With many couples facing constant stress from work, finances, or other obstacles in life, health is usually compromised. Unfortunately, infertility is on the rise and modern day living may be contributing to this.


With fertility problems, acupuncture aims to do the following:


For women:

  • Help to regulate the effects of stress on the body – stress can affect the regulation of ovulation and menstruation therefore is detrimental to conception.

  • Regulate the menstrual cycle by correcting any hormonal imbalances.

  • Enhance follicular development in order to improve egg quality.

  • Thicken the lining so when fertilisation of an egg has occurred the uterus is ready to assist in implantation of the embryo.

  • Improve the general health of the woman - Inflammation caused by other illnesses can also contribute to infertility.


For women seeking the help of IVF to conceive, research has found acupuncture improves success of fertility by 40 – 60 per cent when administered before and after embryo transfer.


For men: 

  • Stress can negatively affect the production of sperm, which leads to infertility in men. Acupuncture aims at reducing the levels of stress in men.

  • Acupuncture assists with improving the general health of men leading to improved sperm quality, which can be enhanced, by improving sperm count, mobility, and abnormality.


It is important to understand that while participating in a treatment regimen of acupuncture, dietary and lifestyle choices are effectively addressed to enhance results gained from the acupuncture.




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