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January 22nd, 2021

Acupuncture for Fertility


Fertility acupuncture is beneficial during any stage of your fertility journey whether you’re trying to conceive naturally or using IVF. Book your fertility acupuncture appointment at our Toronto location. This specialized area of acupuncture supports women as well as fertility focused treatments for men.

Our Registered Acupuncturists graduated from a three-year Acupuncture and Moxibustion program at Eight Branches Academy of Eastern Medicine in Toronto. We have a special interest in treating all facets of parenthood, from fertility to pregnancy to postpartum.

Fertility acupuncture is beneficial for mild hormonal imbalances as well as more complex fertility symptom pictures. Both Mélanie Udell and Stephanie Raines have extensive clinical experience treating a variety of conditions surrounding fertility and pregnancy. Fertility Acupuncture is applicable for those who have a known diagnosis affecting their ability to conceive, have a history of miscarriages, are aware of hormonal imbalances, have irregular periods, or are looking to give their body a boost in helping conceive.

Acupuncture for Reproductive Health helps:

  • balance hormones and regulates periods
  • eliminates period pain and PMS
  • low sperm counts and/or low sperm motility
  • promotes a healthy pregnancy
  • supports a variety of gynecological and reproductive conditions
  • provides relief from unpleasant side effects of IUI and IVF

Acupuncture can be considered as successful treatment in promoting fertility, by improving sperm quality, improving ovary function, and balancing the endocrine system and hormones.¹

Things your Acupuncturist will ask.

Your Acupuncturist will start by taking a detailed health intake. They’ll want to fully understand your unique symptoms picture as well as your lifestyle habits or any other interventions you’ve explored in supporting your fertility.

They may ask:

  • How frequent is your period? Does it follow a 25-30 cycle? Is it consistent?
  • How many days does your period last?
  • Is the blood dark, bright or pale? Are there any clots?
  • Have you received any medical diagnosis that affects your fertility?
  • Do you know when / if you are ovulating?
  • How long have you been trying to conceive?
  • Do you have a history of miscarriages?

It is also beneficial for your Acupuncturist to understand your overall health picture. Do you tend to run hot or cold? Are you always thirsty? Do you wake every night at the same time? These are all important qualities when using a Traditional Chinese Medicine approach.

Fertility Acupuncture in Toronto

Our clinic is conveniently located in Bloor West village, in Toronto’s west end. Your acupuncturist will discuss frequency of treatments and timing of treatments depending on your particular fertility scenario. In addition to your acupuncture treatments, you’ll receive education and dietary support, as well as lifestyle changes to achieve optimal health and improving your chances of conceiving naturally.

¹ Fertility Acupuncture Study by PubMed:

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