When trying to have a baby, many couples are turning to Acupuncture. Whether used alone or in conjunction with modern technologies, Acupuncture and herbal medicine have helped many couples have babies. Working with either the woman or the man or both, Acupuncture has helped many cross over from infertile to fertile.
How does Acupuncture enhance fertility? From the perspective of Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture balances the body, strengthens the organs involved in reproduction, removes blockages that may prevent conception, and harmonizes the body, mind & emotions. From a Western perspective, Acupuncture stimulates follicle production, improves egg quality, improves the flow of blood & hormones to the ovaries, improves blood flow to the uterus, increases the thickness of the uterine lining, increases production of endorphins, affects the neuroendocrine system and hormone production, regulates the menstrual cycle, prevents the uterus from contracting, reduces stress, improves the immune system and decreases the chance of miscarriage. In men, Acupuncture can improve the quality and quantity of sperm.
What are the results? A few months of Acupuncture treatment may be enough for a couple to become pregnant on their own. In the case of Acupuncture as an adjunct to ART, two major studies have been conducted.
In one study, the women who received Acupuncture and IVF had a 42% pregnancy rate, compared to 26% in the women who had IVF alone. When a woman receives Acupuncture, IVF and Chinese herbs, the results may improve to a 60% pregnancy rate. Women who had Acupuncture immediately before an immediately after in-vitro fertilization had a lower miscarriage rate, a lower ectopic rate and a higher live birth rate.
Some examples of our fertility cases include the following;
A couple came to see me after they had been trying to become pregnant for two and a half years. Their doctors told them that due to the husband’s low sperm count, they would never get pregnant. I treated the husband with acupuncture and herbs and they were pregnant within two and a half months.
A woman who had two previous failed IVFs came to me. At the time of her third IVF, I gave her the pre- and post-IVF Acupuncture treatments and she became pregnant.
A couple came to me after they had been trying to conceive for 5 months. I treated the woman with Acupuncture & herbs and she became pregnant within 2 months.
Helping these and other couples is a joyful and satisfying experience for me. I would love to help you conceive, have a healthy pregnancy and deliver a healthy baby.