You’ve heard women swear that they got pregnant after acupuncture, but is there any truth to it? Depending on the causes of a woman’s infertility, acupuncture could very well help you conceive.

Research shows that acupuncture can lower stress levels, which could be a factor in your infertility struggles. Stress can affect our fertility hormones in a negative manner, so diminishing stress could affect your chances of getting pregnant.

Acupuncture may also help to treat those with thyroid issues that are contributing to infertility, such as hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism.

If you are looking to acupuncture in hopes of curing endometriosis or PID (pelvic inflammatory disease), it is not likely to help. Although, acupuncture still may be beneficial in improving ovary function and increased blood flow to the pelvic region.

If considering acupuncture to help you get pregnant, please consult your doctor first. They may have recommendations on the ideal time to start treatments. Some reproductive specialists may want you to start before In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) or Intrauterine Insemination (IUI).

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