Acupuncture and Fertility
What can acupuncture do to help your fertility.
Here at Points Acupuncture Clinic in Huddersfield we specialise in treating people with fertility problems.
Acupuncture has been found to increase fertility by reducing stress and increasing the blood flow to the reproductive organs and balancing the endocrine system. It can help your fertility on many levels, it can help regulate your natural cycle, support IVF at every stage of the IVF process, and help promote a healthy pregnancy.
As stress can have such a negative impact on fertility, many of our patients find acupuncture helps manage stress levels, as it can make you feel more relaxed at this stressful time.
For a little bit more science - the activity of the ovaries and testes are controlled by the Hypothalamic-Pituiary-Gonadal Axis the Hypothalamic-Pituiary-Tesicular -Axis in men and the Hypothalamic-Pituiary-Ovarian Axis in women, the HPGA is the messaging system within the body where the brain, central nervous system, ovaries and testes all communicate with each other, this system can easily get out of balance and acupuncture has been found to re-balance this system and help the body make the right amount of these hormones, and keep them at optimum levels to promote fertility.
A British study showed that acupuncture more than doubled IVF pregnancy rates. Patients who received acupuncture alongside their IVF treatment achieved a pregnancy rate of 46.2% compared to only 21.7% pregnancy rate in those patients who did not have acupuncture.
We also give you individual information and advice about how your body works and how to increase your chances of conception through diet, exercise and lifestyle.