Acupuncture Treatments for Fertility
The Center for Healing Arts at The Women’s Hospital provides patients with an environment of peace and relaxation. We conveniently offer acupuncture treatments on-site at the center – which can be beneficial to those dealing with fertility.
Our acupuncture team works closely with Dr. Griffin and The Women’s Hospital team to ensure that each patient is relaxed and as healthy as possible while going through fertility treatments.
Center for Healing Arts at The Women’s Hospital
4199 Gateway Boulevard, Suite 2200
Newburgh, Indiana 47630
Acupuncture is an individualized form of medicine. Many people find it helpful because it addresses mind, body and spirit versus only one piece of the body. Acupuncture pulls all of the pieces together to help people return to good health and happiness.
Acupuncture stimulates the flow of Qi (pronounced chee) in the body. Qi is the vital energy which flows throughout the body and can be disturbed by cold, stress, diet, drugs and hereditary weakness. By influencing the flow of Qi, acupuncture stimulates the body to heal itself.
Most patients report an enhanced sense of physical and mental well-being as a result of treatment. Studies show that acupuncture not only relieves stress and anxiety, but also that this is a drug-free method of managing symptoms of stress including migraines, neck and back pain, and digestive disorders.
Western research has shown that acupuncture can be helpful with patients seeking fertility treatment for the following reasons:
- It may increase blood flow in the uterus.
- Pre- and post-IVF acupuncture has been shown to help decrease stress and is helpful with the implantation process.
- Studies show that those who go through acupuncture in conjunction with IVF have higher pregnancy rates than those receiving IVF alone.
- Studies show that acupuncture can be an effective treatment for male factor infertility.