Why Acupuncture?

Whether you are planning to use high tech fertility treatments, or take the more natural approach, acupuncture can increase your chances of achieving a pregnancy and taking home a healthy baby.

Acupuncture uses the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine as well as herbal prescriptions for maintaining a balanced system. Our goal is to allow patients to conceive naturally. By strengthening the patient’s health, it allows the inborn ability of conception to take place. A healthy more balanced body will conceive more naturally. Many women feel a sense that their “biological clock” is running out, it stands to reason that pregnancy is more likely to occur in a “healthy” 40 year old versus an “unhealthy” 40 year old.

It will take more than three months to improve the quality of oocytes. Acupuncture and Herbal therapy can improve the oocytes by bathing them in a soup of nourishing blood and Qi.

This doesn’t mean lost time; it means giving your body a head start. If you do not conceive naturally and decide to use ART, IVF or IUI, you can rest assured that the time spent on improving your health will give you the best possible outcome and that is a Take Home Healthy Baby.

Acupuncture might not be the first thing you think of if you’re having a problem with infertility, but maybe it should be. Studies – and a great deal of clinical experience – suggest that it will help, even if you’re already undergoing standard therapies like in vitro fertilization or intrauterine insemination.

Acupuncture can:

  • Regulate the body’s natural hormonal production which in turn improves ovarian function, egg quality, and proper progesterone levels and relax the body and reduce stress levels to improve reproductive function
  • Increase the blood flow to the ovaries to nourish the developing follicles and create better egg quality and stronger embryo
  • Increase blood flow to the testicles for improved sperm quality to optimize the male’s contribution to embryo quality

Best of all, acupuncture for infertility is truly a “whole person” treatment that looks at the woman as much more than just a dysfunctional reproductive system.