Acupuncture for Fertility

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Acupuncture for Fertility: The Benefits You Need to Know About

You may want to lie down for this one . . . Acupuncture, a type of traditional Chinese medicine that aims to optimize the flow of energy throughout the body, has found a new fan base in the fertility-minded set.

Although skeptics feel it may be more of a placebo effect, a handful of studies[1] have shown acupuncture for infertility treatment may help increase pregnancy rates in women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF). In addition, it may also help reduce stress and improve blood flow. Here, Dr. Deirdre Conway, pins down exactly how acupuncture may help improve fertility.

 … Improves Blood Flow

Acupuncture can also help stimulate blood flow throughout the entire body and improve circulation to all areas – including the pelvis, the epicenter of our reproductive organs.

 … Lowers Stress Hormones

Several studies have shown that acupuncture lowers stress hormones, which may also positively impact fertility. Not only does a high-stress lifestyle impact fertility but dealing with a diagnosis of infertility can be even more stressful.  Furthermore, it can be a great tool to add for stress reduction, when embarking on fertility treatment.

… Relaxes the Uterus

Acupuncture done on the day of the embryo transfer is thought to help minimize uterine contractions, possibly improving implantation.

Utah Fertility Center works closely with experienced acupuncturists who specialize in infertility. For more information on the benefits of acupuncture for fertility and to find out if it might be a good treatment for you, contact us at 801-785-5100 or visit us at

[1] Acupuncture Benefits In Vitro Fertilization: Where’s the Proof?

By Michelle Buchanan, Certified Acupuncturist