Although one of the main objectives that human beings have in life is to procreate and leave offspring, nowadays, a large part of the population cannot or has problems in doing so. Fertility problems affecting both men and women are increasing as genetic, environmental, and pathological factors become worse and more difficult to prevent and/or treat.

But just as the causal factors are increasingly present, so are the health professionals and experts in the field who spend hours and hours of their days searching for alternatives and better therapeutic methods to solve this serious problem capable of affecting the life of an individual in every way. With this in mind, acupuncture has shown great results in promoting fertility health over the years.

Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese form of therapy based on the insertion of thin sterile needles into specific points on people’s bodies at various depths. Experts explain that health is found when our complementary extremes, “yin and yang”, are in total balance, and when these two forces present an unbalance, illness appears.

These forces belong to our life force, “qi”, which travels through our bodies following certain pathways. Professionals on the matter say that there are 350 points in the human body to access this energy. Acupuncture takes advantage of these points to achieve the proper balance of the forces.

Traditional Chinese medicine explains that infertility indeed occurs due to a disrupted balance of the forces and the blockage of the vital energy and blood circulation flow, negatively affecting the sexual and reproductive functions both in men and women. Having said this, applying acupuncture to a person can produce a wide range of positive effects, including:

  • Hormonal balance.
  • Decrease in stress levels.
  • Stronger immune system.
  • Energy and blood flow regulation.
  • Removal of organic stasis and phlegm.
  • Nervous system stimulation.

Even if acupuncture and other alternative medicines have proven to enhance diverse infertility symptoms, it is recommended that patients consult with other fertility professionals to get a better picture of the treatment plan and to obtain the best possible results.

So, if you live or work near the San Francisco Telegraph Hill – North Beach – Financial District and feel you would be a good candidate for our fertility acupuncture treatments, we would love to meet you. To schedule an appointment with our San Francisco Acupuncturist, please call 415–421–1115 or book an appointment online.