Can Acupuncture Help Fertility?

Written by: DrTonyWillcox | Jan 24, 2013

There has been much advancement in medicine regarding treatment of infertility in the past 40 years. Since the amazing accomplishment of the first test-tube baby in 1978, many people have been able to conceive children that would never have been able to have children in the past. It is easy to think that modern scientific methods are the only ways to help treat infertility issues. However, more and more couples are turning to the ancient treatment of acupuncture to address their infertility issues.


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Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medical treatment based on the concept of “Qi” (pronounced /chi/). In acupuncture, tiny, painless needles are used to activate energy points in specific locations on the body. By stimulating these points, the energy flow of the body is re-energized and any blockages to the flow are corrected. As a result, the body is able to work better, which leads to better health in all areas, including fertility.

Although acupuncture is an ancient treatment with thousands of years of anecdotal proof of its effectiveness, modern research has also demonstrated the effectiveness of acupuncture in treating infertility. Additionally, correcting the body’s energy flows to allow for ovulation as acupuncture does only causes one egg to be produced at a time. For couples wanting to avoid the dangers of a multiple pregnancies as well as the side effects of many medicines, using acupuncture is a natural health remedy effective for the treatment of their infertility.

Not only is acupuncture effective in helping women who have difficulty ovulating, but it can also be helpful in assisting the successfulness of in-vitro fertilization procedures. In a German study, published April 2002 in the journal Fertility and Sterility, 42% of women were successfully implanted with embryos after having acupuncture as compared to only 26% of women having successful implantation without acupuncture. For couples undergoing the stress of infertility and the expense of IVF treatments, adding the extra benefit found with acupuncture can only help the success rate of the treatments.

Women are not the only ones who can be helped with infertility through acupuncture. Recent studies have also proven what practitioners of acupuncture already knew, that male infertility can also be helped through acupuncture. The research shows that acupuncture treatments significantly improve the sperm or count in men with infertility of an unknown cause. Research also reports that men undergoing acupuncture treatments for infertility also have better quality sperm, with higher motility (movement) and better morphology (shape). In addition to sperm count and ovulation being improved, libido can also be improved through the use of acupuncture for both men and women.

For both partners in a couple experiencing infertility, dealing with the stress of counting days, taking temperatures, repeated negative pregnancy tests, as well as the cost of medical treatments for infertility, can add its own layer to the myriad causes of infertility. For both male and female partners, the energizing and balancing effects of regular acupuncture treatment can be a natural stress relief that helps make the entire issue of dealing with infertility easier. If you are currently dealing with infertility, then seeing an acupuncturist who specializes in the treatment of infertility is an excellent option. Someone like Dr. Tony Willcox of Acupuncture Zen in Delray Beach, Florida would be happy to schedule a time to meet with you and to discuss what options in acupuncture may be helpful for your specific needs.

Dr. Tony has been a preferred provider of acupuncture for IVF of South Florida and he has exceptional experience with balancing the bodily system according to Traditional Chinese Medicine from not only his Academic Excellence Award from his Training in the USA but also training in Shanghai, China.

Contact us today to learn more about our South Florida Acupuncture, and let expert acupuncturist Dr. Tony Willcox help you with your anxiety or depression.

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