While we know that fertility is affected by age, it’s also strongly correlated to health. If the body is in a state of poor health, then it may not have the resources to reproduce. Both men and women can use acupuncture to improve fertility. Acupuncture treat infertility by balancing the Qi and Blood in the primary meridians and organ systems involved in fertility. Often times herbal medicine is prescribed to balance the more deeply rooted underlying imbalance of the internal organs.
The optimum treatment schedule for women is 1-2 times a week, depending on the age and complexity of the condition. Since it takes 120 days for an egg to mature before ovulation occurs, it can take average 4-6 months to conceive when using acupuncture to improve fertility. For men the ideal treatment schedule is once a week, since new sperm formation takes 79 days, it may take 2-3 months acupuncture treatment in combination of herbal medicine to see significant improvement in sperm production.