Acupuncture is a safe and popular treatment option for both male and female fertility support. Research (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3962314/) has shown that acupuncture has positive effects on reproductive hormones, ovarian and uterine blood flow, ovulation rate, stress, anxiety, and healthy sperm count.
Acupuncture for infertility is a safe option that reduces stress and anxiety, regulates hormones related to follicular development and implantation, improves blood flow to the uterus and ovaries, and can improve ovulation rate and endometrial thickness.
In men, acupuncture can improve the count of normal, healthy sperm. Treatment also aims to provide individualised insight into diet and lifestyle factors that may affect fertility and underlying reasons for difficulty conceiving. It can also be a treatment option for threatened miscarriage.
Infertility is defined as the inability to get pregnant despite frequent, unprotected sexual intercourse for over a year.