Acupuncture and Infertility – Advantages to be Considered

Acupuncture and Infertility – Advantages to be Considered

Many couples now perceive acupuncture is an alternative way of treating infertility. As they say, it regulates the blood flow of the central nervous system thereby stimulating the reproductive system of both male and female in order to produce hormones, which in turn enhance the ovarian function in woman and sperm production in man. Acupuncture is most effective to correct functional causes of infertility rather than structural ones. It is likely to treat abnormal ovulation rather than obstructive sperm vessels. Some practitioners though offer acupuncture treatment with herbal prescription. So it is best to consult first a doctor for some herbs might hinder the effectiveness of fertility medications and treatments.


Acupuncture is one type of Oriental Medicinal Therapy whereas it aids by dealing with the causes that influence fertility such as hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism. If a patient will undergo a test for infertility, the doctor usually checks if he/she has a thyroid disease. For hypothyroidism affects the ovulation and menstruation of a woman hindering the right timing before conception could occur. Much so to a man, for the thyroid gland does not produce enough hormones to stimulate the reproductive system thereby causing low sperm count. In hyperthyroidism, it prevents the release of an egg in woman and it affects both the pituitary and testicular function in man. By inserting extra thin sterile needles into exact acupuncture points, which are located on channels or meridians; it will normalize these pathways in both outside and inside of the body thereby stabilizing the hormonal balance of the thyroid gland.



Acupuncture is like a physical therapy. It promotes relaxation that most women needed to conceive. Studies show that acupuncture helps in releasing hormones such as endorphins that generate the feeling of health, wellness and happiness. Patients are usually treated 90-120 days before artificial insemination, IVF or donor-egg transfer is administered. If successful, acupuncture treatment could last up to three months to aid to the prevention of miscarriage. However, there are danger points by which an acupuncturist must be avoided if pregnancy occurs. These are: Gallbladder 21, Stomach 12, Large Intestine 4, Spleen 6, Bladder 60, Bladder 67 and any points on the lower abdomen. So call only an acupuncturist who focuses in treating fertility ailment, for a risk of miscarriage is could occur if the woman is already pregnant.


Acupuncture can cost 0.00 for successive treatments much lower than any other infertility treatment options. It is sometimes included in the insurance plans. Each session could take an hour long and could be done once or twice weekly for a period of months. Choosing an acupuncturist must be taken into deep consideration. Training and license certification is good enough much better if he or she has been referred.


Connie Mather is an infertility expert. For more information on acupuncture and infertility ,visit

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