Acupuncture can help improve fertility in a variety of ways in both men and women.
For women, it can help to regulate the cycle and prepare the body for conception, pregnancy and birth. It can also reduce stress associated with trying (and maybe failing) to conceive naturally as well as throughout the process of undergoing assisted fertility treatment, be it IUI, ICSI, IVF or donor egg.
If a woman is undergoing assisted fertility treatment, one of the things acupuncture can do is help thicken the womb lining prior to egg transfer. Gerda also uses Electro-Acupuncture, which has been found to be particularly effective for this purpose, ideally in the run-up to the IVF treatment. Acupuncture has also shown to increase the chance of getting pregnant with IVF when used at various points during the process.
For men, it can improve general well-being, reduce stress and thus increase sperm count and improve quality such as sperm motility and sperm morphology.