Fertility Enhancing Points used in Traditional Chinese Medicine
Posted on May 1, 2013 by TH Tanaka
Many acupuncture points have been used traditionally to treat infertility problems, enhance fertility, and prevent recurrent miscarriages.
Unlike the standardized acupuncture protocols used in clinical trials on infertility, traditionally trained acupuncturists use different acupuncture points depending on each patient’s exhibiting symptoms and constitutional patterns based on traditional diagnosis techniques.
It should be also noted that frequency of treatments is also different between a typical fertility protocol used in research and the one used in clinical acupuncture settings. While the German IVF acupuncture protocol involves only 2 treatments, many Chinese acupuncture textbooks recommend daily or semi-daily treatments over months to treat underlying reproductive health conditions or imbalances.
Related Article: Fertility Acupuncture Procedures
Common TCM diagnostic patterns and acupuncture points for infertility
Most patients manifest mixed patterns (combinations of 2 or 3, or more), the treatment, including the selection of acupoints needs to be modified accordingly
Infertility due to liver depression qi stagnation
Infertility due to phlegm dampness blockage & stagnation
Infertility due to blood vacuity
Infertility due to kidney vacuity
Infertility due to blood stasis
Infertility due to uterine cold
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