Fertility

A woman’s ability to conceive and carry a baby to term can be interrupted by any number of environmental factors. When a healthy lifestyle is followed, but the ability to conceive is not there, acupuncture and herbs in the right combination increases a woman’s chance to conceive and carry a child to term.

Acupuncture combined with herbs have been used for centuries to treat some but not all causes of infertility. Patients are commonly treated for three to four months before progressing to insemination, in vitro fertilization (IVF), or donor-egg transfer. This pacing of treatment seems to have the most therapeutic effect.

In a study by Stener-Victorin et al from the Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology Fertility Centre, Scandinavia and University of Gothenburg, women are encouraged to receive acupuncture treatments pre and post embryo transfer. Clinical observations from the Berkley Center for Reproductive Wellness suggest that the most effective fertility treatments involve a combination of acupuncture, herbal medicine, and traditional medicine. However, conception occasionally occurs when acupuncture and herbal medicines are used without traditional medical interventions.