Acupuncture and herbal medicine have been used for thousands of years to treat both male and female infertility. Acupuncture can be used to treat fertility issues stemming from a wide range of causes and has been shown to work well in conjunction with western therapies. Acupuncture can be effective in regulating the menstrual cycle, balancing hormone levels, and increasing circulation to the uterus. Acupuncture and herbs can address subtle imbalances which can lead to fertility problems, which may go undiagnosed by western doctors.
Acupuncture and IVF
Numerous studies have shown that acupuncture can increase the efficacy of in-vitro fertilization.
- reduce stress
- increase the number of follicles produced
- help to thicken the endometrial lining
- decrease side effects of IVF medications.
A study in the Journal of Fertility and Sterility shows that acupuncture on the day of embryo transfer significantly improves the reproductive outcome