Treating infertility with Traditional Chinese Medicine 6 Ways Acupuncture May Boost Fertility Acupuncture, the traditional Chinese medicine technique that uses hair-thin needles to treat pain, allergies, and
nausea, is showing promise as a treatment for female infertility. Researchers from New York Weill Cornell Medical
Center reviewed existing studies and found that acupuncture helps: • Reduce stress hormones that interfere with ovulation
• Normalize hormones that regulate ovulation so an egg is released
• Increase blood flow to the uterus, improving the chances of a fertilized egg implanting
• Improve ovulation cycles in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), which makes
getting pregnant difficult
• Improve pregnancy rates in women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF)
• Lower FSH level by improving ovarian condition If you want to avoid taking fertility drugs, have PCOS, are not eligible for IVF, or want to improve the success rate
of IVF, consider acupuncture, says study author Raymond Chang, MD, an acupuncturist and clinical assistant
professor of medicine at Cornell. Chinese Medicine seeks to restore balance to the body.
Therefore, the practitioner begins by doing a Chinese medical diagnosis to determine the patient’s individualized
pattern of disharmony even with the same condition – infertility. Based on the individualized pattern diagnosis, the
practitioner will then craft a personalized treatment plan encompassing all aspects of the patient’s life. No matter
whether your practitioner primarily uses acupuncture or Chinese herbal medicine or some combination of both,
their focus will be on eliminating the root imbalance that is causing your infertility.
Acupuncture is a system of healing that has been evolving for over thousands years. It began in China. Over time,
hundreds of skilled clinicians employed careful observation, experimentation, and erudite deduction to identify
logical model of human body as well as relationships within the body and the environment. The ensuing therapeutic
modality utilizes the insertion of fine needles into precise locations around the body. Today, acupuncture
physicians, clinicians and scholars all over the world continue to employ, research and expand on the theories ans
methods handed down through generations.
To identify the nature of illness, the acupuncture physician have to determines a patient’s pattern of disharmony,
which is deduced by meticulously differentiating signs ans symptoms of illness revealed through careful
questioning and physical examination performed only with the natural senses.
Once identified, the pattern of disharmony implies a treatment principle. The treatment principle suggests the
appropriate acupuncture points to stimulate as well as the correct method of stimulation in order to interface with
the body to restore harmony. With harmony restored, the body heals itself according to it innate ability.
Acupuncture’s main effect is to regulate the body so it can heal naturally. Correct pattern discrimination can detect
minor functional disturbances that cannot be measured in the laboratory. Because pattern discrimination always
suggests a treatment principle, acupuncture treatment is always possible. If properly executed, the treatment can
have excellent results without producing side effects. Because of this, acupuncture also excels in preventing illness.
This is perhaps acupuncture’s least known, least sought after, yet strongest and most beneficial attribute.