Fertility and Women's Health


Acupuncture and Chinese medicine truly excels at treating and supporting women's health!  With its emphasis on holism and prevention, Chinese medicine effectively treats a variety of women’s health conditions in the least invasive manner possible. Whether you're experiencing irregular menstrual cycles, difficult menopausal symptoms, PCOS, trying to conceive naturally or with assisted reproductive therapies (ART) acupuncture is a safe, gentle and effective approach to strengthen your body by treating the underlying root cause of reproductive issues. By gently
re-establishing the natural flow inherent in a woman’s cycle, treatments can address any stage of a woman’s life to achieve optimum health and balance.

Both acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine are compatible and complementary when used in conjunction with western medical treatments such as in-vitro fertilization (IVF). Treatments can greatly increase the likelihood of successful pregnancies. Whether you're just starting to plan a family, working with your OB or other reproductive specialist, acupuncture and Chinese medicine are supportive adjunct services to any fertility treatment protocol.

Stress plays a significant role and is often overlooked throughout this process. It's impact on a woman's body is always treated as a potential underlying cause of infertility. My treatment approach is to help improve patient response by promoting a calm, stress-free environment to optimize the body's ability for a successful, full-term pregnancy. I recommend beginning treatments as soon as possible due to the cumulative effects acupuncture has in preparing the body for pregnancy.

How Can Acupuncture Support Fertility?

  • Decreased physical, mental and emotional stress
  • Regulated cycles     
  • Regulated hormone levels including estrogen, progesterone, FSH and LH  
  • Increased number of follicles for improved ovarian response 
  • Improved egg quality  
  • Increased uterine and ovarian blood flow  
  • Thickened endometrial lining for successful implantation 
  • Decreased side effects of ART medications
  • Reduced incidences of miscarriage
  • Increased implantation rates

In addition to benefitting fertility, treatments can address and improve the outcomes of the following women's health conditions:

  • Endometriosis
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
  • Amenorrhea
  • Anovulation
  • Threatened miscarriage
  • Morning sickness, nausea and acid reflux

For more information, click on the links below to learn more about scientific, evidence-based studies in the field of Acupuncture, Chinese medicine and fertility:

Effects of acupuncture on rates of pregnancy and live birth among women undergoing in-vitro fertilization

Efficacy of Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine in the management of female infertility

Acupuncture has numerous potential fertility-boosting benefits according to New York Weill Cornell physician-scientists

Acupuncture outperforms drugs for infertility, promotes pregnancy


Fertility - Kat Barber R.Ac.   Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine in Ferndale, Michigan in Ferndale, MIKat Barber offers Acupuncture for Pain, Infertility, Mental Health, in Ferndale, MIKat Barber R.Ac.   Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine in Ferndale, Michigan offers safe, effective Acupuncture for Pain, Infertility, Mental Health, in Ferndale, MI

Kat Barber, R.Ac., MSAOM, Dipl. Ac.


          Practicing inside                      Evolve Acupuncture        3055 Hilton Road, Suite B
Ferndale, MI 48220

Sundays: 10am-5pm
Tuesdays: 10am-7pm

Fertility - Kat Barber R.Ac.   Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine in Ferndale, Michigan in Ferndale, MI