Supporting you through our reproductive transitions
(3 to 6 Months program)
For thousands of years Chinese Medicine has been used to enhance fertility, improve sexual health, balance hormones, and regulate the menstrual cycle
We treat PMS, menstrual cramps, irregular periods, amenorrhea and more.
Chinese medicine relieves many perimenopausal & menopausal symptoms.
Natural solutions for common pregnancy ailments from morning sickness to back pain.
FEMALE & MALE FACTOR INFERTILITY
We can help boost libido, increase sperm count, tackle prostatitis & more
We can help with postpartum recovery, low milk supply and mood swings.
You can learn more about getting in shape before conceiving or troubleshooting a specific fertility issue on our Fertility Page.
Fertility acupuncture is a customized acupuncture treatment plan utilizing acupuncture, herbs, and nutrition to help improve fertility. It is a process-oriented method of medical intervention that aids in improving fertility in men and women, treating fertility disorders and assisted reproductive technology such as IVF and IUI. When it comes to fertility, it is better to do more than less.
What conditions can fertility acupuncture treat?
Female System Care
Tumors & Cysts
Male System Care
Menopause, Hot Flashes
Other issues that may interfere with your fertility and often respond well to acupuncture include:
Ovarian cysts and uterine fibroids
Irregular menstrual cycles
Luteal phase defect (LPD)
Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
Premature ovarian failure (POF)
Poor egg quality
Advanced maternal age
Thin, unresponsive endometrium
Almost any type of fertility disorder can be helped with acupuncture.
Benefits of Fertility Acupuncture
Improves ovary function
Regulates menstrual cycles
Increases uterine blood flow
Relaxes the body
Increases chance of conceiving
Enhances implantation chances
Acupuncture addresses common causes of male infertility such as blood flow stagnation through testicular arteries. This limits the transport and removal of waste which in turns affects the health of the sperm.
Addressing common causes of female infertility, such as hormonal imbalances or the buildup of phlegm in the lower body, both of which affect ovulation
Reducing stress in both partners, which affects hormone levels that can interfere with conception
Fertility acupuncture can also decrease the chances of a miscarriage.
What can I expect during fertility acupuncture treatments?
Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine have been helping couples to conceive for thousands of years. These practices can increase conception rates when used on their own as well as in conjunction with modern fertility treatments such as in vitro fertilization.
When you come in for your first treatment, the Shanghai Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture team discusses and reviews all aspects of your fertility goals and issues. They then work with you to develop a customized treatment plan that will best help you to improve your overall ability to have a healthy and happy conception. The team continues to work with you to maintain good health for both you and your baby during your maternity and help with your postnatal care.
The ideal treatment schedule for women is 1-2 times per week with an average of 4-6 months to conceive when using acupuncture to improve fertility. For men, the ideal treatment schedule is once a week and 2-3 months of acupuncture treatment in combination with herbal medicine to see significant improvement in sperm production.
Schedule a visit at Shanghai Chinese medicine today to find out more about fertility acupuncture treatments. Call the office or book your visit online.
According to a 2017 report by the U.S. Society of Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART), 1 million babies have been born in the United States between 1987 and 2015 through the use of IVF or other assisted reproductive technologies. Acupuncture may help improve chances for having successful IVF transfers. According to a 2018 randomized controlled trial, in which 157 women were randomized to receive either acupuncture treatment three times in the treatment cycle in addition to a standard IVF protocol (n = 79) or no acupuncture treatment (n = 78) in their first or second IVF cycle, a per-protocol analysis revealed that the rate of live births (27/64, 42% vs. 11/69, 15.94%, P = 0.001) and positive pregnancy tests (34/64, 53% vs. 19/69, 27.53%, P = 0.013) were significantly higher in the acupuncture group compared with the control group.
Gillerman K, Kulkarni A, Shah A, Gudi A, Homburg R. The impact of acupuncture on IVF success rates: A randomised controlled trial. Fertil Sci Res 2018;5:48-54