Acupuncture and Fertility
Acupuncture and herbal medicine have been used effectively for female and male infertility for thousands of years. Today reproductive acupuncture is making its way into the mainstream as an effective, scientifically justified fertility treatment.
Why try acupuncture first?
As I specialise in acupuncture for fertility, I mostly see patients who have a diagnosis of infertility. These patients sometimes would have spent a few years trying various treatments. But really, it should be other way around – you should try acupuncture and herbs first. The effectiveness and safety of acupuncture and herbs, compared to IVF drugs or even commonly used clomiphene, dictates this. Not to mention, acupuncture and herbs are normally just a fraction of the cost of IVF.
To summarise, Acupuncture for infertility is:
- Minimally invasive compared to in vitro fertilisation or intrauterine insemination
To achieve the best results, clinically we often combine acupuncture with Chinese herbal medicine for infertility.