Does Acupuncture Help with Ovulation?

Does Acupuncture Help with Ovulation?

How Ovulation Affects Fertility

An important factor in fertility is the health of your ovulation. If you are trying to get pregnant, but not having irregular periods, you might find that you struggle not only to conceive but to figure out when to even try. Healthy, consistent ovulation is the root of all fertility. Even if you have regular cycles, your ovulation could be “weak” – you’re going through the motions to have a cycle, but the egg is not healthy enough to form a baby. Sadly, irregular or weak ovulation can lead to fertility issues, and to not being able to get pregnant.

So, can anything help support this process?  The answer is YES! While some drugs are known to support ovulation, they usually have pretty strong side effects, like terrible mood swings or painful ovarian cysts. While drugs may be needed in some cases, there is a more natural method to support healthy ovulation:  Acupuncture.

Acupuncture has been practiced for over 3000 years. In modern times, it has been shown to support fertility in several ways, and many people credit acupuncture with helping them get pregnant. Acupuncture can help this process by increasing blood flow to the ovaries, and by regulating hormones to improve the body’s ability to make healthy, fertile eggs.

Acupuncture also helps reduce stress hormones, which are known to interfere with ovulation and egg health. By balancing hormones, improving blood supply to the ovaries, and getting rid of negative effects of stress, acupuncture is a prime tool to boost your ovulation. When you are ovulating regularly and making a strong, fertile egg each time, it won’t be long before you get pregnant with your baby! Seeing an acupuncturist who specializes in fertility is the best way to ensure the best, quickest results. Good luck!

Learn more and schedule an appointment

At Portland Acupuncture Studio, we have three highly skilled acupuncturists ready to help with your pregnancy journey. Contact us today to see how we can support you on the path to building your family.  We are here to help you succeed. 

Established patients can schedule online, patients who haven’t seen us at Kwan Yin Healing Center call (503) 701-8766, or email us to schedule your appointment.

About Lisa Tongel

We are practitioners of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine specializing in fertility, IVF support, pregnancy care, reproductive health, and pelvic pain.