The Journey to Pregnancy Begins With

A Healthier, Stress-Free You

Unchecked, chronic stress plays a large roll with trying to have a baby. In fact, stress canincrease your time to conception by almost 30%.

That said, acupuncture can help you manage chronic stress and boost your fertility. According to a study published in the British Medical Journal, women who choose to complement their fertility treatment (e.g. IVF) with acupuncture are up to 65% more likely to conceive successfully than women who only receive fertility treatment.

Moreover, the same study also established a connection between acupuncture and improved egg quality, stronger uterine lining, and that it helps facilitate implantation.

Another study carried out by Christian-Lauritzen-Institut, Germany, revealed that women who received acupuncture while undergoing assisted reproduction therapy (ART) experienced a higher rate of successful outcomes than those who did not receive acupuncture.

What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is an ancient therapeutic discipline of Chinese medicine. It involves inserting fine needles in the skin at specific points. If you do not want needles, you can also opt for a needle-less acupuncture technology called the LLLT

These areas can facilitate the flow of positive energy throughout your body. Acupuncture can also help eliminate the negative energy that may be contributing to your stress and anxiety. It promotes the human body’s natural healing response. It may also align your nervous, endocrine, immune, cardiovascular, and digestive systems.

Experts believe there are many ways acupuncture can aid in boosting fertility.

  • Acupuncture helps release chemicals called neurotransmitters, through which our brain communicates with the rest of the body. In addition to helping proper organ function, neurotransmitters regulate reproductive hormones.  The release of these neurotransmitters through acupuncture can help attain hormonal balance and may also help with ovulation, and menstrual cycle regulation.

  • Acupuncture facilitates improved ovarian function through enhanced circulation to the ovaries and the uterus. A healthy uterus is vital for correct embryo implantation and may also reduce miscarriage risk by keeping the fetus well-nourished.

  • Acupuncture may also improve the quality of eggs in women, including those with a low AMH (low ovarian reserve).  It has also been shown to help regulate and lower high FSH. 

  • If you’re battling unexplained Infertility, acupuncture may be highly beneficial. It may improve your chances of a successful outcome if you’re reciting fertility treatments such as IVF and IUI.

  • Acupuncture can help control stress by reducing the release of cortisol and stimulating the release of dopamine and serotonin, commonly known as the "feel-good hormones".  In addition to stabilizing your mood, these hormones can also regulate eating and sleeping habits. All of these factors will help contribute to a healthier pregnancy.  

  • Acupuncture may be equally beneficial to counter male factor infertility. It has been shown to increase low sperm counts and improve sperm quality.