Acupuncture as an accompanying therapy for artificial insemination

For many couples with an unfulfilled desire to have children, artificial insemination is a modern medical measure. Acupuncture, the ancient Chinese naturopathy proven for over 2000 years, can support the artificial insemination measures and increase the success rate of fertilization.

What are the causes of unfulfilled desire to have children from the perspective of traditional Chinese medicine?

Many patients already know the effectiveness of acupuncture treatment for pain/joint diseases. The fact that traditional Chinese medicine, especially acupuncture, can also help with infertility is still unknown to many.

From the point of view of Chinese medicine, the yin-yang harmony of the internal organs plays a decisive role in health well-being. Our body is crisscrossed by energy pathways (meridians), in which a flow of energy through the human body takes place in specific pathways (the so-called “meridians”); if the harmonious flow of energy is disturbed, the functions of the body are in an imbalance.

In many childless couples, no causes for childlessness can be determined according to Western medicine. According to Chinese medicine, symptoms that have often existed for a long time – but are not perceived by patients as a disorder/disease – are recognized by Chinese medicine diagnosis.

With the help of acupuncture, such disorders or organs that are disturbed in their function can be treated indirectly through the meridians, so that the balance in the energy flow can be restored.

Acupuncture increases the success rate for artificial insemination

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has used needle treatment for centuries to treat fertility problems. Recent studies have found that acupuncture used to aid embryo transfer in IVF increases the chance of a successful pregnancy and live birth. In acupunctured women, the likelihood of a successful embryo transfer increases by 65%, and that of a live birth by 91%. (“Effects of acupuncture on rates of pregnancy and live birth among women undergoing in vitro fertilization: systematic review and meta-analysis,” BMJ, March 8, 2008, 336).

Acupuncture is used to stimulate hormone production and improve blood supply to the reproductive organs. Before treatment, a tongue and pulse diagnosis is performed. A treatment plan is always clarified on an individual basis and treatment should begin before IVF if possible.

Years of experience: Acupuncture for infertility

More and more patients are seeking help from Chinese medicine, especially acupuncture and medicinal herbs, when they have a problem conceiving a child. Our practice has a lot of valuable experience in this field and has helped many families to success.