Infertility can be a challenging and emotional journey for many couples. Shen Medicine
practitioners are passionate about helping women with reproductive struggles achieve
their dream of having a family, and want to share with you how acupuncture and
Chinese Herbal medicine can assist you on your journey. In recent years, acupuncture
has become an increasingly popular complementary therapy to help with fertility.
Acupuncture involves the insertion of fine needles into specific points on the body to
balance the flow of energy, improve circulation and promote healing. But how does
acupuncture actually help infertility?
The benefits of acupuncture for fertility:
- Regulates Hormones
Acupuncture has been found to regulate hormones, which can improve fertility. By
stimulating the hypothalamus and pituitary glands, acupuncture can help regulate the
production of estrogen, progesterone, and luteinizing hormone (LH), all of which are
essential for reproductive health. Acupuncture can also reduce the levels of follicle-
stimulating hormone (FSH), which can affect the quality of eggs and ovulation.
- Improves Blood Flow
Acupuncture can improve blood flow to the reproductive organs. By increasing blood
flow to the uterus, ovaries, and fallopian tubes, acupuncture can promote a healthy
environment for implantation and support a healthy pregnancy. Improved blood flow
can also help with issues such as endometriosis, which can cause infertility.
- Reduces Stress
Stress can have a significant impact on fertility. Acupuncture has been found to reduce
stress levels by releasing endorphins, which can help to balance the body’s hormones
and improve mood. By reducing stress, acupuncture can improve fertility by reducing
the negative impact stress can have on reproductive health.
- Supports IVF
Acupuncture can also support in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments. Research has
shown that acupuncture can improve the success rate of IVF by up to 70%. Acupuncture
can be used before and after IVF treatments to help prepare the body and support the
implantation of the fertilized egg.
- Improves Sperm Quality
Acupuncture has been found to improve sperm quality. Studies have shown that
acupuncture can increase the percentage of healthy sperm and improve sperm motility,
which can increase the chances of conception.
There are countless other ways Acupuncture can be a beneficial complementary
therapy for those struggling with infertility. Some additional ways are balancing
emotions, benefiting sleep quality and relieving pain and stagnation in the hips and
pelvis to increase circulation. By regulating hormones, improving blood flow, reducing
stress, supporting IVF, and improving sperm quality, acupuncture can help to improve
fertility and increase the chances of conception. If you are struggling with infertility,
connect with us to make acupuncture a part of your treatment plan.