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Acupuncture Treats Female & Male Infertility

Chinese medicine has been used for thousands of years to treat both male and female fertility concerns.

Growing modern research suggests that acupuncture may enhance overall fertility health by:

  • Increasing blood flow to reproductive organs

  • Regulating hormone levels

  • Normalizing menstrual cycles

  • Improving pregnancy outcomes following a history of recurrent pregnancy loss

  • Improving the quality of eggs

  • Reducing stress and anxiety

  • Regulating ovulation

  • Modulating the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovary axis

  • Improving male sperm quality, motility, and counts

Acupuncture may also treat other female reproductive concerns such as:

  • Hormone-related emotional imbalances

  • Menopausal symptoms

  • Heavy menstrual bleeding

  • Irregular periods

  • Painful periods

  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)

  • Postpartum disorders

  • Endometriosis

Please call us at 301.880.3232 with more questions.



Manheimer Eric, Zhang Grant, Udoff Laurence, Haramati Aviad, Langenberg Patricia, Berman Brian M et al. Effects of acupuncture on rates of pregnancy and live birth among women undergoing in vitro fertilisation: systematic review and meta-analysis BMJ 2008; 336 :545

Zhu, J., Arsovska, B., & Kozovska, K. (2018). Acupuncture Treatment for Fertility. Open access Macedonian journal of medical sciences, 6(9), 1685–1687.

Jerng, U. M., Jo, J. Y., Lee, S., Lee, J. M., & Kwon, O. (2014). The effectiveness and safety of acupuncture for poor semen quality in infertile males: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Asian journal of andrology, 16(6), 884–891.

Zhu, H., Nan, S., Suo, C., Zhang, Q., Hu, M., Chen, R., Wan, J., Li, M., Chen, J., & Ding, M. (2019). Electro-Acupuncture Affects the Activity of the Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Ovary Axis in Female Rats. Frontiers in physiology, 10, 466.

Mikhael, S., Punjala-Patel, A., & Gavrilova-Jordan, L. (2019). Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Ovarian Axis Disorders Impacting Female Fertility. Biomedicines, 7(1), 5.



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