Acupuncture Treatment for Fertility

Zhu, Jihe and Arsovska, Blagica and Kozovska, Kristina (2018) Acupuncture Treatment for Fertility. Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences, 6. pp. 1-3. ISSN 1857-9655

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BACKGROUND: Infertility is considered an inability to conceive in a sexually active couple who are trying to get
pregnant for one year. About 8-12% of the couples in the world are facing problems with infertility, and in this
modern times the per cent is getting bigger, and 20% of the cases are due to both male and female factor. By the
theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) infertility occurs due to disrupted vital balance and blockages in the
Qi energy and Blood circulation flow.
CASE REPORT: We present a case of a young couple, 28 years old man and woman who were unable to
conceive after trying for a year. Both were treated with acupuncture treatment in a clinic for TCM and acupuncture
in Skopje, Macedonia. Treatments were with duration of 35-40 minutes on both sides of the body. Treatments
were done indoors, at room temperature, once a week in three months. The man has done 4 treatments to
improve the sperm quality. The woman had ovarian cysts which were gone after 7 treatments and succeeded to
get pregnant. Acupoints that were used in the treatment in both patients are: HN1 (SiShenCong), LI4 (HeGu),
ST36 (ZuSanLi), GB34 (YangLingQuan), SP9 (YinLingQuan), SP6 (SanYinJiao), LR3 (TaiChong), RN13
(ZhongWan), RN7 (QiHai), RN4 (GuanYuan), RN2 (QuGu), ST29 (GuiLai), ST25 (TianShu), GB20 (FengChi),
DU14 (DaZhui), BL18 (GanShu), BL19 (DanShu), BL20 (PiShu), BL21 (WeiShu), BL25 DaChangShu) and BL32
CONCLUSION: Acupuncture as a treatment for infertility shows great results both in man and women.
Acupuncture can be considered as successful treatment in restoring fertility in the patients, by improving the
sperm quality and ovaries function and balancing the endocrine system and hormones.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medical and Health Sciences > Clinical medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medical Science
Depositing User: Yihe Zhu
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2018 13:24
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2018 13:24

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