Unexplained infertility probably is the most heartbreaking diagnosis. Not knowing why you can’t get pregnant is frustrating.
The principal treatments for unexplained infertility are recommendations for timed intercourse, lifestyle changes, Clomiphene citrate, intrauterine insemination (IUI) or in vitro fertilization (IVF). Recently, Lipoidal flushing showed promising results.
What role does acupuncture play in treating unexplained infertility?
We see acupuncture benefits and results for couples with unexplained infertility in our clinical practice. We have seen patients who were under a specialist care and tried everything else for as long as 7 years conceiving naturally under our care. However, acupuncture research is technically challenging and underfunded, there are only a few research papers that analyse this issue.
So understandably, I was excited to see a paper that took a challenge and looked into acupuncture’s benefits for unexplained infertility. It is unfortunate they did not utilise the power of acupuncture fully by using everything available. Nonetheless the women who had acupuncture were better off.