Acupuncture and fertility


Acupuncture is a part of Traditional Chinese Medicine which is shown to be successfully used as an option for getting pregnant. According to certain statistics it can treat successfully some serious diseases of female reproductive organs.

Acupuncture and infertility are two phenomena that give rise to a treatment that

can be effective both for women and men. It is notable for non-using any kind of drugs or chemicals and, frequently combined with herbal diets, has been used for hundreds of years to treat some reasons for infertility.

Acupuncture is an ancient medical practice coming from China. It consists of placing thin sterilized needles at certain points in the body in order to restructure the body’s natural forces.

The location of acupuncture points is different for every person and depends also on the type of treatment. With acupuncture needles applied all these specific points, the way in which the human body functions can be regulated.

Some of the most familiar fertility acupuncture points related to the function of the female reproductive organs are located on the lower back, lower abdomen, and legs. The points on the lumbar, sacrum, and low abdominal regions play really a vital part in the female anatomy and the related nerve segmental innervations.

The points on head, neck, upper back and arms are used for stimulation of the autonomic nervous system and prompting the relaxation response.

Acupuncture and infertility treatment form a successful combination when infertility is caused by a functional problem, particularly endometriosis, ovulatory problems or hormonal disbalance. In some cases however, acupuncture for infertility has not been proven as an effective solution, for examples when infertility is caused by an improperly formed epididymis or a blocked fallopian tube.

Currently, acupuncture is one of the most popular forms of alternative fertility treatments worldwide. It is still however argued whether acupuncture has a direct impact on infertility treatment or the relation is indirect. It has been proven that acupuncture reduces stress in general and nevertheless it is often considered a treatment with “placebo effect”, it aids the balance of hormonal activity, thus regulating menstruation, ovulation, and pregnancy.

Acupuncture for conception can be used as a stand-alone method, or as a supplement to conventional methods for getting pregnant.

Acupuncture and infertility treatment are recommended only if they are conducted by a certified practitioner, thus avoiding any possible risks related with transmission of disease or infection from use of dirty needles or an improper therapy management.

If you are trying to get pregnant, it is a good decision to consult a licensed acupuncturist for the proper treatment session, alone or, eventually, in a combination with some other infertility treatment you might be taking.

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