Acupuncture For Infertility

Rhode Island

Acupuncture is highly effective in helping women to conceive because of its effect in balancing hormone levels. Whether you are a young couple just beginning to plan your family or you have been trying to conceive for awhile and now are seeking help, acupuncture can be an invaluable aid for fertility.

Acupuncture can be used to:

  • Stimulate egg production for women who are or are not using fertility drugs.
  • Resolve thyroid problems that can affect fertility, such as hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism
  • Improve ovarian and follicular function
  • Treat elevated levels of follicle stimulating hormone (FSH)
  • Treat luteal phase defect
  • Relax spasmed tubes
  • Increase the flow of blood to the endometrium

Acupuncture is so effective in the treatment of infertility that many fertility clinics send clients – both men and women – to receive acupuncture treatment before they begin more costly and invasive treatments. Acupuncture is commonly used in conjunction with in vitro and intrauterine insemination because it can significantly increase the success rate of implantation.

Furthermore, acupuncture can be used in the early weeks of pregnancy to prevent miscarriage.

When to Seek Treatment

The effects of acupuncture are a cumulative process. The Doctors of Acupuncture at the Traditional Eastern Medicine clinic typically begin working with patients who will be undergoing infertility treatments several months before they begin the process of insemination, in vitro fertilization (IVF), or donor-egg transfer.

Help for Men

Traditional Chinese medicine, particularly herbal therapies, can be helpful for men with motility, morphology and sperm count problems, and is used to treat a medical condition called sperm-DNA-fragmentation, which can increase the chances of miscarriage.

When Acupuncture Is Not Effective

Acupuncture is not an effective treatment for women who no longer ovulate, for women with blocked fallopian tubes or tubal adhesions from PID or endometriosis, with fibroid tumors or polyps.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Lee or Dr. Fischer at our Providence, RI, acupuncture clinic, call 401-743-9533. All calls returned promptly.
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