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Can Acupuncture Be Your Ally in the Journey to Parenthood?

The yearning to create a family can be both beautiful and incredibly frustrating, especially when faced with fertility challenges. While Western medicine offers invaluable tools, many individuals are turning to complementary therapies like acupuncture for a holistic approach. But does it actually work? Let’s explore the potential of acupuncture to support your fertility journey.

Balancing the Flow:

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) views acupuncture as a way to balance the body.. By inserting “thin as a hair” needles at specific points, acupuncturists aim to address imbalances that could hinder fertility. This holistic approach may regulate menstrual cycles, improve blood flow to reproductive organs, and even enhance egg quality.

More Than Just Needles:

Acupuncture often goes hand-in-hand with other TCM practices like herbal remedies and dietary adjustments. These additional elements can further personalize your treatment plan, addressing specific concerns like stress, anxiety, or underlying health conditions that could impact fertility.

What the Science Says:

Research on acupuncture for fertility has encouraging studies suggest that potential benefits. For example, a 2023 meta-analysis found that acupuncture improve pregnancy rates in women undergoing IVF, especially when combined with conventional treatment. Studies also indicate acupuncture’s potential to regulate menstrual cycles and reduce stress in individuals struggling to conceive.

Finding the Right Fit:

Begin with a consultation to decide if acupuncture is a good option for you and your fertility journey.


The journey to parenthood is unique for everyone. Acupuncture can be a valuable tool in your toolbox.

How Can Acupuncture Help With Fertility?

Acupuncture can help with all stages in the fertility journey from conception to delivery. Some benefits of acupuncture include:
• Regulate menstruation and increase the blood flow to the uterus
• Improve sperm count
• Relieve stress
• Regulate the hormones and increase ovarian response function
• Reduce the side effects of hormone treatments
• Increase and strengthen the immune system
• Improve the success rate of IVF
• Decrease the chances of miscarriage and increase the rate of live birth

Whether you are working with a Fertility Center, PCOS specialist, gearing up for IVF or IUI, working with a Reproductive Endocrinologist, or simply trying to conceive naturally – we can help!

Call today for a Couples Consultation at 410-847-4766.

“Do More in 2024” for Your Health & Your Future

At last, the new year is upon us. Will we live our best lives and manifest our fullest potential? What we do with all that potential, is always up to us.

One way to hone in on our resolutions, our health and wellness goals is to try something new, like acupuncture. Although acupuncture is technically anything but “new” being over 3,000 year old system of medicine originating from China, it may be a new experience for you.

Acupuncture is truly an excellent treatment approach for many ailments for several reasons. First, there are no side effects to acupuncture like there are with medications or surgery. Second, it is actually a very pleasant experience for most people, as most patients fall asleep during their session, and it is considered non-invasive. Third, it can treat multiple health concerns at the same time. Many times a patient will come in for their chronic pain, for example, and also see lasting improvements with their lifelong anxiety or insomnia, digestive issues or migraines. It even helps couples get pregnant who are struggling to start a family, or help with menopausal concerns and reproductive health.

Anything you would consider taking a pill for, you could try acupuncture.

With the New Year, many folks even use acupuncture to quit smoking, or use acupuncture to lose weight.

At Cloud 9 Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine, we take an integrative approach looking at many ways to naturally support your health and wellness, utilizing acupuncture, electro-stim, ATP Resonance BioTherapyTM, O3 Regenerative TherapyTM, and custom nutritional support.

While we specialize in complex, chronic conditions that are difficult to treat such as neuropathy, autoimmune conditions, infertility, migraines, and women’s health, we do treat many other conditions (and all ages) as well.

Interested in seeing what acupuncture can do for you?

Call 410-847-4766 to begin with a consultation with Dr. Laura Parks, our medical director who has over 13 years experience using acupuncture to change lives.

Acupuncture Success With Fertility

Fertility acupuncture is a natural and effective way to enhance fertility and increase the chances of conceiving. 

By inserting thin needles into specific points on the body, fertility acupuncture helps regulate hormones, improve blood circulation to the reproductive organs, and reduce stress and anxiety. It can also address underlying conditions such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), fibroids, and endometriosis that may hinder fertility. It also helps with unexplained infertility. 

Studies have shown that fertility acupuncture can significantly improve pregnancy rates when used in conjunction with assisted reproductive techniques like IVF. It  enhances egg quality, increases implantation rates, and reduces the risk of miscarriage.

For couples struggling with infertility, fertility acupuncture offers a safe, natural, and holistic approach to optimize their chances of conceiving. It provides a gentle and supportive environment for the body to heal and prepare for pregnancy, ultimately increasing the likelihood of a successful and healthy pregnancy.

Call to begin today with Couples Consultation at Cloud 9 Acupuncture! (410) 847-4766


Unearthing The Benefits Of Acupuncture: An Ancient Practice With Modern Benefits

Acupuncture, an ancient healing technique rooted in Traditional Chinese medicine, has been practiced for over 3,000 years. It involves inserting thin needles into specific points on the body, known as acupoints, to stimulate the body’s natural healing abilities. This gentle yet effective therapy has gained widespread recognition for its potential to alleviate a wide range of health concerns.

Pain Management: A Promising Approach

One of the most well-established benefits of acupuncture is its effectiveness in managing pain. Numerous studies have demonstrated the positive impact of acupuncture in reducing chronic pain associated with conditions such as osteoarthritis, low back pain, neck pain, and headaches/migraines. By stimulating the release of endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers, acupuncture helps to alleviate pain and improve overall well-being.

Beyond Pain Relief: A Holistic Approach to Health

Acupuncture’s benefits extend far beyond pain management. This holistic therapy has shown promise in addressing a variety of health concerns, including:

Stress and Anxiety: Acupuncture can effectively reduce stress and anxiety by promoting relaxation and enhancing the body’s ability to cope with stress.

Digestive Issues: Acupuncture has been shown to alleviate digestive problems such as nausea, vomiting, and constipation.

Sleep Disorders: Acupuncture can improve sleep quality by regulating sleep patterns and reducing insomnia.

Reproductive Health: Acupuncture has been used to address menstrual cramps, menopausal symptoms, and fertility issues.

A Safe and Effective Treatment Option

Acupuncture is generally considered a safe and effective treatment option. When performed by a licensed and experienced acupuncturist, the risk of side effects is minimal. Most people experience little to no discomfort during acupuncture treatments, and in fact, usually fall asleep after becoming deeply relaxed.

Embracing Acupuncture for Holistic Wellness

As research continues to unveil the multifaceted benefits of acupuncture (with over thousands of clinical trials already documenting clinical success!), acupuncture is increasingly recognized as a valuable tool for promoting overall health and well-being. Whether seeking relief from chronic pain, managing stress, or enhancing overall wellness, acupuncture offers a safe, effective, and holistic approach to healthcare.

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