Fertility Acupuncture

Acupuncture has long been used in reproductive medicine and is an excellent complementary therapy for helping women improve their fertility.

At River Stone Wellness Centre, we understand that fertility can be a complicated issue. We also know that anything that can help with your process is worthwhile!

Acupuncture can help increase fertility by reducing stress, increasing blood flow to the reproductive organs, and balancing the endocrine system. Overall, acupuncture treatments for fertility will help to create balance within a woman’s womb. Acupuncture can also relieve stress and anxiety, both of which can impede your progress.

How Acupuncture Helps Fertility

Fertility acupuncture can also help address common women’s health issues that can affect fertility, such as:

  • Irregular Cycles

    Irregular menstrual cycles can be caused by a variety of issues such as metrorrhagia and oligomenorrhoea as well as absent periods caused by amenorrhea. Acupuncture can be performed during any of the four stages of menstruating to address irregular cycles.

  • Hormonal Imbalances

    Hormonal imbalances can cause a range of symptoms from infertility to PCOS and PMS. Acupuncture is a natural treatment used to restore balance in the body, including hormones. It can also improve hormonal production.

  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

    PCOS is a medical issue in which women have multiple cysts on their ovaries and can cause infrequent or light periods and failure to conceive. Acupuncture can have a positive influence on ovulation and balance the levels of various hormones to address PCOS and fertility challenges.

  • Endometriosis

    Endometriosis is a chronic condition in which cells similar to those that line the uterus grow outside of the uterus. Acupuncture is a beneficial treatment option when integrated with other forms of therapy and can help with managing endometriosis pain.

Our Fertility Acupuncture Services

Fertility acupuncture helps to improve the ovarian environment by supporting hormone balancing and stress reduction.

At River Stone Wellness Centre, we take care to customize your Fertility Acupuncture to align with your menstrual cycle and fertility care. It is also important that you feel like an active part of your treatment and are relaxed during the process.

For the best results, you should begin fertility acupuncture 3 to 4 months before you attempt to conceive and treatments should be done once a week throughout your menstrual cycle in order to support fertility and strengthen your uterine wall.

If you do become pregnant, you can continue your acupuncture treatments. At this time, our skilled acupuncturist will focus on miscarriage prevention, nausea, lower back pain, and fatigue.

Fertility Acupuncture and Men

Fertility acupuncture is not just limited to helping women—men can seek treatment as well!

Acupuncture can help some men overcome infertility issues by improving the quality of their sperm. It can also help relieve stress, improve digestion, and increase the quality of sleep—all factors that can contribute to fertility issues in men.

Points on the lower arms, lower legs, back, and abdomen are addressed to resolve symptoms such as poor sperm count and erectile dysfunction by correcting imbalances in the body.

Ready to Get Started?

You can schedule your first acupuncture treatment for fertility any time during your cycle, except for during your period.

Acupuncture helps to create favourable conditions for conception and complements other treatments. It can also help you prepare for IVF—many studies have shown that having acupuncture during assisted fertility protocols increases the chances of success!

If you are interested in learning more about how acupuncture can be used in combination with your other treatment, please contact River Stone Wellness for more information.