Fertility acupuncture is an important field in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Since ancient times, acupuncturists have devoted themselves to search for the remedy that helps fertility. Many acupuncture books have articles dedicated to treat infertility with acupuncture. Fertility acupuncture is widely used in China because of its gentle nature on the body, effectiveness, and no side effects.
The cause of infertility — TCM Theory
Traditional Chinese Medicine believes that there are many causes of infertility. These causes include insufficient Qi and poor blood flow, stagnation of liver Qi, accumulation of cold and dampness, etc. Some of these causes are innate and some are acquired. These factors can cause blockage of the meridians and cause the body to lose balance between Yin and Yang. The imbalance of Yin and Yang can lead to insufficient growth of kidney Qi and causes infertility.
Understand infertility treatment of TCM
The principle of Traditional Chinese Medicine treatment of infertility is to restore the balance of Yin and Yang and promote circulation of Qi and blood. Chinese medicine believes that there two kinds of energy in the human body, Yin and Yang. Yin is like rain, and Yang is like sunlight. Only when Yin and Yang are in a balanced state can a person’s fertility function be normal.
This is similar to a plant, for it to grow and prosper it needs sufficient sunlight and rain. Plants can only grow vigorously when the ratio of sunlight to rain is balanced. If there is too much or too little sunlight or rain, plants will grow poorly. Traditional Chinese Medicine believes that human body is like mother nature. When the Yin and Yang are in balance, it is as if the natural sunlight and rain are working together in a harmonious way. The balance of Yin and Yang can make a person’s fertility function prosperous.
Traditional Chinese Medicine treatment of infertility is to use various methods to balance human Yin and Yang. Fertility acupuncture is one of the most practiced method.
Our clinical fertility acupuncture
Our clinic has extensive experience in fertility acupuncture. Before the treatment takes place, our acupuncturist will first use Traditional Chinese Medicine diagnostic methods to examine the patient’s body. Then determine the Yin and Yang state of the patient base on the diagnosis of Chinese medicine and Wuxing (Chinese Philosophy).
On the basis of a clear diagnosis, our acupuncturist will use Taoist acupuncture and classical acupuncture to restore the balance of Yin and Yang according to the specific situation of the patient’s Yin deficiency or Yang deficiency. If it is Yang deficiency, our acupuncturist will also combine moxibustion to improve the treatment effect.
In addition to restoring the balance of Yin and Yang on the body, relieving stress is also an important part of our clinic’s fertility acupuncture treatment. We believe that a relaxed mood can make Qi and blood flow smoothly.
In our clinic, infertility treatment is based on acupuncture, combined with moxibustion, cupping, and herbal medicine. We combine fertility acupuncture and the holistic treatment of Traditional Chinese Medicine to increase your fertility chances.
How acupuncture affects fertility
Studies have shown that acupuncture can greatly affect fertility in many aspects, and boost pregnancy rate in a number of ways. The treatment can improve ovarian functions, increase the thickness of uterine lining, regulate hormones, and help produce better eggs. Every element contributes to a higher chance of pregnancy. In addition, other conditions such as pelvic pain, heavy bleeding, menopausal symptoms, and irregular periods can also be resolved. Acupuncture for infertility treatment can be done before and after IUI, and embryo transfer.
Acupuncture has been clinically proven to:
|Enhance Egg Quality|
|Enhance the Quality of the Uterine Lining|
|Reduce the Chances of Uterine Contraction After IVF procedures|
|Prevent recurring miscarriages|
|Improve sperm count, motility, morphology and reduce sperm DNA fragmentation|