One study showed that acupuncture dramatically improves the chances of becoming pregnant when used with other reproductive techniques. Other research concludes that acupuncture helps to increase blood flow to the uterus and improves the chances of implantation of eggs on the uterine wall; reduces anxiety, stress and the hormones that are secreted during stressful situations which can significantly decrease fertility; normalize hormones and the endocrine system that regulates ovulation; positively affect the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis, which plays an important role in fertility; and regulates menstrual cycles.
ACI doctors of acupuncture and TCM provide painless acupuncture for fertility treatment. There are no side-effects. The doctors also prescribe Chinese herbal medicine to supplement the acupuncture for the best quality of care. If you take herbs while receiving other medical treatments, be sure to tell your doctor. Some herbs can interfere with the function of fertility drugs and procedures, and vice versa. As needed, the doctors co-manage your case with all your other medical providers.
ACI Clinic accepts insurance and also offers affordable payment plans. Please check Payment Options at New Patient Center for details.
"I had two miscarriages and was told by two fertility clinics that I had to have surgery to correct a septate uterus, would need an egg donor and had very little chance of becoming pregnant much less having a live birth. I saw Dr. Zang for two weeks, had a period then never had one again. I am in the 14th week of pregnancy (longer than I've ever carried before)and things are looking good. I will update my testimonial as things progress. I really like Dr. Zang and highly recommend him! It's relaxing and non-invasive, not to mention affordable!" -By M.G.
"My husband and I have had been trying to have a baby for 15 months before trying acupuncture... I went to see Dr. Zang, He talked us through the whole process... I did acupuncture treatments for 6 month. The 7th month Dr. Zang also prescribed some natural herbs and I am now pregnant. Thank you Dr. Zang!" -By P.N.
• Paulus W., et al. Influence of acupuncture on the pregnancy rate in patients who undergo assisted reproduction therapy. Fertility and Sterility, vol. 77, April 2002, 721-724.
• 5 ways Acupuncture Can Boost Fertility. Prevention.com, 2002.
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