Q: Dear Dr. Mao,
My husband and I have tried unsuccessfully to get pregnant for a year now and are considering acupuncture. Is there a standard acupuncture treatment for infertility? How can I determine which practitioner is the best?
A: There are no standard acupuncture treatments for fertility. Each individual body is different with different circumstances so treatment varies between people. It also varies during the course of treatment and depends on many factors, such as the season, weather, time of day and so on. For this reason, it is difficult to define a specific treatment protocol.
Your selected practitioner will be able to determine the best course of action for you and your husband. Do not be shy to question the practitioner about their qualifications in the field and their experience. Remember that your success is the practitioner’s success.
You may find these specially formulated Traditions of Tao herbal supplements helpful for infertility: “Women’s Wellness”, “Enduring Youth”, “Yang Exhaustion”, and “Feminine Desire”. Of course, discuss with your physician before beginning any new health regime.