Research on Acupuncture for Fertility

Last updated: May 11th, 2018 at 09:35 am

Modern Clinical Research on Acupuncture for Fertility

The efficacy of Fertility Acupuncture for Fertility has not only been evidenced by its use in the treatment of many serious diseases for thousands of years in China, more recently it has been proven to help fertility by modern clinical research: Acupuncture can increase blood flow to the uterus (Stener-Victorin E, et al Human Reproduction Oxford Journal 1996; Vol. 11, No. 6, pp.1314-1317 ).

Luteal-phase acupuncture has a positive effect on the outcome of IVF/ICSI (Dieterle S et al, Fertility and Sterility May 2006 Vol 85, pp. 1347-1351 ).

Acupuncture on the day of embryo transfer significantly improves the reproductive outcome of IVF, compared with no acupuncture (Westergaard L et al, Fertility and Sterility April 2006 Vol 85, pp. 1341-1346 ).

Acupuncture seems to be a useful tool for improving pregnancy rate after ART. (Paulus W et al, Fertility and Sterility April 2002 Vol 77, pp. 721-724 ).

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Research on acupuncture and IVF

Author Abstract Research
Dalton-Brewer N et al
2010 Vol 12 No 4 212 – 255
Use of acupuncture before and after embryo transfer
Paulus W et al
2002 Vol 77, pg 721-724
Influence of acupuncture on the pregnancy rate in patients who undergo assisted reproduction therapy
Neuroscience Research Institute and Department of Neurobiology
Peking University Health Science Center, Key Laboratory of Neuroscience
The Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Public Health, Beijing, People’s Republic of China
October 2011
Increase of success rate for women undergoing embryo transfer by transcutaneous electrical acupoint stimulation
Ried K, Stuart K.
October 05 2011
Efficacy of traditional chinese herbal medicine in the management of female infertility: a systematic review
Cui Hong Zheng, M.D.; Ph.D.a, Guang Ying Huang, M.D., Ph.D.a;
Ming Min Zhang, M.D., Ph.D.b; Wei Wang, M.D., Ph.D.c
January 2012
Effects of acupuncture on pregnancy rates in women undergoing in vitro fertilization: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Zhang M et al
2003, Jan 23 (1): 3 – 5
Effect of acupuncture on the pregnancy rate in embryo transfer and mechanisms: a randomized and controlled study
So et al
2009 Feb;24(2):341-8
Effect of acupuncture on the pregnancy rate in embryo transfer and mechanisms: a randomized and controlled study
Magarelli, PC, D Cridennda, M Cohen
Changes in serum cortisol and prolactin associated with acupuncture during ivf
Magarelli P, Cridennda D
Acupuncture & ivf poor responders: a cure?


Acupuncture and Male Fertility

Author Abstract Research
Pei J et al
2005 July
Quantitative evaluation of spermatozoa ultrastructure after acupuncture treatment for idiopathic male infertility
Gurfinkel E et al
2003 Dec
Effects of acupuncture and moxa treatment in patients with semen abnormalities

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Linda Ryan- Founder of MARA Fertility Acupuncture Clinic



Hi, I’m Linda Ryan, Fertility Acupuncturist & mother of three: Having overcome my own fertility issues is what drives me to help women like you to achieve the results that I made happen for myself.