Acupuncture and Fertility

What you need to know

Experiencing fertility issues? Have questions about how acupuncture and naturopathic medicine can help you conceive? Give our office a call today at (425) 686-4498, to learn how you can increase fertility with natural medicine!

Fertility Support with Acupuncture

What are natural ways to help enhance fertility?

Infertility is an all-too-common problem among couples looking to conceive. According to Resolve, the National Infertility Association, approximately 1 in 8 couples struggle to get and stay pregnant. Couples in this scenario often resort to spending tens of thousands of dollars on expensive fertility medicine and treatment that yields no tangible results. However, a more effective solution may come from the ancient practice of acupuncture.

What Is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that involves the placement of thin needles in specific points of the body. While the exact methods have evolved since the practice was first used during the Shang Dynasty (1600–1100 BCE), the underlying principle remains the same: to stimulate the body’s life force (Qi) by correcting blockages.

The human body contains a total of 12 meridians through which Qi flows. Normally, it travels through these meridians unrestricted. There are times, however, when a blockage prevents Qi from flowing, at which point it grows stagnant and begins to adversely affect our organs and vital systems. Traditional Chinese Medicine is based on the belief that restoring the body’s Qi can alleviate various symptoms and diseases.

How Acupuncture Can Help Couples Conceive

So, can acupuncture increase your chances of conceiving?

It really depends on what exactly is causing your infertility. However, acupuncture – when performed by a licensed acupuncturist – can restore your body’s life force and potentially correct problems associated with infertility.

Fertility clinic researchers recently performed a study to determine the effectiveness of acupuncture as a fertility treatment. 160 patients who were undergoing assisted reproduction therapy were split into two groups: one group received embryo transfer with acupuncture, while the second group received embryo transfer without acupuncture. Of the 80 patients in group one who received acupuncture, 34 became pregnant (42.5%). In the second group, just 21 patients became pregnant (26.3%).

This is just one of many studies attesting to the power of acupuncture for couples looking to conceive. If you’re struggling to become pregnant, schedule an appointment with a licensed acupuncturist to see if it works for you. Who knows, this centuries-old practice could be the missing element to your new family.

Check out our previous post on the Top 5 Ways to Enhance Fertility

Experiencing fertility issues? Have questions about how acupuncture and naturopathic medicine can help you conceive? Give me Dr. Heintze at Starting Point Acupuncture a call today at (425) 686-4498, to learn how you can increase fertility with natural medicine!

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Dr. Ellie Heintze, ND, LAc

  • Master’s Degree in Acupuncture
    Bastyr University
  • Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine
    Bastyr University
  • Master’s Degree in Chemistry
    Northern Arizona University
Dr. Heintze Acupuncturist and Naturopathic Doctor

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