Infertility and IVF Support

Infertility and IVF Support

The treatment of infertility and other gynecological problems has been documented in Tradition Chinese Medicine since the ancient times.  Today, modern science has shown that acupuncture is able to do this by increasing blood flow to the pelvic region, as well as up-regulating the reproductive hormones to improve ovarian and follicular functions.  Some of the conditions commonly treated with acupuncture and chinese herbal medicine include the following:

  • idiopathic (unexplained) infertility

  • repeated pregnancy loss

  • frequent miscarriages

  • polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)

  • anovulatory cycles

  • spastic tubes

  • elevated FSH (follicular stimulating hormone)

  • luteal phase defect

  • hyperprolactinemia

  • male factors contributing to infertility

For older females attempting pregnancy with no success, acupuncture and herbs can improve organ functions and egg production to increase their receptivity to hormone therapies and in-vitro fertilization (IVF).  Standard protocols at fertility clinics now include acupuncture three to four months prior to insemination, IVF, or donor-egg transfer, as well as afterwards.

By increasing blood flow to the uterus, acupuncture also facilitate better absorption of nutrients and hormones necessary to create a thick enough uterine lining that can hold the implanted embryo.

For those dealing with frequent miscarriages and difficult pregnancies, acupuncture can help settle the fetus, treat morning sickness and water retention problems, and even turn breech babies.

If you are interested in finding out more about your symptoms and what acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine can do for you, contact us today.