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How Acupuncture Can Help Denver Patients Improve Success of Fertility

For couples that are undergoing fertility treatments, there are a number of different ways in which alternative medicine can help further their chances of success. One approach that many are now taking, on the advice of professionals, is to undergo acupuncture therapy as part of their fertility treatment regimen. With that in mind, in this blog we’ll focus on two specific ways in which Denver patients can achieve success with their fertility treatments through the correct application of acupuncture.


  1. Research has shown that acupuncture can help to increase the amount of beta-endorphins flowing within the body. According to research done on beta-endorphins, (Petraglia 1987), beta-endorphin levels in ovarian follicular fluid of otherwise healthy women who were undergoing ovulation were much higher than the levels measured in plasma. Given that acupuncture has an impact on beta-endorphin production, which may affect gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) secretion (hormone secreted in the hypothalamus of the brain which signals gonadotropin hormones such as Follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and Luteinizing Hormone (LH) to be released by the pituitary in the brain which then signals the ovaries to grow, develop and mature the ovarian follicles which store the egg to be ovulated on any given month), it is postulated that acupuncture may have a role in ovulation induction and fertility.
  2. In addition, women also benefit from reduced stress levels after acupuncture treatment. These reduced stress levels work to ensure that hormones are regulated within the body thereby decreasing cortisol levels. The reduction of stress and therefore cortisol levels will aid in contributing to enhanced fertility potential, as well as, encouraging the ideal environment in which a potential fetus can grow to be healthy.
  3. Acupuncture can very much help to increase a male's fertility potential as well. Regular acupuncture treatments have been shown to help increase a patient's sperm count and motility (how fast the sperm swim), as well as, improve other male factors such as borderline poor morphology, for men who have suffered with fertility issues in the past. And research from a 2005 study published in Fertility and Sterility in 2005 showed that men who undertook a regimen of acupuncture achieved lower levels of structural defects in sperm and an increase in the number of normal sperm.


There has never been a better time for prospective Denver parents to begin researching the efficacy of acupuncture and Chinese Medicine as an adjunct or primary fertility treatment. Success could just be around the corner when working with leading class Reproductive Specialists at Healing Traditions Oriental Medicine & Wellness.

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