Acupuncture for Fertility

When it comes to infertility, there is probably not much you wouldn’t try if it helped you to conceive. One thing you may wish to consider is acupuncture for fertility.

In this article, we’ll explore how acupuncture works and how it can be used as part of a holistic fertility treatment.

Acupuncture for fertility

How Does Acupuncture for Fertility Work?

One question that you might be asking is whether or not acupuncture for fertility works. Treatments such as IUI and IVF have a strong basis in science. Acupuncture has undergone less research, however, early tests show that it can be a good treatment for infertility.

The same tests prove that acupuncture is at its most effective when it’s combined with western fertility treatments such as IVF or IUI. When acupuncture is combined with IUI, there was an increase of 26% in the conception rate.

There are several reasons why acupuncture for fertility works. Acupuncture promotes relaxation, regulates menstrual cycles, lowers stress levels, and boosts the blood flow to the uterus. All of these factors may be beneficial to fertility.

Another reason that it may be beneficial is that acupuncture can help with conditions such as polycystic ovarian syndrome and endometriosis.

In addition to this acupuncture can help with bloating and nausea which makes fertility treatment more bearable.

Which Acupuncture Points Are Beneficial for Fertility?

There are 12 points on your body which are linked to the various organs, all of which can benefit you when you’re trying to conceive. Some of these points include:

Zigong Xue: Uterus Point

The Zigong Xue point is situated just above the pubic bone. It’s known as the uterus point because it is useful in dealing with conditions that are connected to the uterus such as painful periods, uterine prolapses, and infertility.

CV2: Curved Bone

The CV2 point is known in English as the curved bone. This is located near the centre of the pubic bone. This can be used in the treatment of  dysmenorrhea, male infertility, and irregular cycles.

CV5: Stone Gate

The CV5 point is referred to as Stone Gate in English. This is situated three inches above the pubic bone. This point can be used to treat both male and female infertility.

ST30: Surging Qi

The ST30 point is referred to as the surging Qi in English and is situated on the inner groin. This area is used to treat male infertility, to regulate a variety of menstrual conditions.

KD13: Qi Hole

The KD13 point is referred to as the “Qi Hole,”. It can be found along the kidney meridian. This point can be used to treat several different gynecological issues in addition to infertility.

Disclaimer: At Acupuncture That Works we are conscious that there are lots of claims made about the results that people can get from using Acupuncture. To be clear, we aim to make no such claims ourselves. We will never claim that Acupuncture will work within a specified time nor that it will bring a specified result. We can say that is possible to deliver short term improvement and short term relief in certain circumstances. It is not and never will be, a miracle cure.

** FERTILITY AND STERILITY® VOL. 77, NO. 4, APRIL 2002