Can Acupuncture Improve and Promote Fertility?


Can Acupuncture Improve and Promote Fertility?

In 20% of infertility cases, there is no known cause. This is incredibly frustrating for couples
desperate to have a baby. While some may look to IVF and other modern technologies, more and
more couples are turning to alternative therapies, either using this in conjunction or instead of
western treatments.
Acupuncture has had a long tradition in treating fertility issues, however, there was little scientific
information and studies confirming a link between the practice and improved fertility. This is until
recently. Now with a convincing number of peer reviewed studies demonstrating the effectiveness
of acupuncture on fertility, we see more and more clinics offering acupuncture fertility treatment.

Acupuncture for Male Fertility

Roughly 30-40% of infertility problems are due to with issues around the male sperm. A number of
studies have indicated that after completing fertility acupuncture treatment, twice a week for 5
weeks, sperm count can be significantly improved and abnormalities in sperm decreased. A study
out of Israel found a notable increase in the sperm count in 10 out of 15 mean who had a sperm
count of zero before acupuncture fertility treatment. Acupuncture treatment for male fertility has
also revealed improvement in sperm motility and structural integrity.

Acupuncture for Female Fertility: endocrine dysfunctionality

A common cause of female infertility issue, endocrine dysfunctionality has been shown, in some
cases to be overcome by an acupuncture fertility treatment. A study out of China in 2005 found that
acupuncture treatment was actually more successful than a drug treatment. Focusing on 250 cases,
the study divided women into two different treatment groups. The results of the study found that
those who were in the acupuncture treatment group reported a significantly higher pregnancy rate
than the women who were in the clomiphene drug treatment group.

Acupuncture in conjunction with IVF

While in the past, western medicine and eastern Chinese medicine rarely mixed, we are starting to
see more and more overlap and studies reveal the measurable benefits of acupuncture treatments.
When it comes to IVF treatment, success of embryo transfer is crucial to achieving a successful
pregnancy. A study out of the University of Adelaide (which included an extensive randomised blind,
controlled testing) revealed an increase of 50% in the success rate of IVF embryo transfer among
those who received the acupuncture fertility treatment.

It is because of this study (and others like it) that a number of Australian and New Zealand IVF clinic
are beginning to offer acupuncture to those undergoing IVF. This new symbiotic relationship
between eastern and western medicine has helped to further legitimise acupuncture fertility
treatment as a option for those struggling with infertility.

If you have any questions about acupuncture fertility treatment, or would like to book an
appointment, get in touch with us today.


The year of the Dog 2018


The year of the Dog 2018

Chinese New Year of the Dog 2018 begins on Friday, the 16th of February and ends on 2019 Lunar New Year’s Eve on Feb. 4. The Dog occupies the eleventh position in the 12-year cycle of Chinese zodiac .

Dogs are honest, loyal and are true friends and reliable partners.

A Dog’s most defining characteristic is their loyalty. They will never abandon their friends, family or work.

Honest and just, they are popular in social circles. Everyone needs a Dog friend for advice and help. They are also good at helping others find and fix their bad habits.

Despite how they act, they are worried and anxious inside. However, they will not let this stop them. Once they decide on something, no one can persuade them against it.

2018 Overview for the dog

The year of one’s zodiac sign is their 本命年 (ben ming nian). It is traditionally the most unlucky year with trouble and danger lurking at every corner.

There will be unforeseeable problems in work. The financial situation is quite risky. Dogs will also find it difficult to communicate with loved ones too.

In order to not make things worse, Dogs should keep a low profile. Thinking before they speak and act is the key.


There are many obstacles and arguments in the workplace this year. Other than working quietly, Dogs must try to interact well with others. Remember to defend but not attack. Financial luck is also poor this year. It’s not a good time to be greedy or ambitious.

Successful months are: Lunar March (April 16-May 14), April (May 15-June 13), September (Oct 9-Nov 7) and December.

The months with most work obstacles are: Lunar February (March 17-April 15), May, August (Sept 30-Oct 8) and October (Nov 8-Dec 6).


It’s hard to concentrate on studies. Dogs will be distracted by other things and they’re grades will slip. They should also keep a low profile so they don’t attract bullies. Dogs should also be careful of safety during activities outside of class.


Nothing too drastic happens to Dogs’ health in 2018. They should rest well to prevent fatigue and exhaustion. Other than that, Dogs should be careful of sharp objects, especially in June. They should also take care of their family’s safety.

Healthy months are: Lunar March (April 16-May 14), June (July 13-August 10) and September (Oct 9-Nov 7).

Months where Dogs must be careful with their health are: Lunar January (Feb 16-March 16), April (May 15-June 13) and October (Nov 8-Dec 6).


The social life this year will be full of headaches. There are arguments both at home and outside. Dogs must communicate and resolve conflicts. Otherwise, they may find themselves alone by the end of the year.

The sweet months are: Lunar March (April 16-May 14), September (Oct 9-Nov 7) and December (Jan 6-Feb 4, 2019).

Months where relationship problems will easily occur are: Lunar February (March 17-April 15), June (July 13-August 10), July (August 11-Sept 9) and August (Sept 30-Oct 8).


The directions of fortune and wealth for Dogs this year are the southeast, southwest and north. It would be the best to put the bed, worktable and sofa in these positions of the room. To avoid bad luck, do not put important furniture in the south and east.

Lucky numbers that will open the road to wealth are 4 and 6.

The lucky colors in 2018 are yellow, red and orange. Decorating the home or wearing these colors will help greatly with changing luck for the better. Colors to avoid are green and gray.

Overall, this is a year that Dogs must get through.

It’s the Chinese tradition to wear red underwear every day during their zodiac year. Dogs can try this to ward off the bad luck.

Once past this year, Dogs can continue on their steady and quiet road to happiness.

Luck for Dogs

  • Colors: green, red, purple
  • Numbers: 3, 4, 9
  • Mineral: emerald
  • Directions of auspiciousness: north, northwest
  • Directions of wealth: southeast
  • Directions of love: south

Unlucky things

  • Colors: blue, brown
  • Numbers: 1, 7, 8

This article has been referenced by a number of websites but mainly from


Stomach Issues? We can help


Stomach Issues? We can help

Sp-2 Acupuncture Point can help!

Signs or Symptoms:

  • Abdominal distention
  • Poor digestion
  • Belching
  • Diarrhea or
  • Constipation

We can use this Sp-2 point as part of your Acupuncture Treatment to help you with any stomach issues.  This treatment regulates the spleen and stomach and reduces digestive stagnation.  Ask Leesa about your next treatment.


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Acupuncture is commonly know to relieve pain but Acupuncture has many forms of treatments.  You name it and Leesa will know how to help you with the best treatment for your body and mind. 

Acupuncture treatments help relieve diseases and discomfort, weight loss, stomach problems, low in energy, insomnia, menstrual problems, anxiety, stress and so much more.

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