If you’re having difficulty getting pregnant, you may be surprised to find that acupuncture has been used for centuries to address several causes of infertility. In fact, my Austin Acupuncture and Wellness Center has seen and helped several Austin women get pregnant, though acupuncture sessions don’t usually end there. Because miscarriages typically occur within the first few months of pregnancy, regular acupuncture treatments are recommended through week twelve in order to promote a healthy pregnancy. A combination of acupuncture and Chinese herbs can work to address ovarian and follicular function, as well as increase the blood flow to the endometrium in order to facilitate a thick, rich lining. This powerful combination of herbs and acupuncture can also be used to address repeated pregnancy loss, unexplained infertility, luteal phase defect, hyperprolactinemia, and polycystic ovarian syndrome. In addition, acupuncture sessions can help women trying to get pregnant by improving circulation to the ovaries and uterus, which promotes healthier eggs and increases the chances that the uteran lining will be strong enough to hold those eggs to full-term. Acupuncture is also a powerful stress-reliever during what can be an emotional time, and we all know that when the body is relaxed it functions better. Acupuncture is an all-natural form of health care and can be used pre and post embryo transfer and has also shown success in combination with in vitro fertilization (IVF). Women who have tried and tried and tried and have nearly given up on getting pregnant can find hope here, at my Austin Acupuncture and Wellness Center, where we take pride in helping others live their lives to the absolute fullest.