Ten Ways Chinese Medicine Enhances Fertility

Acupuncture’s benefit for a range of feritlity-related issues is consistently demonstrated in studies, including a 2002 landmark study in Fertility and Sterility, (American Society for Reproductive Medicine) where pregnancy rates were 43% with acupuncture and 26% without it.

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine can:

  1. Improve ovarian response — better egg production
  2. Increase ovarian and uterine blood flow — better ovarian response
  3. Help prepare the uterine lining — increased implanation rates
  4. Improve sperm count, motility, and morphology
  5. Lessen the side effects of hormone treatments
  6. Regulate hormones of the hypothalamus, pituitary, and gonads
  7. Decrease reproductive immunologic reactions
  8. Decrease uterine contractility at implantation
  9. Resolve stress to promote relaxation
  10. Reduce the incidence of miscarriage

Acupuncture can be used alone or as an adjunct to other fertility enhancement procedures and can be employed at any stage of the feritlity process, inclucing during an IVF cycle.