ACUPUNCTURE A BOON FOR INFERTILITY In first instance we shall discuss about female infertility. Largely female infertility can be attributed to two major conditions namely anovular infertility or hypo-ovarianism and secondly to inflammatory obstruction of fallopian tubes. Both these conditions are very well managed by use of acupuncture along with electro-stimulation or moxibustion as the case may require. Acupuncture regulates abnormal functioning of hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis. Experimental studies have shown that electrical acupuncture on specific acupuncture points could normalize the secretion of certain hormones like Gonadotropin-releasing hormone & Luteinizing hormones which have direct relationship to fertility. In cases of inflammatory obstruction of fallopian tubes also acupuncture has shown definitive results. According to WHO prepared clinical trial reports Acupuncture was found effective in 81% of cases with inflammatory obstruction of fallopian tubes whereas in cases of hypo-ovarianism the success rate was 76.8%.