Acupuncture & Fertility

More and more couples are looking for alternative ways to help enhance their health and well-being to achieve conception naturally. There are many reasons for infertility that effect both men and women and natural medicine is a great alternative to help address and enhance your chances of conception.
Can acupuncture really increase a woman’s chances of conceiving?
Research has found that acupuncture treatment can have a positive effect on those trying for a baby and can actually aid the conception process. Over the past twenty years, fertility problems have increased dramatically. At least 25 percent of couples in the UK planning a baby will have trouble conceiving, and more and more couples are turning to fertility treatments to help them start a family.

Fertility focused acupuncture treatment can help to increase blood flow to the reproductive organs, balance hormone levels, regulate the menstrual cycle and help improve the lining of the uterus and quality of eggs released.  Acupuncture during IVF helps to generate a calm and gentle suffusion of nourishing blood to the uterus and to help women fell calm during this most important time.  Additionally, conditions such as polycystic ovaries and endometriosis have also been shown to improve with acupuncture

Men today also face fertility problems. Benefits to male fertility have been helped by acupuncture with positive effects on sperm count, morphology and mobility.

 Some of the positive effects of acupuncture in fertility treatment are thought to include:

  • regulate the menstrual cycle and promote regular ovulation
  • regulate the hormones to produce a larger number of follicles
  • improve the functions of ovaries to produce better quality eggs
  • enhance the vitality of sperm
  • relieve the side effects of drugs used in IVF
  • increase the thickness of the uterine lining so to encourage successful implantation
  • reduce the chance of miscarriage
It is known that stress has an adverse effect on the fertility hormones. Acupuncture can be used to strengthen the constitution, thus enabling couples to cope with any stress and anxieties they may experience during the process of trying to start a family. The acupuncture treatment can help promote a calm, positive, relaxed frame of mind which can bring a more successful outcome for conception.