One of the health conditions that can cause infertility in women is pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). Women with this condition can have a difficult time conceiving. Acupuncture has been shown to be effective at treating PID. A study published in the journal Fertility and Sterility showed remarkable results.
“Research has demonstrated [acupuncture] to be effective at treating pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), an infection of the pelvic organs that can cause infertility. In severe cases, PID requires a hysterectomy to resolve the problem.
A 1989 study of PID patients looked at who had failed to respond to previous courses of antibiotics for the disease and later had acupuncture and Chinese herbs and compared them with patients currently taking antibiotics.
They found that the group who had acupuncture and Chinese herbs showed improvements in 88.4% of cases and of those, 46% got complete relief from all their symptoms.
The antibiotic group had a 52% improvement rate with only 16% attaining complete relief from all their symptoms.