Fertility

Fertility Treatment

Are fertility struggles preventing you from having the family you desire? Read more to find out how we can improve your fertility results at Eastside Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine.

How Can Eastside Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine Help Us?

At Eastside Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine (EAIM), we firmly believe no one should live with constant, recurring and/or sharp pain. 

For more than 3,000 years, acupuncture has been used to treat both female and male infertility in Eastern cultures. In recent years, it has become more widely accepted in Western countries as word of its effectiveness spreads. Countless couples have conceived with the help of acupuncture, often when conventional, Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) methods have failed or in conjunction with ART.


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Find out how Eastside Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine works to improve your fertility and help you conceive.


How Does Acupuncture Improve Fertility?

Fertility issues may have left you feeling very alone, but the truth is infertility will strike one in eight American couples. Approximately 150,000 couples undergo ART procedures each year, such as in vitro fertilization (IVF) and intrauterine insemination (IUI). Many studies have proven than acupuncture is an effective treatment for infertility, both on its own and with ART procedures. Find out how it might help you below:

Benefits for Female Infertility

Acupuncture enhances women’s fertility and decreases odds of early-term miscarriage in many ways, including the following:

Balanced Hormones

Balanced reproductive hormones are crucial to becoming and staying pregnant.

  • Proper balance of the FSH hormone may prevent problems with ovulation including “low ovarian reserve.”

  • Sufficient progesterone levels are required to avoid luteal phase defect and to prevent early-term miscarriage by maintaining a uterine lining that will support pregnancy.

  • Balance of the female sex hormones may relieve polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).

  • Women with premature ovarian failure (POF) may see increased fertility when estrogen levels are restored.

Improved Immune Functions

Immunologic infertility factors involve a woman’s body forming antibodies, which attack either normal cells or tissues in her body or tissue or semen of her male partner. Acupuncture can aid the sensitive balance during implantation and early pregnancy, when the mother’s immune system must allow the embryo to implant while still controlling bacteria and other abnormal cells in the uterus.

Increased Blood Flow to Uterus & Uterine Lining

Acupuncture increases blood flow, which helps build a uterine lining that will bear implantation by the fertilized egg (embryo). This is an important key to fertility.

Increased Endorphin Production

Proper endorphin level promotes the release of a gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH), which helps regulate reproduction.

Improved Follicle Quality and Stimulated Egg Production

Acupuncture increases blood flow to the ovaries to ensure a consistent supply of hormones and nutrients for normal growth and to reduce self-immune attacks on the ovaries or uterus. This creates the best environment for eggs to grow in.

Regulated Ovulation

Acupuncture can regulate ovulation during the first half of the menstrual cycle.

Decreased PMS Symptoms, Anxiety, Stress and TTC Frustrations

Acupuncture decreases the production of stress hormones linked to infertility and helps relieve negative emotions associated with the conception process.

Reduced Side Effects of Fertility Drugs

Acupuncture has been shown to relieve side effects of fertility drugs, including night sweats, mood swings and headaches.

Benefits for Male Infertility

Acupuncture enhances men’s fertility in many ways, including the following:

Improved Sperm Motility, Morphology and Overall Quality

Acupuncture can significantly increase sperm motility (movement). It is also shown to improve sperm morphology (size and shape) and overall sperm quality.

Treat Erectile Dysfunction

Impotence may be the result of many different factors, and acupuncture has been shown to help men attain and maintain an erection. Acupuncture also may be used to treat emotions associated with erectile dysfunction, including stress, anxiety and depression.

Increase Libido

Acupuncture treatment can enhance libido by reducing the stress and depression that may contribute to lowered sex drive.

Decreased Anxiety, Stress and TTC Frustrations

Acupuncture decreases the production of stress hormones that may be linked to infertility and helps relieve negative emotions associated with the conception process.

Make an Appointment

If you or someone you know has struggled to conceive, make an appointment with the knowledgeable staff of Eastside Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine. You deserve happiness, and we can help you achieve it in abundance.

About Eastside Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine

Eastside Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine practitioner Minerva Henson assists her patients with the body’s natural ability to heal itself. As an East Asian Medicine Practitioner, her role is to restore the body’s natural harmony, as well as educate and encourage patients.

If conventional methods have failed to deliver the well being you deserve, acupuncture may be the best course for you. Come try it under the care of Minerva in the safe setting of Eastside Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine. EAIM is located in Kirkland, Washington.

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