Acupuncture for Fertility Treatments
Acupuncture helps by addressing fertility issues, such as underlying thyroid disease, poor ovarian or follicular function. It can increase blood flow to the endometrium, helping to build a thick healthy endometrial lining. It can also help stimulate follicle growth and ovulation (both for natural conception and for IVF).
When Should Acupuncture Fertility Treatments Begin?
Ideally, patients are treated more than less. Commonly, intervention begins three to four months before progressing to insemination or for natural cycle stimulation. Studies have shown that acupuncture increases success rates and it is encouraged that women receive acupuncture treatments pre and post embryo transfer.
What Are the Risks of Using Acupuncture with Infertility?
The risks and side effects of acupuncture are minimal. It is important to ensure that you choose an acupuncturist who specializes in fertility disorders as incorrect points can increase the risk of miscarriage. Generally, acupuncture is safe regardless of a person's medical history.
Who Benefits with Acupuncture for Fertility?
Acupuncture can be used to treat many types of fertility disorders, often combined with herbal treatments and nutritional changes.
- Elevated FSH
- Repeated pregnancy loss
- Unexplained Infertility
- Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
- Anovulatory cycles
- Poor Endometrial Lining
- Premature Ovarian Failure
- Those Planning IVF or IUI treatment