In recent years through multiple studies researchers have found that acupuncture is a beneficial treatment for infertility. Although acupuncture cannot treat all the causes of infertility it proves benefit to certain causes of infertility. Acupuncture is a safe and noninvasive way to increase fertility for both men and women.
So how does acupuncture help the chances of conception you might ask? Acupuncture increases blood flow and ovarian and follicular function. The increase of blood flow to the endometrium creates a rich thick uterine lining suitable for egg attachment. However, if a woman suffers from Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) or any form of tubal adhesions then acupuncture cannot prove beneficial. If the source of infertility comes from and under or over functioning thyroid, which is the most common reason for infertility, then acupuncture can be the solution to infertility problems. Acupuncture can also help with problems such as, spasmed tubes, repeated pregnancy loss, unexplained infertility, Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), and males with sperm-DNA-fragmentations. Acupuncture for infertility is a process-oriented therapy, meaning the more treatments the better results are. Another component that can increase the benefits of acupuncture is the use of herbs. Acupuncture can also benefit and progress to the procedures of insemination, In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), and donor egg transfer.
Acupuncture proves beneficial to turning infertility to fertility. However, the best combination to combat infertility is acupuncture paired with herbs and traditional medicine. With all the disciplines involved there is a very high chance for success of conception and pregnancy.