Natural Fertility

Acupuncture and Natural Fertility Support

Bringing a child into the world is an experience that many couples want to enjoy, however problems with fertility can affect people’s hopes of becoming parents. Infertility doesn’t affect just males or just females exclusively; it can affect both in different ways. Causes of infertility in males include low sperm count, a blocked vas deferens, large numbers of abnormally shaped sperm, and genetic diseases. For females who have low fertility or are infertile, contributing factors usually include age, problems with the fallopian tubes, ovulation disorders, endometriosis, and polycystic ovarian syndrome. While research is still ongoing about how acupuncture can assist with fertility, it’s a treatment that may help to support the body while trying to fall pregnant. Melbourne Acupuncture Wellness offers acupuncture in North Melbourne to promote better health and wellbeing and provide support that may assist with fertility.

How Acupuncture Works

The placement of acupuncture needles in particular pressure points is believed to activate the release of specific hormones in the body that may act as a pain reliever and also help the body to heal. The process of acupuncture may also be very calming and helpful in reducing stress. Stress of course is one of the biggest contributors to infertility, so managing stress through Chinese medicine may assist in supporting natural fertility.

How Can Integrative Medicine Support My IVF Experience?

The goal of integrative medicine, which combines conventional and alternative treatments like acupuncture, is to harness the body’s power to heal itself.

Acupuncture and herbal medicine may support women undergoing IVF treatment. Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine may also be used to supplement IVF and support the body during the IVF process.

Some Information About Acupuncture Points to Support Fertility

The key pressure points for acupuncture and fertility are on the face, the mid section of the body and on the back of the body.

    1. On the face is the pressure point known as Epang II, located on two sides of the scalp just above the hair line on the outer side of the eye brows, and the Yintang which is located on the forehead just between the two eyebrows. At the mid-section of the body, you’ll find acupressure points Lv 14 (just beneath the two breasts), Ren 14 (halfway between the belly button and sternum) and Ren 12.


    1. Slightly further down are pressure points Ki 16 (regarded as one of the most important acupressure points, located an inch on both sides of the belly button), Ren 6 (found 1.5 inches down from the belly button) and Ren 4 (two inches below the navel).


  1. On the back of the body, you’ll find the acupressure points UB 44 (located on both sides of the 5th thoracic vertebra) and UB 15 (found 1.5 inches from the spine, directly on the 5th thoracic vertebra on the left and right hand sides of the body). UB 23 is located exactly opposite to the navel at the back and is beneficial for both females and males, while pressure point D4 is beneficial for females.

Learn More Today

To find out more about the use of Chinese medicine for fertility support, make an appointment at Melbourne Acupuncture Wellness today.

* Disclaimer : Results may vary from person to person. As with all procedures, Chinese Medicine is not without risks. Please consult with a health professional regarding any concerns you might have. The contents of this website are not a substitute for professional medical advice. The information presented is not intended to be used for diagnosing, treating, curing or preventing any conditions or diseases.