Fertility Enhancement Program
- High success rate (over 57%)
* each IUI round 5-18% * IVF 25-40% under age 35
- IUI or IVF + Acupuncture
* The combination maximizes the success rate.
- Cost effective
Why Acupuncture for infertility is becoming popular
in Western world
Acupuncture has been used for thousand years to treat infertility in Eastern Asia. Today, in Western world, more and more people visit
acupuncture clinic for fertility treatment. There are many medical research data supporting the effect of acupuncture for fertility. Most OB/GYN doctors recognize acupuncture well and give it a credit for its power although some conservative physicians do not believe any type of alternative medicine.
Acupuncture has a power to rectify your imbalanced organs and hormone system, therefore, it optimizes the best condition to lead to conceive. For male, it can help increase sperm counts, mobility, and help to form healthy sperms. Acupuncture help treat infertility by medically unknown reason or by specific reasons such as PCOS.
Elevated follicle stimulating hormone (FSH)
Unexplained (idiopathic) infertility
Luteal phase defect
Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
IVF and IUI support
Low sperm count, mobility, and morphology
Most patients have 8-10 series treatment during the follicular phase in each cycle. The follicular phase is the period from the onset of menstruation to the time of the ovulation. The follicular phase can be variable in length (14-18 days) in each cycle or by people whereas the luteal phase which is the time between ovulation and the onset of menstruation is relatively constant at 14 days.
What I can expect and how you treat
In the first day of your visit, we evaluate your body constitution and your health condition in our approach of view. Acupuncture prescription is, of course, different by patients. In general, Acupuncture can help adjust patients' unhealthy or unideal organ conditions (for example, unideal endometrium status) and stimulate ovarian and follicular function. Acupuncture treatment optimizes patients' internal conditions to prepare to conceive. If it is the case that OB/GYN physicians don't find any physical or hormonal cause of infertility (commonly called idiopathic; unexplained), acupuncturists with a perspective in Oriental Medicine might find problems and tell some issues to fix. For male, acupuncture treatment helps adjust sperms' motility, low count, and morphology.
This study will investigate the relationship between pregnancy outcomes and the doses of acupuncture therapy in women undergoing IVF, and answer whether a higher-doses of acupuncture treatment will contribute to a better outcome of IVF-ET.
2020 Aug 28;99(35):e21815. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000021815.
Acupuncture improves CPR and LBR among women undergoing IVF based on the results of studies that do not include the Streitberger control.
2012 Mar;97(3):599-611. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2011.12.007. Epub 2012 Jan 11.
Our analysis finds a benefit of acupuncture for IVF outcomes in women with a history of unsuccessful IVF attempt, and number of acupuncture treatments is a potential influential factor. Given the poor reporting and methodological flaws of existing studies, studies with larger scales and better methodologies are needed to verify these findings.
BMC Complement Altern Med 2019 Jun 14;19(1):131. doi: 10.1186/s12906-019-2523-7.
Acupuncture may increase the CPR and OPR and decrease the risk of OHSS in women with PCOS undergoing IVF or ICSI. Further studies are needed to confirm the efficacy and safety of acupuncture as an adjunct to assisted reproductive technology in this particular population.
2017 Jun;35(3):162-170. doi: 10.1136/acupmed-2016-011163. Epub 2017 Jan 11.