Fertility Treatment

Acupuncture for Fertility

Acupuncture for fertility is a natural medicine treatment, which involves dealing with the body in a holistic way rather than isolating one organ. It creates a relationship between the organ and its energy channels, or meridians, and targets the cause of the inability to conceive. Additionally, acupuncture treatments help to regulate hormones, increase blood flow, alleviate pain and strengthen the body’s immune system.

Used as a complementary form of therapy for women undergoing other fertility treatments, acupuncture has been proven to be especially beneficial. Acupuncture works by helping women stay more relaxed through stressful fertility treatments. In particular, studies have shown that acupuncture definitely increases the rate of pregnancy in women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF).

A German study done in 2002 showed that of the 80 women who underwent IVF and received acupuncture, 34 women got pregnant, a success rate of 42.5%. Of the 80 women involved in the study who received IVF without any acupuncture treatments, only 21 women (26.3%) became pregnant.

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More recently, an American study involving 114 women showed that 51% of the women who had acupuncture and IVF treatments became pregnant versus only 36% of the women who had IVF alone. Deeper analysis of this study revealed that, while 8% of the women in the acupuncture group miscarried, the rate of miscarriage in the IVF-only group was 20%. Furthermore, women who received acupuncture also had lower rates of ectopic pregnancies.

At MARON Acupuncture Clinic, many of the patients use our acupuncture treatments in conjunction with assisted reproductive technologies (ART).
We recognize that the needs of each patient are highly individualized, and that no two patients ever share the same history, diagnosis, or personalized needs. We will work with you to clearly identify the specific factors that may be inhibiting your fertility and then work to correct them so that pregnancy can occur naturally.

If you would like to find out more about acupuncture for fertility or talk to a practitioner for advice, please contact us using our online web form.

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