The Ancient Art of Acupuncture Improves Your Fertile Health

By Lucy Townsley | All Posts

Feb 22

So how does this work I hear you asking?

How can this ancient medicine help you get pregnant?

How does it work with modern medicine?

Did you know that acupuncture can improve your chances of a pregnancy by 50%!!

Here are some of the reason why you should use acupuncture/Chinese medicine –

  • Having IVF/IUI
  • Improves your fertile health
  • Trying for more than a year
  • Low AMH
  • Poor Egg Quality
  • Miscarriage
  • Problems with ovulation
  • Blockage in your fallopian tubes

Planning - We need three months to prepare for a pregnancy, that is both of you.  To get your bodies healthy on all levels physically, mentally and emotionally.  Changes in your lifestyles, diet, exercise, sleep.

Balancing Yin and Yang – I am sure you have heard of Yin and Yang.  In the women's cycle, they need to be in perfect balance for a pregnancy to take place. The first half of the cycle is the Yin(Yin is your cooling energy) the follicular phase and the Yang second half of your cycle (Yang is warming energy) the luteal phase.

I would use acupuncture to balance the Yin and Yang also show you acupressure points that you can use at home.  Promoting the functions of the uterus to produce a good lining and ovaries for healthy eggs, correct any imbalance to Yin and Yang.

Acupuncture stimulates the blood to improve circulation in the reproductive areas. A lot of women I see suffer from cold in the womb, (very hard to grow anything in the cold environment) this is usually caused by too much estrogen, too much Yin (cooling) and not enough of the Yang (warming) progesterone to warm the womb.

What else can Acupuncture help you with when trying for a baby?

Reduces Stress – Stress increase the hormone cortisol this can stop you ovulating.  Fertility acupuncture works on reducing stress levels restarting ovulation, helping improve endorphins the happy hormones.

Improves hormone balance – hormones need to be balanced to achieve a healthy pregnancy.  Acupuncture balances the hormones FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) LH (luteinising hormone) estrogen, progesterone.  Promotes the function of the Pituitary gland to help kick start ovulation.

Increases blood flow – especially to your ovaries, uterus, fallopian tubes.  Helps you ovulate with a good healthy egg,  creating a good healthy lining for your uterus ready for implantation.

Reduces the chances of miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy – By balancing your Yin and Yang energies improving blood circulation we are promoting healing which helps decrease inflammation helping PCOS, endometriosis, dysmenorrhea, ectopic pregnancy.

Keeping your kidney and spleen energies balanced help prevent miscarriage.

Improves egg quality – using acupuncture we increase the blood supply to the ovaries to make sure the eggs are nourished and growing to the right size ready for ovulation and fertilization.


When acupuncture is used alongside IVF, it can increase your chances up to 50% by using a holistic approach to achieving a pregnancy.  Working on all your energies both physically, mentally and emotionally.  Reducing stress, promoting the health of your eggs, preparing your uterus for implantation.  Using lifestyle changes such as diet, mindset, exercise, rest, sleep, meditation and a reduced workload.

Also working with the man in your life helping promote healthy sperm.


Written by Lucy Townsley

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About the Author

Lucy Townsley Lic TCM Trained in the Zita West IVF and Natural Fertility Method Also Acupuncture, Cupping, Tunia Massage, Facial Rejuvenation, Reiki, Prepared Herbs, Acupressure