Fertility – Condition Resources

Acupuncture is a very popular approach for those looking to conceive. See our blog on the research that has been done into the use of acupuncture for fertility reasons

The British Acupuncture Council has produced an evidence based factsheet about Female Fertility, as well as one on Male Fertility and acupuncture approaches, including specific research, trials and mechanisms of action for acupuncture for this.

A systematic review and meta-analysis of studies found acupuncture to have a positive effect on the birth rate of sub fertile women having IVF/ICSI treatment (BAcC briefing paper).

References: British Acupuncture Council evidence based factsheet about Female Fertility, and approaches to treatment including specific research, trials and mechanisms of action for acupuncture in this condition.

BAcC Female fertility & IVF briefing paper

BAcC Male Fertility factsheet

BAcC Fertility and ART (assisted reproduction – IVF/ICSI) factsheet

BAcC PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) factsheet

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