In 2003, Weil Medical Center of Cornell University called for a study of acupuncture as a fertility treatment, citing its numerous benefits associated with increasing fertility in woman. An article provide a summary of research that support acupuncture potential benefits for fertility treatment, including the stimulation of increased uterine blood flow and fertility hormones.
A 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%).
The general theory of acupuncture 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 body, providing balance, regulation and coordination of physiological processes.
Stimulation of the appropriate acupuncture points of certain meridians through acupuncture treatments strengthen reproduction function.
We use Differentiation Principle of Chinese Medicine Theory to diagnose patient’s body pattern and then make treatment plan. Adjusting patient’s Qi, Blood, Yin, Yang, Cold and Heat in each phase of menstrual cycle by acupuncture and herbal medicine helps to restore fertility in the patient such as:
- Balance the fertility hormones FSH, LH, E, P, AMH
- Normalize the Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Ovarian axis.
- Increase blood flow to the ovaries and uterus.
- Improve the quality and number of eggs.
- Increase lining of uterus.
- Make a positive effect for women with PCOS.
- Reduce the recurrent miscarriages.
- Reduce the anxiety and stress that affect fertility.
- Promote ovulation.
-Dr. Chun-Ming Fu, Acupuncturist – Irvine, CA.
“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 pregnant… 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)