The Berkley Center


How does acupuncture improve fertility in women?

Acupuncture improves female fertility by increasing blood flow to the ovaries and uterus, thereby enhancing the environment for an egg to mature and for the implantation of an embryo. It also helps in regulating hormone levels, which can normalize ovulation cycles.

Is acupuncture safe for women trying to conceive?

When performed by a licensed and experienced practitioner, acupuncture is safe for women trying to conceive.

How many acupuncture sessions are needed for fertility treatment?

The number of sessions varies depending on the individual’s condition and response to treatment. Generally, treatment involves sessions twice weekly for approximately three months. It takes three months for an immature egg or sperm to develop fully.

Can acupuncture be used alongside IVF or other fertility treatments?

Yes, acupuncture can be used in conjunction with IVF (In Vitro Fertilization) and other fertility treatments. Studies show that acupuncture can improve IVF success rates by enhancing egg quality and sperm quality, reducing stress, and improving the thickness of the uterine lining.

Are there any side effects of using acupuncture for fertility?


Can acupuncture help with conditions like PCOS or endometriosis, which can affect fertility?

Yes, acupuncture can be part of the treatment plan for conditions like Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and endometriosis, which are known to affect fertility. It can help manage symptoms and improve fertility by addressing hormonal imbalances and reducing inflammation.

Can lifestyle changes enhance the effectiveness of acupuncture for fertility?

Yes, lifestyle changes such as adopting a healthy diet, maintaining a healthy weight, reducing stress through yoga or meditation, and avoiding alcohol and smoking can enhance the effectiveness of acupuncture in improving fertility. It’s essential to have a holistic approach to treatment.
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