Acupuncture for Fertility | Albany IVF

Acupuncture for Fertility


Acupuncture is a treatment based on regulating the body’s “Chi” or life energy. It is safe and effective for treating a variety of conditions including: infertility, anxiety and depression, severe or chronic pain, migraine headaches, side effects of chemotherapy/radiation, and morning sickness.

At The Domar Center for Mind/Body Health at Boston IVF — The Albany Center, our acupuncturists incorporate these traditions to provide individualized, whole person care in a comfortable, professional setting. By combining classic diagnosis and treatments with modern research techniques, our patients achieve their wellness objective and take control of their health.

We offer on-site fertility acupuncture treatment before and after embryo transfer and IUI. We have extensive experience in treating patients in coordination their fertility cycles.

Each of our acupuncturists are licensed by the Board of Registration in Medicine ~ and have extensive experience in treating a wide array of health issues for men and women.

What Our Acupuncturists Treat


For couples seeking to build a family, both the female and male partner can use acupuncture as an effective addition to standard infertility treatments. Research suggests that acupuncture treatments before and after embryo transfer and IUI may significantly improve pregnancy rates by increasing blood flow to the uterus, reducing stress, regulating hormone levels, and improving male sperm counts.

Our services treat other fertility conditions as well, including postpartum disorders, irregular periods, heavy bleeding, endometriosis, hormone related emotional imbalances, pelvic pain, and menopausal symptoms.


Stress has been shown to be a major cause of anxiety, depression, irritability, infertility, insomnia and other auto-immune diseases. Acupuncture is very effective in relieving these symptoms. It works by facilitating the release of pain-killing endorphins that help relieve feelings of anxiety and depression and bring balance in the body. Teamed with Alice Domar, PhD., a world leader in stress and fertility research,  our acupuncturists have unique insight in treating stress-related cases.

Female Conditions

Acupuncture has been proven to treat issues such as insomnia, post-natal recuperation, post-partum depression, gynecological disorders, morning sickness, hot flashes, chronic pain, and autoimmune disorders.

Sports-related Conditions

Acupuncture has been proven to help treat muscle cramps, muscle pulls & spasms, tendonitis, ligament & cartilage tears, sprains, strains, stiff muscles & joints

Additional Conditions

♦ Musculoskeletal problems in areas of the leg, knee, back, arm, shoulder, neck, and head
♦ Arthritis
♦ Gastrointestinal disorders
♦ Headaches including migraines
♦ Bruises, fractures and tears
♦ Sciatica
♦ Whiplash injuries