Fertility & Acupuncture

Acupuncture has been used to treat infertility problems for many years.
One goal of acupuncture, relating to fertility, is to improve the functional relationship of the hypothalamus, pituitary and ovaries – critical to regulating the reproductive system.

Acupuncture improves
outcomes in IVF and IUI.

Unexplained infertility:
acupuncture can help.

Prepare for healthy,
trouble-free pregnancy.

 Fertility issues that may be addressed through acupuncture: stress, amenorrhea (no periods), irregular menstruation, ovulation factors (including no ovulation), hormonal imbalances, endometriosis, elevated FSH, luteal phase irregularities, thin uterine wall lining, cervical mucus issues, fallopian tube blockage (incomplete forms), PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome), pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), recurrent miscarriages, unexplained infertility. Acupuncture is also appropriate for male sperm count and motility factors.

 Once pregnant, acupuncture may help with inducing delivery, and may also help in turning the baby when a breach is presented. Many Doctors in the Orlando, Windermere and Dr Phillips area encourage the use of acupuncture for their patients and have found it greatly beneficial.

 Acupuncture effect on fertility will work, for some women, quickly and others more slowly.  Often the effects of acupuncture are cumulative and patients may need three cycles or more to realize the full benefits.

Every treatment balances and strengthens one’s body, and works toward supporting a healthy reproductive system.

The benefits of acupuncture go well past conception; it is also important to understand that by strengthening your body and reproductive system, you are building towards a healthy pregnancy and delivering a healthy baby.

How does acupuncture help with fertility?

A review of acupuncture in relation to fertility from the Cornell Medical Center in New York published these findings:

  1. Reduces stress and stress hormones associated with the fight-or-flight response that have been shown to be detrimental to fertility;
  2. Improves uterine wall thickness by improving blood supply to the area, significantly improving the possibility for egg implantation;
  3. Increases the release of endorphins which have a direct influence on the release of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH), necessary for regulating the reproductive process;
  4. (iv) Regulates the menstrual cycle by influencing plasma levels of: follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), luteinizing hormone (LH), estradiol (E2), and Progesterone (P).

On a personal note:

My wife and I experienced multiple disappointments when starting a family – I used acupuncture to support my wife physically, calm her stressed-out mind and emotions, and to aid her in recovering after both loss and delivery. We are very happy to have a fantastic healthy little girl who eagerly allows her father to give her Chinese herbs for sniffles and coughs. Lucky us – but I dearly remember the heart aches of yesterday. I understand that I must also address the emotional stresses involved with conceiving difficulties as well as the physical issues that are present.

Lets talk, I’ll listen

407 484 7600  

Office   Windermere,   Florida   34786

Office: Windermere, FL

David MacGillivray
Acupuncture Physician

407 484 7600

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