I love acupuncture, period. But I especially LOVE acupuncture for FERTILITY. Research strongly supports the use of acupuncture in boosting fertility but as they say “the proof is in the pudding”. Day after day, I see with my very own eyes the absolute amazing benefits of acupuncture in my patients struggling with fertility.
Acupuncture undoubtedly optimizes both female and male fertility and I strongly recommend it for each and every patient!
Whether you are thinking of having a baby, actively trying to conceive naturally, have a diagnosed gynecological condition standing in your way of your fertility, have suffered from one or repeated miscarriages, or have decided to undergo IVF procedures – acupuncture increases success rates of natural fertility and IVF, giving you the best possible outcome.
Acupuncture is a gentle, yet very powerful treatment that has helped countless couples with a wide range of fertility issues. It can be used as a primary therapy, or it can used as a supportive therapy to increase success rates of IVF procedures.
Acupuncture & Natural Fertility
There are numerous conditions, both male and female, that can interfere with a couples fertility. Acupuncture can help with just about each and every one of these.
Acupuncture & Female Fertility
Some of the more common conditions that can be helped with acupuncture include
- Hormonal imbalances
- Luteal phase defect
- Disorders of ovulation
- Poor follicle/endometrial quality
- Immunological factors
- Inflammation of pelvic organs
- Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
- Fallopian tube blockages
- Thyroid disease
Acupuncture can directly optimize female fertility by
- Improving blood circulation to the pelvic organs
- Enhancing follicle development
- Relaxing the cervix
- Improving fertile cervical mucous
- Regulating ovulation and the menstrual cycle
- Improving the endometrial lining
- Decreasing overall stress levels
Acupuncture and Male Fertility
Acupuncture can also directly optimize fertility in men by
- Improving sperm count, quality and motility
- Reducing the number of structurally abnormal sperm and increasing the number of normal sperm
- Balancing men hormones
- Reducing overall stress
What does the research say about acupuncture & IVF?
A number of studies have indicated that the odds of conceiving with IVF increased to ~ 65% when combined with acupuncture treatments. A German study in 2002 revealed that 42% of women undergoing IVF procedures and acupuncture did conceive, compared to a success rate of only 26% in those not receiving acupuncture.
Couples around the World have been using acupuncture for thousands of years to naturally boost fertility. Modern research continues to provide promising evidence of its incredible role in fertility and strongly supports acupuncture as an effective therapy to increase the outcome of IVF procedures. Not only is acupuncture effective, it’s also a safe and cost effective therapy for optimizing fertility in couples trying to conceive.
I offer acupuncture services as an integral part of my natural fertility program and my IVF support program to help increase your chances of conceiving.
RESEARCH on Acupuncture & Fertility
About Dr. Renée – Guelph Naturopath
In 2004, I received an undergraduate degree with honours in Human Nutrition from the University of Guelph and became a Nutritionist. After realizing that being a dietician was not what I was destined to become, I moved to Toronto and completed a four year doctorate program in Naturopathic Medicine at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM). I became a Naturopathic Doctor in 2008. I am a member in good standing of the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND), the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND), the Pediatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians (pedANP), and am licensed by the College of Naturopathic Physicians of Ontario. I have also completed additional naturopathic courses in fertility, pre- and post-natal care, pediatrics, obstetrics and breastfeeding.
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