Acupuncture for Fertility

Acupuncture is the insertion of thin needles into defined locations on the body to affect bodily function. The general theory of acupuncture for fertility is based on the premise that there are patterns of energy flow (Qi) through the body, which are essential for health. Disruption of this flow is believed to be responsible for disease. Acupuncture can correct imbalances of flow.

Some studies have shown that acupuncture has an effect on brain chemicals called endorphins. Endorphins can affect the levels of the pituitary hormones which control the function of the ovaries. Acupuncture therefore may be able to influence ovulation and fertility. Acupuncture may also help improve blood flow to the uterus (womb).

Acupuncture may be used with IVF treatments before embryo transfer to relax the uterus. Contractions of the uterus at the time of embryo transfer may result in expulsion of the embryos. If contractions can be reduced with fertility acupuncture, there may be an improved chance of pregnancy. 

AcuHealth, Robert Koagedal, BA, MSOM, L.Ac.

Robert Koagedal, L.Ac., is a board certified in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. He has trained with the best practitioners in the world both in the U.S. and The Peoples Republic of China. His professional credentials include: licensed acupuncturist in Arizona; Nationally Board Certified in Chinese Medicine (NCCAOM); Masters of Science degree from Southwest Acupuncture College; National Clean Needle Technique Certification in Acupuncture; and Honors graduate from San Francisco State University BA East/Asian Philosophy. His professional experience includes: founder and director of AcuHealth Integrative Wellness Center in Phoenix, Arizona; advanced clinical training at China's renowned International Academy of Chinese Medicine in Beijing, China; Clinical intern for three years at the S.W.A.C. clinic in Santa Fe treating community members and focusing on post stroke pain management and motor rehabilitation; NADA training for addiction and recovery at Lincoln Hospital Bronx in New York; and chief acupuncturist at Integrative Health Services focusing on pain management and recovery from sports injuries in New York City.

Acupuncture and Infertility at AcuHealth: Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine are a complete system of health care. At AcuHealth, you will receive care from licensed, board certified health care practitioners. The staff maintains the highest credentials available to Acupuncturists. Robert Koagedal has the ability and experience to treat complex medical complaints. From severe back pain to insomnia, Chinese medicine has resolved these conditions for thousands of years. A large part of his current practice focuses on OB/GYN concerns including infertility, PMS, irregular menstruation, fibroids, ovarian cysts, menopausal symptoms, breech presentation, postpartum fatigue and depression.

At AcuHealth you will have access to a variety of choices for treatment, including acupuncture, custom-formulated herbal medicines, massage therapy, nutritional counseling, therapeutic exercises, tai ji, meditation therapies, or a needle free treatment program. Our personal guarantee assures you that if you are unsatisfied with a particular treatment or service, given on that day, you will never be required to pay for that appointment. Wondering if you can afford acupuncture for fertility and other treatments? Check out our financial options or schedule a visit to our Scottsdale acupuncture clinic to learn more.

Learn more about acupuncture and infertility at AcuHealth and how to coordinate reproductive acupuncture treatments with your assisted reproductive technology procedures by contacting Robert Koagedal at AcuHealth, 480-477-7722 or go to

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At AZARH, we provide comprehensive reproductive endocrinology services to help our patients overcome fertility issues. Dr. Ketan Patel has consistently achieved unparalleled pregnancy and live birth rates at our Arizona fertility clinic.

We are proud to be affiliated with:

  • The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • The American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology

For more information about our services in Scottsdale and surrounding areas, contact our office online or call (480) 946-9900 today.

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