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From Infertility to Motherhood: Celebrating Mother's Day with the Help of Acupuncture

Updated: May 12, 2023

Embarking on the path to motherhood can be a remarkable and transformative experience. However, for some women, the road to conception may present unexpected challenges. Infertility affects millions of couples worldwide, leading many to explore various options to optimize their chances of conceiving. About 1 in 5 women are unable to get pregnant after one year of trying to conceive (CDC). Amidst the plethora of approaches, acupuncture has gained attention for its many benefits.

Regulation of the menstrual cycle

hormonal imbalances can directly affect the regularity of menstrual cycles. Acupuncture can be particularly beneficial for women with irregular periods or conditions such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Many women struggle with intense cramping, headaches, clotting, or mood swings associated with their menstrual cycle. Acupuncture can help to regulate your cycle and lessen the pain. Regulating a female's menstrual cycle by enhancing the communication between the brain and the ovaries to promote ovulation and normal hormone production.

Stress Reduction

Many times infertility can be caused by stress and anxiety. Acupuncture has been shown to help reduce stress and promote relaxation by stimulating the release of endorphins, which are the body's natural feel-good hormones. Managing stress levels may greatly impact your fertility by balancing hormone levels and improving overall well-being.

Enhance ovarian function

Acupuncture may help improve ovarian function by promoting follicle development and supporting the release of mature eggs during ovulation. This can increase the chances of successful conception.

Improving body response to reproductive techniques

Improved response to assisted reproductive techniques: Some studies suggest that acupuncture administered before and after procedures such as in vitro fertilization (IVF) or intrauterine insemination (IUI) may improve the success rates of these techniques. Acupuncture may help by increasing blood flow to the uterus, reducing inflammation, and supporting the implantation of embryos in the uterus.

(It’s important you’ll speak with your healthcare provider to discuss your individual situation and determine the most appropriate approach for your specific needs.)

Here is what our patients have to say:

Irina P.

“Dr. Min is great to work with. She will customize your treatment as needed and she has been amazing through my fertility treatment and sprained shoulder treatment.”

Jennie G.

“I absolutely LOVE and would highly recommend AWC! Min and her staff are not only extremely knowledgeable but super personable.

I started seeing Min in early January 2023 for infertility after a failed round of IVF. I heard that acupuncture helped, and decided it was worth a try to help prep for my next round of IVF.

Well, let me tell you… it was worth it!!! I am currently pregnant (April 2023), and I didn’t even have to do my second round of IVF. I am forever grateful for the help Min and her staff provided to help grow my family!!”

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