Chinese Medicine for Fertility in Westford, MA

Acupuncture and Herbal Therapy are ancient Chinese methods used for the treatment and prevention of disease. These methods have been used for thousands of years and are as effective as any other medical techniques used in the world today. Over the past few decades, acupuncture has gained in popularity in the United States. The benefits of acupuncture for infertility treatment can be found in early Chinese medical literature.

These techniques not only assist in regulating the menstrual cycle and invigorating the sperm, but they also serve to enhance the function of the whole body. The “whole body” health approach provides a key to unlock unlimited potential in healing. This is especially helpful for patients over 40, as it stimulates overall health including reproductive health.

Acupuncture can effectively treat issues such as: PMS, amenorrhea, endometriosis, immune system incongruities, and infertility related hormonal problems. In addition, the use of herbs can tonify the Kidney energy (renal and adrenal function) and Kidney essence (jing) for the benefit of increasing sperm count and motility. Acupuncture treatment and herbs can be used in support of the highly technical and expensive methods used in Western medicine.

In addition to the use of acupuncture, TCM and herbal formulas, complete treatment programs also include a series of Qi Kung (pronounced chee gung). These are healing energy exercises used to enhance the flow of specific meridians. These exercises stimulate the flow of intrinsic energy in the body, enhancing health and benefitting organ function.

There are several advantages to using Traditional Chinese Medicine as an approach to heightening a couple’s fertility.

  1. Traditional Chinese Medicine sees the person as an integral mind/body organism and thereby does not treat just symptoms/diseases. TCM ventures to stimulate the body’s natural healing potential by treating root causes rather than just symptoms.
  2. TCM, used in the treatment of infertility, minimizes undesired side effects and accumulated toxicity from invasive procedures and drug therapies, known and unknown.
  3. TCM may be used to strengthen and balance one’s general health so that IVF, GIFT, ZIFT, ICSI, AHT, and TET procedures are more effective. The TCM patient derives general health benefits and endocrine system balancing from specific acupuncture and herbal regimes. Pregnancy becomes easier to achieve and postpartum recuperation happens faster. Medical studies have been done in China to verify this type of whole-body health enhancement.

Acupuncture and Oriental medicine is an art and a science that takes years to master. Joy Yue Zhang, Licensed Acupuncturist in China Acupuncture Health Center of Westford, Mass, has extensive experience in the treatment of infertility. Contact information: Phone: 978-692-8889, E-mail: