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Acupuncture for Fertility: What You Need to Know

Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) practice that is helpful to boost fertility. Regardless of what part of the fertility journey you are on, whether it’s trying to conceive (TTC) naturally, or by using a fertility center and possibly pursuing IVF or IUI, Cloud 9 Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine can help. 

There is some scientific evidence to support the use of acupuncture for fertility. A study published in the journal Fertility and Sterility found that women who received acupuncture in addition to conventional fertility treatments were more likely to conceive than those who received only conventional treatments.

If you are considering acupuncture for fertility, it is important to find a qualified acupuncturist who has experience in this area. You should also be aware that acupuncture is not a cure for infertility, but it may be a helpful complementary treatment.

Here are some of the ways that acupuncture can help improve fertility:

  • Reduce stress: Stress can have a negative impact on fertility, and acupuncture is fantastic at reducing stress by promoting relaxation and balance.
  • Improve blood flow: Acupuncture helps to improve blood flow to the reproductive organs, which is essential for egg and sperm health.
  • Increase the release of hormones: Acupuncture helps to increase the release of hormones that are important for fertility, such as follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH).
  • Improve the lining of the uterus: Acupuncture helps to improve the lining of the uterus, which makes it more receptive to implantation.

If you are interested in learning more about acupuncture for fertility, please contact our office at 410-847-4766 to schedule a Couples Consultation.

The Best Way to Find the Best Acupuncture Clinic for You

Whether you’re suffering from low back pain, or neuropathy, infertility or headaches, you’ll want to find the best acupuncture clinic that suits your needs the best.

The very best way is to call and speak with the receptionist of your clinic of interest and ask them if they have experience in or specialize in your primary condition you are seeking care for. While most acupuncturists have trained extensively for 3-5 years in graduate level study acupuncture programs, and receive a Master’s degree or a Doctorate (also known as a Acupuncture Physician), it’s still best to work with an acupuncturist or clinic that has experienced success in treating your condition.


Some questions you can ask when you phone a prospective acupuncture clinic:

Has the acupuncturist treated my type of condition before?

What is the success rate of treating my condition at this clinic?

How many years of experience does the acupuncturist have?

Do you offer any additional therapies beyond acupuncture to help address my condition?

What can I expect during my first visit? (Is it just a consultation, or will I receive treatment that day?)


Most of our patients are referred by word of mouth, from former patients who have also experienced success. Our acupuncturist Dr. Laura Parks does specialize in chronic, complex conditions and has been practicing for over 13 years. She received her acupuncture doctorate from Five Branches University, and acupuncture masters from Maryland University of Integrative Health (formerly Tai Sophia). Dr. Parks has been treating Fertility patients for over 13 years and specializing in neuropathy for over 4 years, with over a 85% success rate.

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