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Can acupuncture or other alternative therapies help improve fertility?

Herbal medicine has shown some promise in addressing infertility, while evidence for acupuncture's impact on fertility remains limited.

Herbal remedies like chasteberry, maca root, and ginseng have been explored for their potential to regulate hormones and support reproductive health. However, the effectiveness of herbal treatments can vary, and their use should be discussed with a healthcare provider.

On the other hand, acupuncture's role in improving fertility has yielded mixed results in scientific research. While some studies suggest potential benefits by promoting relaxation and hormonal balance, the evidence overall is not strong.

Factors such as study design and small sample sizes contribute to the uncertainty surrounding acupuncture's effectiveness.

Individuals interested in exploring alternative therapies for infertility should approach them cautiously and seek guidance from healthcare professionals. While herbal medicine may offer some potential benefits, acupuncture's impact on fertility remains less certain based on current available evidence.


Lee JW, Hyun MK, Kim HJ, Kim DI. Acupuncture and herbal medicine for female infertility: an overview of systematic reviews. Integr Med Res. 2021 Sep;10(3):100694. doi: 10.1016/j.imr.2020.100694. Epub 2020 Nov 18. PMID: 33665092; PMCID: PMC7903059.

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