Acupuncture treatment is commonly used to improve the chances of conception.In Chinese Medicine, infertility is seen as an imbalance of energy within the body which needs to be regulated. Acupuncture can restore the body to its natural balanced state, and help increase the chances to conceive and to have healthy children.
Most cases of infertility can be treated with acupuncture and herbs, and the treatment can be safely combined with other western medical treatments. Research suggests that acupuncture can be helpful to couples undergoing in-vitro-fertilization (IVF).
According to Dr Li, acupuncture can increase IVF success rate by up to 65% (this figure is supported by studies in four western countries, British Medical Journal, 2008).
Acupuncture for infertility can help:
. Regulate the menstrual cycle
. Increase sperm count and improve motility
. Improve egg and embryo quality
. Improve blood flow to the uterus and ovaries
. Reduce stress and anxiety
. Balance hormone levels
. Decrease chances of miscarriage
. Improve the chances of becoming pregnant