Women: How does it help female infertility? When used in conjunction with Western fertility treatments, Acupuncture increases conception rates by 26%. … Acupuncture can increase fertility by reducing stress, increasing blood flow to the reproductive organs and balancing the endocrine system, according to several studies and medical research.
Men: Acupuncture may also help male infertility. A few studies have shown that regular treatments significantly improve sperm counts and motility (the strength with which the sperm swim). … They found that acupuncture was associated with fewer structural defects in sperm and an increase in the number of normal sperm.
How long does it take and what to expect? In most cases, men and women need a minimum of 3 months of consistent regular treatment. Most couples conceive anywhere between 6 to 12 months. The consistency of receiving acupuncture treatments and taking herbal formulas is crucial because specific hormonal adjustments are made during each week of the cycle.
Acupuncture in Pregnancy: Acupuncture is very safe to have during pregnancy and is an effective option at a time when many women choose to avoid taking medicine for minor ailments, such as back pain, sciatica, morning sickness, fatigue, constipation and hemorrhoids.