Dr. Hui (Grace) Gao LAc., TCMD
Thank you for your question.
It would be best to consult the treating acupuncturist regarding their ability and approach to assist. This is a very specific diagnosis and as I am not your sister's provider, I do not and should not have the specifics about whether acupuncture can help. Ultimately, it is your sister’s choice and her privacy and autonomy with what can be emotionally very challenging to navigate should be respected and supported.
Again, thank you for wanting to educate yourself and reaching out.
I understand acupuncture can benefit infertility. There are some specialists in the San Diego area. Unfortunately, I do not know any personally.
Greg C. Bieg, Lic. Ac.
Acupuncturists treat infertility by addressing the underlying problems that affect fertility such as an under-functioning thyroid (hypothyroidism) or over-functioning thyroid (hyperthyroidism). Although not all underlying infertility problems can be treated by acupuncture, the treatment's effect of improved ovarian and follicular function generally improves fertility. Additionally, acupuncture can increase blood flow to the endometrium, helping to facilitate a thick, rich lining which in turn improves fertility. This is generally how acupuncture works for infertility, but every patient's case is different. For me to be able to come up with a treatment plan which includes acupuncture treatments and herbs I would need to meet with the patient and set up a plan specific for them.
I hope this answered your question. If you have any more, please do not hesitate to contact us at Mulberry Leaf Acupuncture & Herbs.
Aleksandra Dianova, L.Ac.
Acupuncture has proven to have much success in treating various causes of infertility. Acupuncture treats the root cause of a patient's infertility. During the initial intake with each patient we work together to discover what that individual's root cause of infertility is which points us in the direction of what the best course of action is.
Acupuncture can help in treating infertility by:
1. Normalizing menstrual cycle and hormone levels
2. Improving pregnancy outcome in cases of recurrent pregnancy loss
3. Increasing blood flow to uterus and ovaries, which can improve the quality of the eggs and increase chances of implantation
4. Returning ovulation if it had ceased due to PCOS
and, in general, by returning the body to its original balance.
If the organs are normal in structure, but only lack in function, they can be nursed back to health by Chinese medicine because Chinese medicine is good at adjusting constitution and changing the body environment so as to enhance organ function. Chinese medicine does not contain hormones, but many herbs can simulate the function of progesterone in the body; Chinese medicine can help regulate ovulation by ovulation and improve egg quality.
Acupuncture can also improve the bad sperm motility, lack of quantity, poor quality.
By the way, the most important is that you work and rest normally, get regular exercise, and eat a balanced diet.
and the ovaries.
I generally see my fertility patients once a week and do treatments
There are lots of different reasons why a woman may be experiencing infertility: PCOS, endometriosis, structural issues with the fallopian tubes, and so on. It's best to have some idea, from the perspective of western medicine, where the problem lies before coming to an acupuncturist for assistance.
I've done a bit of work with menstrual issues, PCOS, and infertility. I'm usually pretty successful, unfortunately correcting the underlying issues takes some time. Usually, we're looking at 3 months or so to get the hormones regulated. If your sister is in or near Woodland Park, CO, I offer a free 30-minute consult. If she's somewhere else (even out of state), I can usually come up with a referral.
Jeff Rippey, L.Ac.
Alexandre Hillairet, DAOM
Hope this helps
A lot of infertility comes from endocrine disorders, Immune system disorders and low function of organs. That falls right into the treatable area of acupuncture.
Generally speaking, on husband side, if he's able to produce functional sperm, even if it's count and activity is low, acupuncture will be able to help. (meaning that the function of producing and transporting sperm still exists, without severe blockage)
On wife side, if she still has menstruation and somehow ovulates, acupuncture will be able to help. (meaning that the uterus and ovaries are still functional, without severe blockage)
help her to conceive.
Hope all of these help answer your questions.
If you have any questions, please let me know. Thank you so much,
Huan Wen Jonathan Fang
The goal of an infertility treatment from a Chinese medicine perspective is not just to get pregnant, but to stay pregnant and to have a healthy baby. So, regulating the menstrual cycle is the starting point, and keeping the body in balance throughout the pregnancy is vital.
Among many other benefits, acupuncture can provide better blood flow to the ovaries and uterus, creating a stronger chance for an egg to be nourished and carried to term.
By reducing stress, acupuncture can prevent hormonal disruptions that are caused by cortisol, can help prevent stress related spasms in the uterus or fallopian tubes. Acupuncture can also help regulate the balance between the hypothalamus, pituitary and the reproductive organs.
For men, acupuncture treatments can again, help with hormonal balance, with production and motility of healthy sperm.
There are some things that acupuncture would not be able to help, i.e. blocked tubes or tubal adhesions, menopausal women would not be good candidates, etc.
I do not personally work with infertility, but can help you find a practitioner if you would like more information from someone who works directly with this issue.
Acupuncture helps with the reproductive function by improving the condition of physical organs that are involved as well as balancing the hormones that helps a woman to be pregnant. It helps the blood flow in the uterus and also helps to control the temperature of the reproductive organs to be pregnant and stay pregnant - also to have a healthy pregnant. Acupuncture also helps the digestive organs to absorb the nutrients and get rid of of the excess toxins in your body to help transfer nutrients to help the reproductive organs.
If you have anymore questions or concerns, please feel free to email us.
Dr. Scott Sang In LeeChun Am Acupuncture천암 한의원
Acupuncture increases energy and blood flow throughout the body and acupuncture point placement focuses the treatment on individual organ systems. Emotions and stress response are soothed and equalized, allowing the brain to get out of "fight-or-flight/stress" mode and remain in "normal function/relaxation" mode. When stressed or emotionally tight, the body is not able to perform optimally. Acupuncture eliminates imbalances and increases normal function. Acupuncture also stimulates and balances the endocrine/hormonal system.
When there are imbalances within the physical or emotional bodies, energy and therefore information transmission between cells, tissues organs is lacking, causing dysfunction. Acupuncture moves and strengthens energy and therefore the flow of vital information within the body for maximum health.
There are many different underlying issues that may cause fertility problems, and once a Chinese medicine diagnosis is made identifying the root problems, treatment is begun. The normal length of time necessary for treatment depends on the diagnosis. With fertility issues, 4 months of treatment is usual.
Acupuncture will be the main treatment modality. I may also employ Chinese herbs, food therapy (using foods as medicine), acupressure and reflexology TaiJi and Qigong exercises. I hold a Masters in Oriental Medicine and have studied extensively over the years with Dr. Richard Tan, a master acupuncturist and instructor.
Please feel free to call me at 540-309-4105 for more information or stop in my office to say hello. Whatever your sister decides, acupuncture and Chinese medicine should be at the top of her list of things to do to ultimately become pregnant, have a healthy pregnancy and experience a normal delivery. Chinese medicine has been treating women's health issues successfully for thousands of years.
Health & Happiness,
Mari Mengarelli DOM LAc
Acupuncture (along with herbs) can be a very effective treatment ti increase blood flow to the uterus. This helps with a better shedding of the lining during the period and strengthens the lining of the uterus so that an egg can attach more easily. It helps to boost immunity and stimulate the Fallopian tubes. It is an important tool for regulating irregular periods, treating PCOS and fibroids and assists in the overall function of the reproductive system in both women and men!
I hope this helps.
Andrew Pacholyk MS L.Ac
Hope that is helpful and feel free to follow up with questions you may have still have!
I have treated many patients who had experienced infertility problems over the years. In some cases, combining an acupuncture treatment and an herb treatment is recommended.
Please feel free to contact my office to make an appointment for an initial assessment. I will provide an effective treatment with an excellent care.
Hanil Oriental Medicine for Acupuncture and Herb
7345 McWhorter Pl. #101
Annandale, VA 22003
Generally, Stress, imbalance hormone, toxin in body, lack of qi, lack of blood, Qi flow blockage, low metabolism, high BMI, dysmenorrhea, etc Cause Imbalance.
If you go OBGYN They will check Hormone level, and physical look of womb, and BMI.
Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture treat the root of all causes not just a symptom.
I recommend you to see LICENSED Acupuncturist, Some of L.ac offer Free Consultation!
Also, acupuncture is great to promote a healthy production of an egg and to increase fertility. If she is having trouble conceiving because she isn't producing healthy eggs acupuncture helps jump start that process as well.