The treatment of infertility with acupuncture dates back 6,000 years. This ancient time -tested technique improves fertility rates, increases follicle formation, improves uterine lining formation, and even improves the genetic material in the egg. For these reasons the rate of miscarriage also goes down. Acupuncture helps by addressing problems that affect fertility such as an under-functioning thyroid (hypothyroidism) or over-functioning thyroid (hyperthyroidism).
Can Acupuncture Be Used To Treat Infertility?
Acupuncture, has been used for centuries to treat all causes of infertility. It can improve ovarian follicle formation and increase blood flow to the endometrium, helping to facilitate a thick, rich uterine lining.
When Should Acupuncture Treatment Begin?
Patients are commonly treated for three to four months to correct their menstrual cycle. It may be necessary to progress to artificial insemination, in vitro fertilization (IVF), or donor-egg transfer. Acupuncture used in conjunction with these procedures will increase the success rate.
Women are encouraged to receive acupuncture treatments pre and post embryo transfer. The most effective fertility treatments involve a combination of acupuncture and traditional medicine.
Fertility And Acupuncture: Treatment Duration?
Typically most miscarriages occur within the first three months of pregnancy. Consequently, treatment of patients may often last through week twelve to help prevent miscarriage.
Fertility And Acupuncture: Typical Patients?
Acupuncture can be used to treat any type of fertility disorder including spasms in the fallopian tubes. It is also used to treat elevated follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), repeated pregnancy loss, unexplained (idiopathic) infertility, luteal phase defect, hyperprolactinemia (when not caused by a prolactinoma), polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) with annovulatory cycles, and male factor including men affected with sperm-DNA-fragmentation.