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Acupuncture for fertility- will it increase my ovarian reserve?

I am 34 years old and have been trying to get pregnant for 6 years. I have done 3 IVF cycles all with poor results. They were unable to retrieve more than a few eggs and none of them made it to blast, indicating poor quality. I have low AMH and FSH. Will acupuncture help increase my ovarian reserve so I could get pregnant? I want a baby more than anything in this world and will try anything. Also- would in increase not only the number of eggs retrieved, but also the egg quality?

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Yes, acupuncture with herb treatment works together will help increase ovarian reserve
Yes, acupuncture can increase your chances of conceiving a child and carrying the child full term more than 60%
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Hi, this is a tough question to answer over the internet, acupuncture works very well in conjunction with IVF and most clinics I know recommend their clients to use acupuncture alongside their treatment plans. I would recommend you do this the next time you try.
Absolutely, you can have hope. I don't know what the exact problem is with your question, but it can be kind of body temperature problem, especially around your uterus. I think that is why you failed 3 times.
Just visit an acupuncture clinic and have a consultation. I know a lot of successful cases with acupuncture and herbal formulas, even though the success rate is not 100%.
Acupuncture should be able to help on improving the egg quality and the chance of conceiving, but not the ovarian reserve and the egg amount during the ovulation.

The goal of acupuncture is to help your body to function more normally, and the ability to produce good quality eggs and be able to conceive and pregnant is considered the normal functions of the body.

Normally during each ovulation, there are only a few of the eggs will become mature. And if the quality of those eggs is good, you don't need more.
Ovarian reserve (the number of eggs one has in her life) is set when a girl is born, it only reduces during each ovulation and will never increase.

Orange Acupuncture
It is better to have a experienced TCM doctor to evaluate your condition in the term of. TCM pattern diagnosis in order to form a treatment plan. It has to combine acupuncture, moxibuxision. Herbal formula and food therapy together
Hello! Yes, acupuncture has been shown to help a great deal with infertility! Since acupuncture improves blood circulation, in turn, it will help with circulation to the organs and tissues that are compromised in your body. Therefore, yes, indirectly, the quality of your eggs can improve with consistent treatment.
There are many causes which affect egg's quality such as irregular period, stress, low energy, autoimmune system disorder, etc. People may simply have 1 cause or sometimes have a combination of 2 or 3 causes. I need many detail information to find it out. Please make an appointment for consultation and I will explain clearly to you. You will have a clear idea of your treatment strategy at the time.
My practice focuses more on pain relief than fertility, however you can find an acupuncture fertility specialist through (American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine). This board certifies practitioners in the practice of fertility issues and should be able to refer you to a specialist who can both answer all of your questions and treat you.

Good luck in the future.

Jason Gill LAc
Acupuncture and Eastern herb medicine will help you to restore fertility system. Most important part is that how to restore health balance. In order to get health balance you need see acupuncture doctor first and get consultation. I have a few successful cases to pregnant before.
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Hi there, We will try our best to help you. Where are you located? We are in Pasadena CA. Please call my office to speak with me directly, or to schedule an appointment so we may get you on treatments as soon as possible. (626)466-5364
I think you are trying to get pregnant in various ways, but I feel sorry that the results were not good. According to various studies, AMH has no direct relationship with pregnancy. In Oriental Medicine, it is treated to improve the constitution for pregnancy. In our clinic, about 30 questions are asked about the infertile patient's constitution and we treat in many ways to improve your ovarian capacity. For this purpose, not only acupuncture but also moxibustion and herbal medicine are used, and a particular meditation practice for pregnancy is also introduced. However, there is no way to guarantee 100% in any case. Just one thing, based on our experiences, it is clear that the probability of success is very high, if you are treated before age 35. Thank you.
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I saw many good result someone who got the acupuncture treatments, but it is not easy because there are so many reasons for infertility. I believe the most important thing is the balance. If you can keep in balance (hormone), more chance to get a good result. Acupuncture itself can't cure the infertility, but it will help you keep in balance. Please, don't give up! There is a will, there is a way.
A lot of people are doing acupuncture treatments while they go through procedure at the fertility centers. A series of acupuncture treatments would increase the success rate. If you are interested, please call the office at 703-521-0644 to make an initial appointment.


Chinese Medicine is arguably the most effective and beneficial treatment
for these diagnoses. Acupuncture and Chinese herbs can help women who have
diminished ovarian reserve,it can absolutely help increase blood flow to
the ovary and uterus which can be a better environment.The egg's maturation
process is continuous, and only one dominant follicle ovulates each month,
so you can start acupuncture at any time and it will be beneficial. Please
contact me if you have any additional questions or concerns. If you wish to
schedule an appointment let me know which times and days work for you. Our
office is open M-F 9am-5:30pm. Saturday 9-12pm

Danielle DeFreitas

Danielle DeFreitas
*TCM Wellness Project*
Good day,

This is not an area that I have expertise in. But, the one medical answer I can offer is that you are born with a set number of eggs. This will never change. How to enhance your chance of conception and carrying pregnancy to term are different questions that deserve comprehensive investigation and responses that I cannot offer.

I can offer that if parenting is your hope, there are other options to explore.

Kind Regards,
Dr. B
Yes, I understand acupuncture can help you. However, I do not provide treatment fort infertility. I believe there is an Acupuncturist in San Diego who does. I do not know her name, but I believe if you type acupuncture for infertility in a search engine, you will find her.
Good Luck to you.
Thanks for your inquiry and I understand how you feel when 3 IVF attempts have failed. The ideal procedure would be having a few acupuncture sessions before the IVF as a preparedness. Studies have showed the effectiveness of acupuncture in the reproductive system. Acupuncture will nourish the ovaries and increase the FSH. This means your will have a heathier ovulation with good egg quality. I recommend you to try a few acupuncture sessions and then if you don't get pregnant you may want to reconsider another IVF. You would be much better prepared for you next IVF attempt.
Any further questions you may contact me anytime !
Best Regards,
Dr. Anderson
Acupuncture combined with Chinese herbs has been very useful in aiding with fertility. I follow the protocols developed by Dr. Randine Lewis, along with fundamental Chinese theory. I would encourage you to read her book, The Fertility Cure. I would be happy to work with you.
Acupuncture works well for low AMH and poor egg quality. We are all pre-determined - how many eggs we have and use throughout our lives, therefore the number of remaining eggs cannot be altered. However, acupuncture has been proved very effective to improve egg quality and help you make the best of what you have. You are a good candidate for a treatment. I would like to set up a consultation with you to learn more about your medical history.