Infertility & Chinese Medicine

Chinese medicine has treated infertility for thousands of years. Couples who have been trying to conceive for months may find that acupuncture will help. Chinese medicine uses acupuncture and herbs to support the woman’s mind/body/spirit.

• With acupuncture it is possible to increase the blood flow to the uterus, which improves the changes of an ovum implanting once fertilized.

• Stress and anxiety actually produce hormones in the body which inhibit fertility. Acupuncture and herbs have been proven to reduce stress, help you feel calmer, more grounded and content by releasing endorphins, the natural ‘feel good’ neurotransmitters in the body.

• Chinese medicine has been proven to help normalize hormones and endocrine systems that regulate ovulation and the menstrual cycle.

• Acupuncture can positively affect the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis, which plays a key role in fertility.

• Endometriosis, ovulation disorders, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), tubal blockage, and inflammation of pelvic organs can be treated with acupuncture and herbs.


Chinese medicine has treated infertility for thousands of years. Couples who have been trying to conceive for months may find that acupuncture will help. Chinese medicine uses acupuncture and herbs to support the woman’s mind/body/spirit.

There has been a lot of press about the decline in sperm counts over the last few generations.

• The average male sperm count dropped 45% between 1940 to 1990. Also the volume of semen dropped, effectively making the reduction in total numbers of sperm per ejaculation 50%.

• The number of men with extremely low sperm counts has tripled, while the percentage with high sperm count has decreased. The cause of the decrease appears to be the increased exposure to environmental pollutants.

• Male infertility, sexual performance problems and other male sexual issues can be treated with Chinese medicine.

• Acupuncture and herbs can improve the quality, volume, count, motility and morphology of the sperm which increases the chances of creating a healthy and viable embryo.

In some cases it is best to treat both the man and the woman at the same time prior to when the couple is actively trying to conceive.

Chinese medicine is gentle, natural and safe with a goal to maximize health and vitality, reduce stress and introduce tranquility and peace to the process of becoming pregnant.

Acupuncture and herbal programs are available at Downtown Acupuncture, either alone or in conjunction with Western treatments to maximize your likelihood of a successful pregnancy.

Call today to make an appointment to see how acupuncture and herbs can help you.