While Western medicine has made great progress in helping women and men with infertility/fertility issues, traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and acupuncture offer many procedures for assisting with conception, pregnancy, and even problems encountered during labor.
TCM describes the reproductive system as a network of energy systems with related organs and metabolic and hormonal activity. This network responds to stress, chemicals, lack of exercise, poor diet and excess emotions all of which can put the body out of balance. Through TCM an individualized program of herbs, acupuncture, diet and lifestyle changes can be recommended to help restore the balance needed for successful conception and a comfortable pregnancy.
Benefits of Acupuncture Leading to Improved Fertility
A study published in the medical journal Fertility and Sterility found that acupuncture dramatically improves the chances of becoming pregnant when used in conjunction with other assisted reproductive techniques.
In addition, meta research from Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York concluded that acupuncture helps to:
Paulus W., et. al., influence of acupuncture on pregnancy rate in patients who undergo assisted reproduction therapy. Fertility and Sterility, volume 77, April 2002, 721-724
5 Ways Acupuncture Can Boost Fertility, Prevention.com, 2002.
How Acupuncture Enhances Fertility, Robin Hays, LAc, DNBAO., OMD, & Nancy Rakela, OMD, LAc