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Acupuncture Treatment Is Effective For Infertility

Acupuncture has earned a reputation for being the most powerful natural therapy for promoting fertility, pregnancy and healthy childbirth. 

It works by regulating your hormonal imbalances to bring your body towards optimum health through the use of acupuncture and herbal medicine. These techniques will help you to enhance your fertility by balancing your endocrine system, nervous system, immune system, and give your body the ability to achieve conception.

When used in conjunction with Western fertility treatments, acupuncture increases conception rates by 26%. A recent study from Tel Aviv University reports, ““When combining IUI with TCM treatments, 65.5 percent of the test group were able to conceive, compared with 39.4 percent of the control group, who received no herbal or acupuncture therapy.” For the couples who are experiencing infertility, acupuncture is often recommended by medical doctors as alternative supporting treatments. 

How Does Acupuncture Work To Increase Chance Of Conception Without Side Effects?

Acupuncture, frequently combined with herbal medicine, has been used for centuries to treat some causes of infertility. Acupuncture can increase fertility by reducing stress, increasing blood flow to the reproductive organs and balancing the endocrine system, according to several studies and medical research. The goal of an infertility treatment from a Chinese medicine perspective is not just to get pregnant, but to stay pregnant and to have a healthy baby. Among many other benefits, acupuncture can provide better blood flow to the ovaries and uterus, creating a stronger chance for an egg to be nourished and carried to term.

 

Acupuncture infertility treatment can improve almost every cause of this obstacle. While 40 percent of infertility is caused by problems in the female, another 40 percent is caused by problems in the male, such as low sperm count or motility. The cause of female infertility stems from problems such as anovulation and endometriosis. The remaining 20 percent is caused by unknown factors.

 

Stress is often a key factor in the fertility of both men and women, when people are under stress, the hormone cortizol is released in the brain. This alters the brain's neurochemical balance, thus changing hormone levels and disrupting the pituitary balance that is key to the reproductive cycle. Acupuncture treatment reduces the stress of trying to get pregnant.

Healthy Lifestyle Enhances Fertility

For women, acupuncture stimulates blood flow to the uterus and helps support implantation; for men, acupuncture may improve motility and morphology after only a few months. 

 

Below we've outlined practical recommendations that can help increase fertility among men and women: 

  • Stop smoking. 

  • Maintain a healthy weight.

  • Reduce your alcohol consumption.

  • Limit your caffeine intake, stay hydrated by drinking water

  • Don't get overheated. 

  • Regular and Moderate exercise 

  • Acknowledge and manage your stress.

  • Tweak your diet, eat wholesome foods free of pesticides

  • Practice safe sex.

Chinese Herbs Help Infertility

Chinese herbs have a long history of use in aiding fertility. Records indicating herbal treatment of infertility and miscarriage date back to 200 A.D. and used to treat infertility in both men and women. The results of clinical trials are remarkable and have been reported in Chinese medical journals.

Chinese herbal medicine plays an essential role in solving infertility, and successfully increasing women’s chance to conceive in several ways. First, ovulatory issues can also be addressed with Chinese medicinal herb formulas as they can balance hormones when ovarian failure is due to hormonal issues. Chinese herb formulas are especially helpful for older women who have mysterious unknown causes of infertility. Chinese herbs can also address structural issues leading to infertility such as scar tissue blockage in the fallopian tube, fibroids in the uterus, or endometriosis in women. For men, Chinese herbs are used to increase sperm counts and improve the motility of sperm for improved rates of conception.

 

Primarily a condition of the inner organs (uterus, ovaries, liver, kidneys and spleen), infertility is caused by deficiency, excess, or stagnation. The major cause is energetical deficiencies and stagnations. Acupuncture treatments will benefit and balance the patient’s body, and herbal treatments supplement deficiencies, regulate stagnations and restore reproductive organs and enormously boost egg quality . This is what makes herbal treatment so valuable to curing infertility.

What Can Acupuncture Help During Pregnancy? 

Traditional Chinese Medicine is a safe and effective addition to healthcare throughout your pregnancy. Many women wish to take as few medications as possible during pregnancy, acupuncture may be used as an alternative to many medications in order to alleviate challenging pregnancy side effects such as constipation, headaches, digestive complaints, fatigue, morning sickness and mood swings.

An Australian study showed that women who received acupuncture treatments regularly before their 14th week of pregnancy had less nausea and shorter bouts of morning sickness than women who did not receive the treatment.                                                                  

In the third trimester, acupuncture can provide relief from sciatica, joint pain and carpal tunnel syndrome, which many women develop late in pregnancy.

A week of continuous auricular acupuncture can reduce pain and disability in pregnant women with low back and posterior pelvic pain, according to a study published in the September 2009 issue of the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

How Does Acupuncture Work For Fertility Support?

Studies show that acupuncture can support fertility:

 

  • Increases blood flow to the ovaries, which provides the optimal conditions necessary to improve egg quality and increase follicle count.

  • Improves blood circulation within the uterine lining to promote successful implantation.

  • Reduces the side effects of medications used in IVF protocols and Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) procedures.

  • Decreases uterine contractions, which encourages implantation and prevents miscarriage.

  • Reduces the stress of trying to get pregnant.

  • Helps to balance the immune system and supports general health.

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