According to the Mayo Clinic, infertility is due to a single cause from either you or your partner or a combination of factors that prevent pregnancy from occurring or continuing. Many couples achieve pregnancy within the first six months of trying. Ten to fifteen percent of couples in the United States are infertile.

The definition of infertility is not being able to get pregnant despite having frequent, unprotected sex for at least a year or at least six months if the woman is age 35 or older.

Causes of Infertility in Women:

  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (POS)
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)
  • Endometriosis
  • Irregular Menstrual Cycles
  • Severe Menstrual Cramping
  • Nicotine
  • Unhealthy Lifestyle
  • Stress
  • Lack of Exercise
  • Emotional or Psychological Issues
  • Environmental Toxins
  • Poor Diet or Improper Eating Habits

Ways to increase Fertility include:

Alternative health approaches to reduce and eliminate sypmtoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome include:

  • Acupuncture treatments
  • Herbal supplements
  • Exercise moderately
  • Avoid weight extremes
  • Avoid alcohol, tobacco and street drugs
  • Limit caffeine intake

Acupuncture treatments provide a safe, natural way to alleviate infertility. The Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) sees the human body as an integrated being. It works with vital energies inherent within all living things to promote the body’s ability to heal itself. Qi (pronounced “chee”) is a vital energy that flows through meridians, pathways that run throughout the entire body. Qi protects the body from illness and provides nourishment to cells, tissues, muscles and organs.

During acupuncture treatments, fine, sterile needles are inserted at specific acupoints along these meridians to release Qi, unblock obstructions and correct imbalance. Acupuncture practitioners recommend a holistic health approach inclusive of herbal remedies, massage and stretching. According to Eastern holistic medicine, treatment of infertility includes:

  • Increase blood flow to the uterus
  • Anxiety and stress reduction
  • Normalize hormone and endocrine systems that regulate ovulation
  • Positively affect the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis
  • Regulates menstrual cycle

“I had given up on trying to conceive at age 43, then I went to Dr. Phan for digestive and hormonal issues and several months later, I’m expecting! I was highly skeptical but am living proof that acupuncture is successful at helping with infertility. I recommend acupuncture for anyone who is trying to conceive.”
Lauren Hubbell