Acupuncture for Fertility / Infertility

Are you in Orange County, or Irvine area? Have you been searching for “acupuncture fertility near me”? You’ve arrived at the right place. Over here we design and tailor our treatments to you specifically. Every treatment plan is customized to each individual to aid and improve their fertility even if they have other conditions causing infertility like endometriosis and stress.

Unlike most Western medicine remedies, our acupuncturist, Dr. Fu, uses all-natural holistic methods via traditional Chinese herbs, acupuncture, and nutrition to treat you with no side-effects.

Call us today to book a consultation! (949) 229-7498

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Does Acupuncture For Infertility Work?

It has been shown again and again in studies that acupuncture increases pregnancy rates.

One case study published in the National Institutes of Health looked at two 28 years old couple who were unable to conceive a child for a year because of infertility. They were treated with acupuncture for fertility. The male received 4 treatments to improve sperm quality and the women received 7 treatments which she eventually conceived after three months. With that, they conclude that acupuncture as a treatment for infertility shows great results both in men and women. Acupuncture can be considered as a successful treatment in restoring fertility in the patients, by improving the sperm quality and ovaries function and balancing the endocrine system and hormones [1].

Acupuncture with other fertility treatments

Acupuncture for female infertility can help with getting pregnant. But, it can also help with other fertility treatments. In some cases, your reproductive endocrinologist might recommend acupuncture for female infertility in addition to other treatments because of what it can do. It was found in some studies that acupuncture significantly increases the success rate of assisted reproductive therapies (ART) such as in vitro fertilization (IVF) or intrauterine insemination (IUI) compared to the treatment without acupuncture.

In 2002, a German study [2] tested a control group of 80 women who underwent just IVF alone. And another group of 80 women that went through IVF and were given acupuncture treatments at the same time. The group that received acupuncture at the same time had almost double the pregnancy success rate of the control group!

In the US study in 2014, it was documented that 51% of women who underwent both acupuncture and in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment became pregnant. Whereas the control group of women who did not undergo acupuncture treatments, only 36% became pregnant.

In 2003, Weil Medical Center of Cornell University called for a study of acupuncture as a fertility treatment, citing its numerous benefits associated with reducing infertility in women. An article provided a summary of research that supports acupuncture potential benefits for fertility treatment, including the stimulation of increased uterine blood flow and fertility hormones.

ZA study compared pregnancy rates in a total of 160 patients undergoing IVF. Acupuncture was performed in 80 patients 25 minutes before and after embryo transplantation. Clinical pregnancy rate for the acupuncture group (42.5%) was significantly higher than the control group (26.3%).

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Come check out your local acupuncture clinic for infertility nearby and meet Dr. Fu!

How does Acupuncture Treatments For Fertility Work?

The general theory of acupuncture in Chinese medicine is that proper physiological function and health depend on the circulation of Qi (energy flow) through a network of meridians.

This network connects every organ and part of the body, providing balance, regulation, and coordination of physiological processes.

Stimulation of the appropriate acupuncture points of certain meridians through acupuncture treatments naturally strengthens reproduction function.

Dr. Fu uses Differentiation Principle of Chinese Medicine Theory to diagnose the patient’s body pattern and then make a treatment plan. Adjusting the patient’s Qi, Blood, Yin, Yang, Cold and Heat in each phase of the menstrual cycle by acupuncture and herbal medicine helps to reduce infertility in the patient.

What Does Western Medicine Say?

In Western medicine, the acupuncture needles have shown to stimulate and naturally increase the release of B-endorphin and serotonin in the body which vitalize the sympathetic nervous system and improve the body’s overall function.

Either Western or Eastern medicine explanation, the earlier you visit our acupuncture center for reproductive health found in Irvine, CA, the better your results.

Wondering how you can pay for your session? We accept credit and insurance may cover for your infertility treatment. If you want to know if your insurance covers your treatment, call: (949) 229-7498

 

What Are The Benefits of Acupuncture Fertility Treatments?

Acupuncture has a lot of benefits but our goals don’t stop after getting pregnant. Acupuncture has benefits that can help during pregnancy and even after giving birth. Here are some benefits to look forward to:

Female Fertility

  • Balance the fertility hormones: follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH),  luteinizing hormone (LH), estrogen like estradiol (E), progesterone (P), anti-mullerian hormone (AMH)levels.
    • Note: Low AMH,  FSH, and other imbalances of hormones can reduce the chance of getting pregnant
  • Normalize the Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Ovarian axis.
  • Increase blood flow to the ovaries and uterus.
  • Improve the quality and number of eggs.
  • Increase the lining of the uterus.
  • Increase the IVF pregnancy rate.
  • Help with medication symptoms from your assisted reproductive therapy (ART)
  • Increase the embryo implantation rate.
  • Make a positive effect for women with PCOS.
  • Reduce the recurrent miscarriages.
  • Can be used as a therapy to reduce the anxiety and stress that are factors of infertility.
  • Promote ovulation.
  • Improve wellness.

Male Fertility

  • Help with low sperm count
  • Treat low motility
  • Reduce low morphology
  • Manage low sperm volume
  • Increase the production of healthy sperm
  • Balance hormone levels such as prolactin or testosterone

Additional benefits

  • Can help with pregnancy discomfort during each trimester
  • Increase recovery and relieve symptoms you may feel after giving birth (postpartum)
  • Help induce labor (faster and easier delivery)
  • Reduce or treat breech babies
  • Managing obesity
  • Help manage autoimmune conditions

-Dr. Chun-Ming Fu, Licensed Acupuncturist – Irvine, CA.

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Here Are Some Testimonials From Our Extremely Grateful Patients:

“I am a 37 years old woman and married for three years now.  My husband and I had been trying to have a baby for over years.  After trying ovulation stimulator with no results and undergo few infertility test, I was told that I have Hysteromyoma and my ovulation was abnormal. As time went on, my symptoms got worsened. I began to realize that I have overlooked my ovulation problem and the abnormal activity has induced endometrial polyps build up in my body, Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome which might be the major cause of my infertility.  My OB advised me if my health condition persisted then having children would be very difficult. I was really shocked and felt very sad since I really want to have a baby… read more“*

Y.H. L.  (Irvine, CA)

“I came to Dr. Fu’s office after going through recurrent miscarriages. One of my friends referred me to Dr. Fu and I am glad I that I went to him for acupuncture treatment. The initial conversations between us made me realize that I have to be happy and stress free to get… read more“*

A.P. (Irvine, CA)

“I highly recommend Dr. Fu if you want to try acupuncture. I was struggling to get pregnant for two years. The infertility specialist diagnosed me as unexplained infertility. I was skeptical of acupuncture before, but at that moment I decided to give a try. Dr. Fu is very professional, knowledgeable and patient. He answered my every question thoroughly and suggested the diet to get my body ready for pregnancy. After four months’ treatment and taking herbs, I became pregnant. I very appreciate Dr. Fu’s effort and his encouragement. Now I want to have the second child, and come back for the treatment… read more

M. Z. (Irvine, CA)

As you can see we have many examples of traditional Chinese medicine acupuncture and herbal medicine to help increases the success rate of fertilization in just a few months.

 

What To Expect From Your Appointment?

When people think of the needles, they expect some pain involved. But in reality, there is hardly any pain and most people who do come for acupuncture feel more relaxed than pain. This is because acupuncture can be used as an alternative to medicine to treat different types of discomfort in the body. In addition, the needles are really thin and only target acupoints in the body that reliefs pain and discomfort. If you do feel any pain during your appointment, please tell our acupuncturist and they’ll make some adjustments.

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Meet Our Acupuncturist, Dr. Fu

Looking for “acupuncture treatment for fertility near me”? We are it. Our acupuncturist, Dr. Fu, is extremely knowledgable with generations of experience on infertility. And he has a top-notch medical acupuncture clinic in a state-of-the-art Grade A medical building in Irvine, CA.

Make An Appointment For A Free Consultation: (949) 229-7498

Reference

[1] Zhu, Jihe et al. “Acupuncture Treatment for Fertility.” Open access Macedonian journal of medical sciences vol. 6,9 1685-1687. 19 Sep. 2018, doi:10.3889/oamjms.2018.379

[2] Paulus WE, Zhang M, Strehler E, El-Danasouri I, Sterzik K. Influence of acupuncture on the pregnancy rate in patients who undergo assisted reproduction therapyFertil Steril. 2002;77(4):721-724. doi:10.1016/s0015-0282(01)03273-3