When Chinese Medicine (Acupuncture and Herbs) is used as a complimentary form of therapy for women undergoing other fertility treatments, acupuncture has been proven to be very beneficial. Studies have shown that acupuncture increases the rate of pregnancy in women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF). IVF and other assisted reproductive therapies can be very expensive and taxing emotionally. It is recommended that couples try TCM for several months before trying assisted reproductive therapies.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) views one’s inability to conceive as an imbalance that needs to be rectified, not a matter of fact condition of infertility. When a woman is able to conceive her body is in a natural balanced state.
In TCM a deviation from this state does not necessarily imply “infertility”; it simply implies a shift from one’s optimum reproductive health. The TCM practitioner therefore will treat the “root” imbalances with a combination of acupuncture and Chinese herbs.