Acupuncture treatment of infertility

As a traditional Chinese medicine therapy, the treatment of acupuncture and moxibustion does have certain curative effect to infertility, especially in promoting ovulation and treatment of oviduct infertility, which is proved by many experimental studies and clinical treatments researches. Evidence-based medicine system evaluation research also confirmed the significant effects of acupuncture in vitro fertilization.

The doctors of traditional Chinese medicine consider, infertility is due to the diseases of Chong Vessel and Conception Vessel, viscera dysfunction, so that the uterus cannot be fertilized. Acupuncturists often take Chong Vessel and Conception Vessel, three foot-Yin meridians and Shu-back points, to adjust the blood and Qi of Chong Vessel and Conception Vessel, cultivate essence and Yang Qi of kidney, remove depression in liver, dredge the meridians, and then improve the ability of fertilization.

Different clinical reports confirmed the effect of acupuncture and moxibustion of infertility, with the efficient at 53.2% to 78.3%. As one kind of individualized medicine treatment, the acupuncture, moxibustion, and combination therapy of acupuncture with herbs is commonly used for patients of infertility in China, and the curative effect is obvious. Sanyinjiao(SP 6),Guanyuan(CV 4),Zhongji(CV 3)and Zigong(Ex-CA 1)were most frequently used acu-points.

In particular, from the influence of the social concept and family, infertility patients have to suffer serious mental pressure, depression, dysphoria, and so on. So, for patients who suffer infertility, the traditional acupuncturists can choose some acu-points to dredge the channels to make Qi goes fluency, that can take good mood to patients and to make the treatment effect better.

In conclusion, as a kind of simple operation, acupuncture and moxibustion treatment of infertility is a natural treatment, which is without side effects, low cost, and effective, is worthy of recommendation.