Increase your odds of having a healthy, bouncing baby using Oriental Medicine

Can oriental medicine help with irregular menstrual cycles?

Oriental medicine is particularly good for treating hormonal balance issues such as irregular menstruation and polycystic ovarian syndrome. Acupuncture, and any Chinese herbal medicine prescribed, will be tailored to each client’s individual needs.

How does acupuncture help female infertility?

Acupuncture can help restore balance to the body by unblocking energy channels and balancing any excesses or deficiencies. It improves hormonal balance and the circulation of the blood to the uterus. In addition, acupuncture is a great aid to relaxation and can improve general health.

Can oriental medicine help men with poor quality sperm?

Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine can help invigorate sperm thus enhancing the sperm count and motility. Stress and anxiety levels often increase after receiving such news and oriental medicine can help reduce these as well as improving general health.

When is acupuncture not the appropriate treatment for infertility?

If the reason for infertility is structural, such as damaged fallopian tubes, then acupuncture would not be recommended. Acupuncture works best when the infertility is due to functional reasons such as hormonal problems, irregular menstruation, age and stress.

Can acupuncture be used with assisted reproduction treatments such as IVF?

Success rates for assisted reproduction treatments are quite low, often as low as 1%. Acupuncture can be used to help increase the chances of becoming pregnant, perhaps by as much as 15%. This is why many people try Oriental Medicine first before attempting assisted reproductive therapies. Not only is it a fraction of the cost, but the body will be more receptive to fertility medication if assisted reproduction treatment is necessary.
In women, acupuncture points which relax the uterus would be chosen thus boosting endometrial receptiveness.
Acupuncture can also reduce the possible toxic side effects of fertility drugs, making them safer whilst increasing their effectiveness.

I’m about to start IVF treatment, when should I start acupuncture?

Ideally, you should go for acupuncture treatment before starting IVF medications and for sessions throughout the IVF treatment. However, acupuncture can be beneficial at any stage of IVF cycle.

What are the benefits of acupuncture during pregnancy?

What about acupuncture during labour?

Acupuncture can help relieve pain and can stimulate contractions without the use of drugs.

What are the benefits of oriental medicine postpartum?

Acupuncture and oriental medicine can treat the following conditions during postpartum


"oriental medicine can be a powerful ally in conception and pregnancy"
To make an appointment, please telephone

Site design by EKB Web Design Limited
© Ailsa Lauchlan and licensors 2005