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Acupuncture for Fertility

Acupuncture is an incredibly effective, safe, and natural way to promote fertility, as a standalone modality or in conjunction with intrauterine insemination (IUI) or in vitro fertilization (IVF). We at Treasure Valley Acupuncture specialize in using acupuncture to treat infertility of various origins.
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CASH PAYMENT:
  • Initial Evaluation Visit: $145
  • Subsequent Visits: $95
  • 10% Discount for Healthcare workers
  • 10% Military Discount
  • FSA/HSA accepted
  • Superbills provided for insurance reimbursement

What can acupuncture help with?

Infertility
PCOS
Irregular Periods
Perinatal Care
Postpartum Care
Fibroids
Endometriosis
Yeast Infections

How does it help?

Our fertility treatments:

  • Improve ovulation by modulating the central and peripheral nervous systems, the neuroendocrine system, the ovarian blood flow, and metabolism
  • Improve IVF and embryo transfer outcomes the outcome of IVF and embryo transfer through increased uterine blood flow, increased uterine motility, modulating immune function, and reducing stress, anxiety, and depression
  • Improve male infertility by increasing sperm motility, improving semen parameters, improving sexual and ejaculatory dysfunction, and modulating the immune system

What the acupuncture research says:

  • In 2019, a study analyzed the outcomes of patients receiving IVF with acupuncture (46 cases) to patients receiving IVF without acupuncture (42 cases). They found the acupuncture group had a 61% pregnancy rate, as opposed to a 33% pregnancy rate in the non-acupuncture group. The acupuncture group also had a 72% live birth rate, as opposed to a 31% live birth rate in the non-acupuncture group.
  • Acupuncture reduces endometriosis-related pain and improves peripheral blood CA-125 levels in patients with endometriosis
  • Acupuncture improves ovulation induction in patients with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

Schedule a free phone consultation to see if you are a good candidate for our Fertility Program.

References

(1) Çoksüer H, Barut MU, Bozkurt M, et al. Acupuncture Enhances Chances of Pregnancy in Unexplained Infertile Patients Who Undergo A Blastocyst Transfer in A Fresh-Cycle. Chin J Integr Med. 2019;25(4):298-302. doi:10.1007/s11655-018-2918-6

(2) Xu Y, Zhao W, Li T, Zhao Y, Bu H, Song S. Effects of acupuncture for the treatment of endometriosis-related pain: A systematic review and meta-analysis. PLoS One. 2017;12(10):e0186616. Published 2017 Oct 27. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0186616

(3) Johansson J, Stener-Victorin E. Polycystic ovary syndrome: effect and mechanisms of acupuncture for ovulation induction. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2013;2013:762615. doi:10.1155/2013/762615

(4) Huang DM, Huang GY, Lu FE, Stefan D, Andreas N, Robert G. Acupuncture for infertility: is it an effective therapy?. Chin J Integr Med. 2011;17(5):386-395. doi:10.1007/s11655-011-0611-8

(5)  Hu M, Zhang Y, Ma H, Ng EH, Wu XK. Eastern medicine approaches to male infertility. Semin Reprod Med. 2013;31(4):301-310. doi:10.1055/s-0033-1345589

(6) Zhang M, Huang G, Lu F, Paulus WE, Sterzik K. Influence of acupuncture on idiopathic male infertility in assisted reproductive technology. J Huazhong Univ Sci Technolog Med Sci. 2002;22(3):228-230. doi:10.1007/BF02828187

(7) Tsuchiya M, Sato EF, Inoue M, Asada A. Acupuncture enhances generation of nitric oxide and increases local circulation. Anesth Analg. 2007;104(2):301-307. doi:10.1213/01.ane.0000230622.16367.fb

(8) Han JS. Acupuncture and endorphins. Neurosci Lett. 2004;361(1-3):258-261. doi:10.1016/j.neulet.2003.12.019

(9) Arai YC, Sakakima Y, Kawanishi J, et al. Auricular acupuncture at the “shenmen” and “point zero” points induced parasympathetic activation. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2013;2013:945063. doi:10.1155/2013/945063