Infertility & IVF


Acupuncture, often in conjunction with Chinese herbal formulas, has been used to treat infertility for centuries by restoring the body to its naturally balanced and healthy state. Because there are so many factors that can affect fertility, acupuncture is often sought by both partners.

Healthy Parents Increase Chances of Conception

In theimage002 area of study known as Epigenics, the health of both the mother and father are said to affect the health of the couple’s children and grandchildren. Thus, it is important that the parents are healthy when trying to conceive, not only to increase the chances of conception, but to ensure the health of the family and subsequent generations.

A woman’s bodily health is strongly connected to her ability to reproduce, and can be affected by factors such as diet and lifestyle, stress, and inflammation. With the insertion of tiny acupuncture needles on specific points along the body’s meridian lines, the body’s normal functions can be stimulated and regulated. These changes can reduce stress and anxiety levels, and strengthen the body’s immune system, as well as stabilize hormone levels. Acupuncture also stimulates blood flow to the reproductive organs, which can help the woman to develop a thick endometrial lining in her uterus, and combat infertility caused by egg, fallopian tube, uterus, and ovary complications. Additionally, it has been shown to improve the quality and structure of sperm.

“Acupuncture rebalanced our bodies and restored our physical health, well being and prepared our bodies for IVF. With a balance of acupuncture from Island Acupuncture and herbs I believe we were able to get pregnant on the first try! The studies are significant and I would encourage you to call Dr. Peled if you are in a similar place. You will be grateful! We are now 7 months pregnant with our first child and so excited!” — Jim and Kristin Rinehart

Acupuncture and IVF

acupuncture_closeupAcupuncture can be used by itself as a treatment to boost fertility, and can also be used in conjunction with medical treatments such as Intro Vitro Fertilization, or to help the woman prepare her body for these treatments. It is also completely safe to receive acupuncture treatments during pregnancy, which help to ensure the health of the woman’s body and reduce her chances of miscarriage.