How can acupuncture have a positive impact on my fertility? At WTHN, our mission is to empower our clients to achieve their best health and to be their partner throughout the journey. We have a significant amount of clients that come to us for fertility support (both male and female), and are thrilled to have supported many women (the last time we counted, it was 17!) from trying to conceive through a healthy pregnancy through postpartum care.

Trying to get pregnant naturally or through IVF can be an incredibly stressful time, and acupuncture is a great way to help reduce stress by decreasing cortisol levels in the brain. Acupuncture also helps increase circulation, and research has shown that it helps increase blood flow to the uterus, thus helping improve the chances of conception. Acupuncture isn’t just for the ladies either! Research has shown that it helps improve sperm quality and sperm count.

Here are just a few of the ways in which acupuncture can have a positive impact on your fertility:

  • Acupuncture helps to bring our hormones into balance, whether it’s reproductive hormones or emotional hormones.

  • Acupuncture brings fresh circulation to the reproductive organs to increase fertility and boost sex drive.

  • Acupuncture helps to optimize the body’s functions, whether it’s boosting immunity, digestion, sleep, or fertility.

  • Research shows that acupuncture naturally boosts fertility for both men and women and that it measurably increases the pregnancy success rate for IVF.

So, if you're trying to conceive, give acupuncture a try! It can help balance your hormones, reduce stress, and improve sperm quality—all facilitating your body's ability to accept an embryo.

Dr. Shari Auth, Co-Founder of WTHN

Dr. Shari Auth, Co-Founder of WTHN

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Dr. Shari Auth, DACM, LAC, LMT has been a leading holistic health practitioner in New York City for over two decades. Her signature treatments combine ancient wisdom from global traditions with scientific knowledge and deep intuition to treat a wide range of conditions including chronic and acute pain, mental health, women's health, insomnia, digestion, and postural issues, among others.

Dr. Auth has studied the healing arts globally from China to India, Peru, Thailand and beyond – becoming steeped in ancient healing practices that have woven the rich tapestry of her healing practices today. She studied at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and is a licensed and NCCAOM certified Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. She has a Master’s in Herbology and is a Board Certified Chinese Herbalist also with extensive training in Vedic and Western herbs. Among her many other accreditations, she is a licensed massage therapist, guild-certified in the Rolf Method of Structural Integration, and a Faculty Member of the Swedish Institute, NYC. She founded The Auth Method of Therapeutic Massage and has trained thousands of practitioners on this method. 

From her work at Deepak Chopra’s Center in Southern California to WTHN, her own wellness practice in New York City, Shari has attracted celebrity clientele with her signature blend of acupuncture, herbs, and bodywork.