Fertility and Acupuncture

Treating fertility with acupuncture and TCM (traditional Chinese medicine) has
been around for thousands of years.  How does this age old medicine make such
a difference?  In the last several years the science behind many studies has
revealed that:
– Acupuncture can increase blood flow to the reproductive organs, which
dramatically improves a woman’s response to hormonal therapy.
– Acupuncture has been shown to regulate hormone levels by moderating the
release of beta-endorphin levels in the brain, which improves the release of
gonadatrophin releasing hormone by the hypothalamus, follicle stimulating
hormone from the pituitary gland, and estrogen and progesterone levels from the
– Acupuncture reduces stress and hyperactive sympathetic nervous system
– Acupuncture has been speculated to moderate cyclooxygenase and
prostaglandin levels in the uterus, reducing uterine motility to improve
implantation rates.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) views infertility as a manifestation of
imbalance within the body.   It treats the root cause of the problem, working to
restore your body to a natural state of balance.  When this balanced state is
achieved, proper hormone levels are restored, and conception can occur
Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine Can Enhance Your Fertility in the
Following Ways:
Male Factors
•  Increases sperm count
       •  Decreases abnormal morphology
       •  Improves motility
       •  Reduces sperm DNA fragmentation
       •  Alleviates ejaculatory dysfunction and erectile defects
Clinical research has shown that IVF success rates nearly double when used in
conjunction with acupuncture.

 Female Factors
•Improve ovarian function
•Enhances egg quality
•Regulates hormone levels
•Increases blood flow to the uterus
•Thickens endometrial lining
•Alleviates tubal obstructions and abdominal adhesions
•Prevents uterine contraction post IVF embryo transfer
•Reduces side-effects and toxicity of IVF medications
•Breech Presentation
•Prolonged Labor
General Factors
•Decreases immune system incompatibilities
•Reduces stress-related dysfunction
•Increases chance of conception
•Decreases incidence of miscarriage
•Has no side effects