Fertility & Womens Health

Acupuncture can strongly influence the reproductive and endocrine systems, so it’s great for supporting fertility and improving a wide array of gynecological conditions, such as PCOS, endometriosis, irregular periods, and premenstrual symptoms.

The first step in fertility treatments is usually regulating your menstrual/ovulation cycle, while working on reducing stress levels and managing weight if necessary. Patients generally see great improvements in their cycles within 2-3 months. Most women conceive within six to eight months of starting treatments (there are some who conceive within the first 1-2 menstrual cycles and some go for a year or more before they become pregnant).

Whether women are trying to promote fertility naturally or with the help of assisted reproductive therapies (ART) such as in-vitro fertilization (IVF) or intra-uterine insemination (IUI), acupuncture is a great way to:
  • Regulate hormones (e.g. increase estrogen levels if low; decrease FSH levels if too high)
  • Improve ovarian functions and the quality and quantity of follicles
  • Increase blood flow to the uterus and thicken uterine lining for implantation
  • Increase endometrium thickness where it is too thin
  • Reduce side-effects of western drugs and intervention
  • Increase sperm count, mobility and quality
  • Reduce chances of miscarriages; prevent uterine contractions occurring with IFV and IUI
  • Strengthen the immune system
  • Decrease stress and anxiety
  • Relax the uterus

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