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When should you get acupuncture for fertility?

I'm 31, and I want to get acupuncture for fertility since me and husband want to try to have a kid. Should I wait until I'm ovulating, or no? When should I get acupuncture for fertility?

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Acupuncture for fertility must be undertaken 2 times per week for at least 6 months. Do not look for success until after at least 3 months of therapy. You have to give your body at least 3 months of treatment to begin to stabilize. Female hormonal issues are a cyclical issue. At least 3 months are necessary to judge change for the better.During this time you should abstain from intercourse. Otherwise you will be depleting the energy being built up by the acupuncture therapy. A skilled acupuncturist is imperative. NO DRY NEEDLING. Chinese herbal formulas are highly effective for fertility when combined with acupuncture so find a practitioner who has been well trained in Chinese Herbology. Hope this helps. Mari
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Hi. No you shouldn't wait. You will get all instructions on your first visit.
I would recommend acupuncture as soon as possible to help regulate the menstrual cycle. During ovulation we try not to do acupuncture and let the body function naturally while addressing necessary focus to keep it balanced.

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Acupuncture has a great and positive impact on fertility.

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To increase your and your husband's fertility, it is best to start as soon as possible with your acupuncture treatments. Your licensed acupuncturist or doctor of Oriental Medicine will create a treatment protocol based on each health situation.
Find an acupuncturist in your area that specializes in infertility and ask them what they recommend.
Good afternoon,

Acupuncture can really help infertility. You need to talk to your OB/GYN and your acupuncturist to arrange the most suitable time to receive acupuncture therapy for infertility.

Have a great day,

David Chen, L.Ac. S.M.E.

We suggest getting acupuncture a few times during the month you want to try and conceive before, during, and right after ovulation for the best results.
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Ashley Griffith
The sooner you try acupuncture, the quicker your path to fertility! You can start acupuncture at any time during your cycle, and your acupuncture treatments may differ depending on where you are in your cycle. We've had lots of success in assisting our patients not only to get pregnant, but throughout the pregnancy to ensure an optimal and healthy deliver. Read more here:

Thank you for your inquiry!

When addressing fertility acupuncture, we take a deep look at your fertility journey. Questions around your menstrual cycle are very important to discern when and how to move forward with acupuncture. There is no specific time in the menstrual cycle that is more important than the other to start your treatments. However, typically we see patients one to two times per
week during their monthly cycle.

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No, you don't need to wait until you are ovulating, because acupuncture treatment is to help you adjust your body system, eliminate some hidden disease, and enhance physical fitness.
Hi there! Starting acupuncture as soon as possible will increase your chances of conceiving, because conception occurs when the body is nourished and in balance. Theoretically, the sooner you begin to work on balancing and nourishing, the sooner you will conceive.
As soon as disposable when you know you need help, because it improves circulation, reduces stress, and helps the body balance.

It’s best to start right away to address any underlying conditions that are minor or asymptomatic as it can cause prevent conception and cause adverse effects to the fetus if the mother is not in optimal health.
Acupuncture has been proven to increase the success rate of fertility with IVF and without.
Yes, please go to get acupuncture one day before each ovulation only if you have a regular menses.
If your menses are irregular, you need to start the acupuncture treatment before each bleeding. In this case, regulating menstrual bleeding is the first step.
Acupuncture can help your body prepare and function optimally so that when you do get pregnant you’re able to support the new life
You can start acupuncture whenever you'd like, but the sooner, the better. As is true for all acupuncture treatments, I would like to specify that you will need more that just one. It's difficult to predict how many exactly or the frequency required because it varies between styles and practitioners. Even after you've achieved your pregnancy, it's a good idea to continue with treatments to support your body through the pregnancy. There are some points we must avoid once you're pregnant, however, so please inform your practitioner as soon as you know.

If I may offer one piece of advice, it's to be patient. Having a baby isn't as scientific in Chinese medicine as it is in western medicine. Once your hearts and home are ready, your little bundle of joy will find you. This may take time so don't blame yourselves! Breathe and trust that everything will happen when the time is right.
Acupuncture is a process-oriented method of medical intervention, usually combined with herbal medicine, has been used for centuries which increase blood flow to the endometrium helping to facilitate a thick rich lining. Patients are treated for three to four months before progressing to insemination, IVF, and donor-egg transfer. Most miscarriages occur within the first 3 months of pregnancy. treatment often last through week twelve to help prevent miscarriage. It is better to do more than less.
The sooner you go the better chances you have, because age is a factor in cases of fertility. Your husband should also get some sessions too because it isn't always the woman's body that isn't working properly.

The practitioner will have different treatment strategies and different herbal remedies for the varying stages of your cycle to regulate the cycle completely. That is the first step. So, the earlier you go the more can be done sooner. Again, have your husband go too. It takes 4 months for new sperm to fully develop, so you want to make sure he's growing them in an environment that keeps them healthy.

Good luck, and be sure to find someone who specializes in Infertility.
Before and after fertility prositure it’s safe any time
No, you don't need to wait for any particular part of your cycle as you will be going in for a series of treatments, not just once. It may take you several months of treatments, so there's no time like the present to start the acupuncture.
The treatment can be started anytime. To have a high success birth rate, your cycle needs to be regular for three months before trying to conceive.
You can get acupuncture anytime for fertility. Please make sure your husband has no problem. Both you and your husband need to get acupuncture treatment if your husband has sperm quality and/or quantity issue.
I'm a little confused by your question: have you and your husband been trying to get pregnant and are experiencing difficulty, or are you considering trying to get pregnant and want to use Chinese medicine just in case?

Assuming no underlying health issues for either one of you, I'd probably suggest starting acupuncture for both of you at the end of your period. I'd go once a week, this will give you roughly 2 treatments prior to ovulation. I'd continue acupuncture, for both partners, at once a week for the next 2-3 weeks and then see what happens.

If you have menstrual irregularity, abnormally long or short cycles or abnormally painful menstruation, then all bets are off and you might need more intensive treatment to normalize your cycle before getting in to the work of fertility enhancement. Things might also get complicated if you've been on long term hormonal birth control (pills, implants, Mirena IUD, etc.)

It's also worthwhile to have your husband tested for sperm count, quality and so on. This will give you a head start on things if you do encounter issues getting pregnant.
You should get acupuncture as soon as possible. The reason being, what is causing the fertility issue you, your husband, or both. The more information the better treatment plan.