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Individuals who struggle with fertility issues often also suffer from stress, anxiety, and hormonal conditions. Dr. Captain, a nationally board-certified acupuncture physician, has amazing results in treating infertility with acupuncture.

Acupuncture is well known to enhance the efficacy of ART (assisted reproductive technologies). The Sarasota Center for Acupuncture and Nutrition has helped hundreds of couples over two decades become pregnant and deliver a healthy baby.

Here's how acupuncture may be beneficial for fertility:

Hormonal regulation: Acupuncture helps regulate hormonal imbalances that can affect fertility. Stimulating specific acupuncture points is believed to influence the hypothalamus-pituitary-ovarian axis, which plays a crucial role in regulating hormone levels and menstrual cycles.

Improved blood flow to the reproductive organs: Acupuncture enhances blood flow to the uterus and ovaries, which can improve ovarian function, promote follicle development, and increase the thickness of the uterine lining, creating a more receptive environment for implantation.

Stress reduction: The fertility journey can be stressful and negatively impact fertility. Acupuncture sessions induce relaxation and reduce stress levels, improving overall well-being and fertility outcomes.

Enhanced reproductive function: Acupuncture may help improve ovarian function and egg quality, enhance sperm quality and motility, and regulate menstrual cycles. It can also support the overall health of the reproductive system.

Side effects management: Fertility treatments, such as ART, can sometimes lead to side effects or discomfort. Acupuncture may help manage these side effects, including pain, bloating, and emotional stress associated with fertility treatments.

Remember, our goal is a healthy baby in your arms at the end of this story. Call us today at 941.951.1119 to schedule an appointment.


When Is Acupuncture Appropriate to Begin?

Acupuncture should be started for 2-3 menstrual cycles before attempting to conceive. This preparatory period is required to make your body a place that welcomes life. Our program can be started in any part of your journey whether you have been struggling for months or years with fertility issues or are in the middle of your ART/IUI/IVF cycle or have just had a miscarriage. We are here to help at any time.

Is Acupuncture Continued After Conception?

Yes, especially in high-risk pregnancies. The first trimester is when most miscarriages occur, and our best recommendation is to have acupuncture to maintain your pregnancy and see you through to the second trimester. Our goal is for you to have a healthy baby in your arms.
Many women will continue acupuncture treatments throughout pregnancy to support their overall well-being. A combination of acupuncture, nutrition, and lifestyle recommendations can be used to reduce stress, minimize nausea and headache, and alleviate low back pain or pressure common in the later stages of pregnancy.

Does my partner/husband/spouse require treatment too?

Our best recommendation is for your partner to receive treatment once per week while you are in the conception process until pregnancy occurs. There may also be targeted nutritional supplementation based upon his specific needs and to encourage an increased number and improved motility in sperm.

How Many Sessions Are Usually Recommended for A Patient with Fertility Concerns?

Our best recommendation is treatment beginning three months before conception until the end of the second trimester. That means a minimum of 6 months of treatment. Remember, our goal is a healthy baby in your arms at the end of this story.