Acupuncture does not only serve as a treatment for pain and stress reduction. It can also drastically improve your fertility as a holistic treatment. Acupuncture has been practiced for thousand of years. Studies now have shown that it works as restorative therapy in fertility of both men and women. It can improve sperm quality and ovaries function, balancing the endocrine system & hormones
How does acupuncture work in the body to treat infertility?
Traditional Chinese medicine explains that infertility occurs due to blockages in the flow of energy - Qi (chi) and circulation of blood flow. The flow of energy or life force is believed to flow through pathways (meridians). If the free flow of the energy is blocked, it may cause deficiency, stagnancy or heat syndrome. All three syndromes can be treated with acupuncture and herbs.
By inserting needles into specific points along the pathways, or meridians, acupuncture practitioners believe that your energy flow will re-balance. Acupuncture treatment can balance the hormones, strengthen the immune system, regulate the energy and blood flow, remove the stasis and phlegm to stimulate the nervous system. It is also possible to improve the ovarian & follicular function as well as increase blood flow to the endometrium.
Is it really safe for me?
The risks of acupuncture are extremely low. It is safe when you have competent, certified practitioner using sterile & high quality equipment. Do not forget to discuss your full medical history with your doctor. This includes medical concerns that are not just related to infertility.
What to expect?
After your consultation, the acupuncture practitioner may ask you to make a few changes to your lifestyle if necessary, check your cervical mucus, perhaps also incorporate herbs into your daily routine or tweak your diet. Even though acupuncture is proven to have positive effect on fertility levels, it does not work for everyone. Most recent studies have shown that acupuncture improved the chances of conceiving in women undergoing IVF.
Psychological benefits of acupuncture
Chronic stress can negatively effect pregnancy outcomes. Moreover, high levels of cortisol, the stress hormone, have been shown to increase the risk of miscarriage in women once they become pregnant. Acupuncture will help you lower anxiety, reduce depression, and decrease your stress level, thus rebalancing the flow of life in your body.
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