The treatment of infertility with acupuncture and Chinese medicine dates back 2000 years. These ancient time-tested techniques improve fertility rates and support a woman’s whole body, unlocking unlimited potential for health, healing and childbearing.
A landmark study published in the medical journal Fertility & Sterility found that acupuncture dramatically improves the chances of becoming pregnant when used in conjunction with other assisted reproductive techniques. Researchers from Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York reviewed studies, and concluded that acupuncture helps to:
- increase blood flow to the uterus, which improves the chances of an ovum implanting on the uterine wall
- reduce anxiety, stress, and the hormones that are secreted during stressful situations that can significantly decrease fertility.
- normalize hormone and endocrine systems that regulate ovulation, especailly in women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
- positively affect the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis which plays a key role in fertility
- regulate menstrual cycle
Acupuncture has also been shown to positively affect pregnancy and birth. According to the World Health Organization, acupuncture has been found useful for relieving labor pain, nausea, vomiting and significantly reducing the duration of labor. There is also strong evidence that acupuncture can help with a breached birth