The treatment of infertility with acupuncture and Chinese medicine goes back over 2000 years. Research has shown that acupuncture helps to increase blood flow to the uterus which improves the chances of an ovum implanting on the uterine wall.

It will positively affect the hypothalamus-pituitary-ovarian axis and normalize hormone and endocrine systems that regulate ovulation. Acupuncture also reduces anxiety, stress and the hormones that are secreted during stressful situations that can decrease fertility.

Acupuncture and Chinese medicine can be used alone or in conjunction with assisted reproduction techniques.

*Anna is a fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine.