Acupuncture for Fertility

Welcome to our Fertility Wellness Program!  At Triangle Acupuncture Clinic we have a team of acupuncturists who specialize in using acupuncture and herbal medicine to enhance your natural fertility. We also work closely with doctors in the Triangle integrating acupuncture with medical interventions such as Clomid, IUI and IVF cycles.  We do on-site embryo transfer treatments by appointment at Atlantic Reproductive Medicine Specialists and Duke Fertility Center. Our Raleigh clinic is conveniently located one block down the street from Carolina Conceptions on Lake Boone Trail so we can easily accommodate acupuncture before and after your transfer any day of the week in our office.

The essence of our Fertility Wellness Program is to take a closer look at the body from a holistic perspective and correct any and all imbalances that may be contributing to fertility problems. Our mission is to help restore your fertility so that you can conceive naturally or increase your success rates if doing assisted therapies. Below is a list of the common types of fertility patients we work closely with:

  • PCOS & Ovulatory Dysfunction
  • High FSH/ Low AMH/ "Poor Responder"
  • Unexplained
  • Endometriosis & Cysts
  • Male Infertility - Low motility, morphology and count
  • Donors and Gestational Surrogates
  • Couples who have exhausted ART options

The reproductive system works much like a concert symphony — a masterpiece is created only if all the players are giving their best. Women may have clues that their periods are not healthy; they may have lots of PMS symptoms or pain, heavy bleeding or irregular cycles. The first goal of the fertility wellness program is to educate women on the details of their menstrual cycles — to help them interpret BBT charts, identify cervical fluid, understand how the hormones interplay and work to create an optimal fertile environment. Then we use the tools within the fertility wellness program to attain better balance. These are:

  • Acupuncture
  • Relaxation and stress reduction tools
  • Exercise and Diet modifications
  • Chinese Herbal Medicine
  • Lifestyle suggestions to promote better health in general

Why Use Acupuncture for Infertility?

Acupuncture offers a natural approach to treating infertility by focusing on enhancing the quality of eggs, sperm, endometrial lining and cervical fluid. Sometimes this is enough for couples to conceive on their own and it is a very important step for couples who are about to undergo the expense and physical demands of IVF. Acupuncture can also support patients during In Vitro Fertilization, Artificial Insemination, and Hormonal Therapy cycles. The current research points to increased pregnancy rates when couples include acupuncture as part of their infertility care.