Can Acupuncture Enhance Chances of Fertility?

Written by Nancy

A time comes in every couple’s life when they begin thinking of having kids. This time comes at different intervals in life for people—some may feel the time is right immediately after marriage while others want to wait.

Fortunate are those couples who succeed in conceiving after only a few months of trying. Other people have trouble conceiving, especially women who have left the wonderful twenties and wandered into their thirty’s.

Age and Decreasing Fertility

It takes women longer to conceive as their age increases. The risk of not being able to get pregnant also increases. Decreased levels of fertility are also linked to the father’s age. In fact, increase age (of the mother and father) negatively impact:

  • Chance of misconception
  • Risk of miscarriage
  • Health of child
  • Complications in pregnancy

Surprisingly, acupuncture is touted as the treatment solution that can possibly help couples who are already undergoing IVF.

What Is Acupuncture?

It’s first and foremost an ancient Chinese medical practice used to treat a myriad of conditions. The practice is based on the theory that vital energy (chi) flows through the body along certain pathways. This energy can be manipulated and balanced by inserting thin needles on specific points along the energy pathways.

This level of stimulation and manipulation helps restore health and well-being. Acupuncture has been a staple of Chinese medicine for some 5,000 years, gaining acceptance in the Western medical community.

However, can acupuncture be really effective in enhancing fertility?

How Can Fertility Be Enhanced With a Holistic Treatment Plan

While acupuncture can be used to treat a number of ailments, it aims to do the following when it comes to fertility:

For Women

  • Menstrual cycle regulation via hormonal imbalance correction
  • Enhancing follicular development for egg quality improvement
  • Thickening of lining to help with embryo implantation
  • Regulation of stress on the body
  • Improvement of general health and well-being

For Men

  • Enhancing sperm quality by improving factors that affect it
  • Addressing stress and other conditions that negatively impact sperm and promote infertility

Finding an experienced acupuncturist specialising in fertility can be difficult. Visit a clinic you trust and one known to help people facing your specific issue.

Brisbane Livewell Clinic is a good option for people living in or near Brisbane. This Australian based clinic specialises in various holistic healing methods and treatments, providing a complete plan to patients. Promote your health and well-being by choosing acupuncture for fertility!  

About the author



I’m Nancy and no, I didn’t always look like I do in that picture on the right. My foray into health and fitness began as a brace-faced, 16 year-old who was too afraid to wear a two-piece at the beach because I felt my body paled in comparison to my much more toned friends.

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