Infertility and Acupuncture

Infertility and the IVF process can be stressful and overwhelming for couples wanting to have a family. Four Seasons Wellness and Acupuncture is here to help walk with you through the process and help relieve some of the stress. With the latest acupuncture and reproductive technology, we are here to assist you in having an improved pregnancy outcome.

When acupuncture and Chinese herbs are combined with western medicine, studies have shown that the success rate for IVF transfer increase from 24 to 46%.  It is recommended to start acupuncture about 3 to 4 months prior to starting an IVF cycle to help balance your body.  It takes about 100 days for the complete maturation cycle of an egg.  This will increase the success rate with fewer side effects from the fertility drugs.

Acupuncture and Chinese herbs can help with infertility by bringing your body back into balance. It is beneficial for both men and women. Chinese herbs are safe to take along with the drug Clomid.

Who would want to try acupuncture and Chinese herbs:

  • Those not yet ready to try IVF but are having a hard time conceiving
  • The couples wanting to use a natural approach
  • Circumstances where IVF has failed or is not appropriate
  • Those who are preparing themselves for pregnancy or for an IVF cycle

Acupuncture and Chinese herbs can help to regulate irregular or absent menstruation and can promote ovulation when it is absent. Acupuncture increases blood supply to the reproductive organs which provides oxygen and nutrients. Treatments help with side effects of fertility drugs. Treatments can also help to improve quality, quantity, and mobility of the sperm. Both acupuncture and herbs can assist with pain relief due to endometriosis, menstrual cramps, headaches, and muscle tension to name a few. They are beneficial to calming the nervous system to reduce stress and improve problems with sleep.

The treatment is specific for each individual based on how the tongue looks and the feel of the pulse. Each treatment plan is designed by exploring symptoms and asking questions about the period and the cervical mucus and the reviewing of the BBT chart.

The benefits from having acupuncture and Chinese herbs are:

  • Increased ovarian response
  • Regulation of hormones
  • Enhancing follicle/egg quality
  • Increased follicle/egg quantity
  • Improved sperm vitality
  • Increased endometrium thickness of the lining
  • Increased implantation rates

Whether you use acupuncture and Chinese herbs alone or combine it with standard fertility treatments, you will increase your chances of a successful live birth.