Acupuncture Can Help Improve Fertility: Here Are 6 Reasons Why


Acupuncture Can Help Improve Fertility: Here Are 6 Reasons Why

Acupuncture can provide a wide range of benefits for improving fertility and this is what makes it an effective complementary approach to a more traditional one. It’s an incredibly healing experience for the mind, body and soul too.

1. It Aims to Treat The Root Rause

Acupuncture has a holistic approach and it aims to work on the root issue so that the symptoms, such as infertility, can improve. By tapping into your energy, it has the potential to make a profound change within you that allows your body to heal itself.

2. It Helps Reduce Stress

Acupuncture can help reduce stress and anxiety, both major factors that play a role in infertility. Stress can disrupt hormonal balance and interfere with ovulation, making it much more difficult to conceive. Stress needs to be reduced as much as possible when trying to get pregnant and throughout pregnancy.

3. It Improves The Energy Balance

The insertion of extremely fine needles at acupoints in the body works to promote and restore the balance of energies throughout your body. It’s a natural, non-pharmacological technique, working via the release of endorphins, the body’s own pain management chemicals, and through the release of serotonin from the brain, a chemical associated with pleasure and happiness. The traditional Chinese medicine theory states that acupuncture helps balance the flow of energy, or Qi, which ultimately helps clear energy blockages and allows the body to heal itself.

4. It Helps to Regulate Hormones

By promoting energy balance, acupuncture can also influence the release of certain hormones, such as cortisol and reproductive hormones such as follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), luteinizing hormone (LH) and estradiol which can help the body become ready for conception.

5. It Supports Other Treatments, Medications or IVF

Being a non-invasive treatment, acupuncture can complement any other treatment you may be receiving for fertility or other reasons.

6. It Helps Improve Blood Flow

The healing nature of acupuncture can enhance blood flow around the body and to the reproductive organs. Improved blood circulation can enhance the delivery of nutrients and oxygen to the reproductive system, supporting both healing and overall function.

Silene is our acupuncturist, fertility massage therapist and reiki practitioner. She has helped many women and men in their fertility journey. If you’d like to discuss how she could help you, please get in touch with our wonderful reception team.