Acupuncture For Fertility May Help Increase Your Odds Of Conception With Greater Success Than Traditional Pharmaceutical Fertility Treatment Alone

Have you tried to get pregnant, but can’t seem to? Have you undergone unsuccessful IVF treatments? If that’s the case, you’re not alone. One out of eight couples have difficulty getting pregnant, and just 26% of IVF cycles yield a successful pregnancy [1, 2].

If you’re struggling to get pregnant or want to potentially increase the chances of IVF treatment success, acupuncture for fertility may be the right answer for you! Acupuncture has a long history of supporting healthy conception and is among the most highly-recommended alternative and/or complementary treatments for medically assisted conception [3]. What’s more, working with a fertility acupuncture specialist is safe, and treatment has no negative side-effects* [4].

At VWC we take a different approach to treating infertility. We specialize in fertility acupuncture & fertility acupressure in Grapevine, Southlake, Colleyville, Bedford, and Keller, as well as the greater mid-cities area. So we know we’re the best fertility acupuncture specialist near you! In addition to acupuncture services, we also offer supportive therapies to help you conceive. This includes holistic weight control and nutritional support, as well as healthy conception counseling. What’s more, Dr. Tsing has spent over 15 years studying the art of acupuncture and natural healing and he has supported 389 successful, healthy pregnancies in the past 35 years. Call or visit us for a free consultation

How Acupuncture Helps Increase Fertility

For men and women, alike, our life experiences and choices, emotional state, stress, habits, and thought patterns affect hormonal balance and function, which can impact fertility. Among couples struggling to conceive, about one-third of cases are related to women’s fertility problems, another one-third are due to fertility problems in men, and the other third are caused by a mixture of male and female fertility challenges [1].

The good news is, a fertility acupuncture specialist can help both both men and women improve their fertility [5]. This is because there is a clear link between acupuncture treatment for fertility and the brain hormones involved in conception [6]. Moreover, the circulatory, stress relieving, and detoxifying effects of acupuncture for fertility can improve sperm quality and ovary function as well as increase libido and make the uterus more hospitable for egg implantation [5, 7, 8]. Here at Vitality Wellness Clinic, Dr. Tsing focuses on achieving a healthy pregnancy by eliminating following health concerns: stress, anxiety, and depression, hormonal imbalances, and (for women, specifically) hot flashes, irregular menstrual cycles, and endometriosis.

 

Our life experiences and choices, emotional imbalance, stress, daily habits and thought patterns affects the the state of hormonal balance and function. With an expert treatment of acupuncture, Dr. Tsing focuses on achieving a healthy pregnancy by eliminating following health concerns.

  • Stress, anxiety, and depression
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Hot flashes
  • Irregular menstrual cycles
  • Endometriosis
Dr. Tsing has spent over 15 years studying the art of acupuncture and natural healing. He has supported 389 successful pregnancies in the past 35 years.
How Acupuncture Increases Women’s Fertility
About 12% of women have difficulty getting pregnant or carrying a pregnancy to term, and as many as one-third of those women experience secondary infertility (where they begin having trouble conceiving after a successful pregnancy) [9, 10]. Working with a fertility acupuncture specialist can help restore fertility among women with both primary and secondary infertility, and also can boost the success rates of IVF treatments for some women [8, 11, 12]. Generally speaking, acupuncture for fertility tends to increase the fertility awareness and wellbeing, and also speed the conception time, of women who use it in combination with positive lifestyle changes (versus women who used lifestyle modification alone) [13]. More specifically, acupuncture can increase women’s fertility by:
● Increasing blood flow to the lining of the uterus while decreasing inflammation, making it easier for an egg to implant and decreasing the miscarriage chances [8, 6].
● Influencing the production of hormones — like gonadotropin, progesterone, and estrogen — to regulate menstrual and ovulation cycles and stimulate ovarian follicular activity [8, 6].
● Reducing depression, stress, and anxiety, which can contribute to fertility problems and increase the risk of miscarriage [14].
● Minimizing and helping to control a variety of fertility conditions, including elevated levels of follicle-stimulating hormone, repeated pregnancy loss, idiopathic infertility, luteal phase defect, hyperprolactinemia, and PCOS with anovulatory cycles [4].
Acupuncture Increases Fertility In Men

Modern, stressful lifestyles, as well as exposure to environmental toxins, have likely contributed to a well-documented increase in the number of men who experience fertility problems [9]. Presently, at least 8% of men suffer from poor sperm quality, count, and/or mobility [9]. What’s more, as many as one-third to one-half of men aged 20-50 experience erectile dysfunction, which may contribute to a couple’s troubles getting pregnant [15, 16].

Fortunately, a qualified fertility acupuncture specialist can help decrease the symptoms of erectile dysfunction induced infertility and increase sperm motility and count [17, 9]. Moreover, some studies suggest that acupuncture for fertility, in combination with other lifestyle changes, may reduce the symptoms of varicocele, a common male fertility problem [13]. This can also be true for men affected with sperm-DNA-fragmentation as, overall, acupuncture for fertility can greatly reduce the number of abnormalities in sperm [4, 18].
* Though acupuncture for fertility is almost risk-free, some patients experience mild bleeding or bruising at the needle sites; patients what have clotting disorders or are taking blood thinning medication may have a greater risk of bleeding [21]

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I’m a model and my husband is a professional soccer player. We were trying to get pregnant for over 2 years after our first child was born. we tried everything. We finally decided to give acupuncture a try. After only 12 sessions I conceived. Baby Conor was born on March 12 2011. It was a healthy pregnancy and our baby is super healthy too. 
-Esther Ben