer structurally abnormal sperm4, and an increase in the number of normal sperm. Acupuncture is also theorised to balance men’s hormones and reduce overall stress, both of which have great impacts on fertility.