Can Acupuncture help fertility?

Treating infertility in both men and women with acupuncture and herbal formulations is among Six Fishes specialties. Research studies have demonstrated that Chinese medicine enhances the results of in-vitro fertilization (IVF) by around 42%. Although some of our clients decide to use just acupuncture and herbs to support their pregnancy attempts, others use it to supplement western treatments and procedures of fertility treatment. Our team is highly experienced and comfortable with either approach.

One of the conditions treated are menstrual cycle disorders, such as irregular menses or amenorrhea, premature ovarian failure and diminished ovarian reserve, elevated FSH levels, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), Endometriosis, Luteal Phase defects, recurrent miscarriage, tubal congestion, autoimmune disorders, low sperm count and poor sperm morphology. The most frequent diagnosis we strike is "unexplained fertility." In the event you and your spouse are having difficulty conceiving, specialists consider you each can benefit from acupuncture and Chinese herbal therapy.

Acupuncture view of infertility

Acupuncture can increase fertility by reducing stress, increasing blood flow to the reproductive organs and balancing the endocrine system, according to a lot of studies and clinical study. The aim of an infertility treatment from a Chinese medicine perspective isn't only to get pregnant, but to stay pregnant and to have a healthy baby. Among numerous other benefits, acupuncture can provide better blood flow to the ovaries and uterus, which makes a stronger chance for an egg to be nourished and carried to term.

Acupuncture comprises the gentle insertion and stimulation of thin, disposable sterile needles at strategic points around the surface of the body. Over 2,000 acupuncture points on the human body connect with 14 significant pathways, called meridians. Chinese medicine practitioners believe that these meridians conduct qi, or energy, between the surface of the body and internal organs. It is qi that regulates spiritual, emotional, physical and mental equilibrium. When the flow of qi is disrupted through poor health habits or other ailments, pain or disease can result. Acupuncture can help maintain the normal flow of the energy unblocked, thereby increasing a couple's chances of conceiving.

We use customized herbal formulations to improve fertility, which we coordinate with women’s basal temperature charts.

Acupuncture IVF/IUI Support


Acupuncture and herbs are shown to maximize your chances of implantation and full-term births. Research shows that acupuncture at the time of IVF and IUI transfer can improve results by over 42%. Further, it can decrease stress and help you relax before and during IVF in addition to minimize symptoms related to ART therapy. Our professionals can accompany you to a physician's clinic to maximize the achievement of your IVF

Chinese Medicine in pregnancy

One of the great joys for Six Fishes professionals is supporting our moms-to-be. We love supporting women during this very valuable moment. Chinese medicine is extremely effective in nurturing a healthy pregnancy, by helping to prevent miscarriage, relieve nausea, turning breech presentations, reduce swelling, encourage labor, and much more. We also provide prenatal massage to assist our pregnant mothers relax and to relieve their back pain.

Postpartum Care

We love helping Post-partum moms navigate the hormonal and physiological changes during childbirth recovery. We're attuned to the needs of both new mothers and mothers during the "fourth trimester". We encourage new Parents to think about acupuncture and herbal medicine as a significant source to help balance the anxiety, insomnia, and overwhelm of new parenthood.


Low milk supply, cracked nipples, excessive bleeding, depression and anxiety can be helped with our integrative approach. We love supporting infants too! Struggles to thrive, low weight gain and colic may all be enhanced using gentle massage and herbal therapy.

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