Acupuncture and Fertility Treatment
Drs. Hummel and Kettel support their patients’ plan to undergo acupuncture therapy in conjunction with fertility treatment. Traditionally employed in China for the last 23 centuries to treat most illnesses , the value of acupuncture for infertility has been shown in recent scientific studies. Results in one study performing acupuncture before and after embryo transfers concluded that acupuncture seems to be a useful tool for improving pregnancy rates after ART. Another study showed that acupuncture may be a conjunctive, nontraumatic treatment for males with very poor sperm density.
Local acupuncturists recommend infertility patients start acupuncture before their infertility treatment and to inform their fertility specialist about the details of their conjunctive therapy.