Infertility Alternatives with Acupuncture
How Acupuncture Can Treat Infertility
Infertility is a problem faced by more than 12% of couples in the United States. Instead of trying new positions, surgery, hormone treatments, fertility drugs, or another approach, consider the merits of acupuncture. This ancient Chinese medical treatment modality is revered as a pain reliever yet it also helps treat infertility.
Acupuncture Enhances Balance
Oftentimes, infertility stems from an inherent imbalance resulting from excessive stress or hormonal alterations. Acupuncture treatment performed with long needles carefully pressed into the surface of the skin at acupuncture points improves balance as well as patient health and well-being. The stimulation of these strategic pathways of the body remedies imbalances in the patient’s energy also referred to as “Qi” in the context of acupuncture.
Studies indicate acupuncture really does have the potential to increase the chances of pregnancy in women who are undergoing in vitro fertilization, improve sperm count as well as motility, enhance blood flow to the body’s reproductive organs, and also help balance hormones. In fact, there is even some evidence that shows acupuncture helps with additional medical conditions that impact fertility such as fibroids, endometriosis, and polycystic ovary syndrome.
Acupuncture Sets the Stage for Pregnancy by Reducing Stress and Depression
Acupuncture has been shown to decrease patient depression and stress levels. Both depression and stress are major obstacles for women attempting to become pregnant. The bottom line is anxiety, stress, and depression are meaningful contributors to fertility issues. Opt for acupuncture treatment and you will have done your part to minimize stress, reduce your anxiety and heighten the odds of a pregnancy.
Though there are several reasons for infertility, many of which are unique to specific patients, stress certainly doesn’t help women become pregnant. Stress interferes with both physical and mental health. In fact, excessive stress results in irregular periods, hormonal fluctuations and even prevents ovulation. Stress also impacts men by reducing their sperm count, ultimately making it that much more challenging to impregnate a significant other. Sadly, even more stress will result after failed attempts to impregnate a significant other, reducing the chances of impregnation all the more. This is precisely why more and more couples are turning to acupuncture treatment for stress relief.
Precise Stimulation With the Overarching Goal of Improving Fertility
Meet with our acupuncturist and you will find this professional gracefully enhances fertility by stimulating blood flow to specific organs in both men and women. This highly precise treatment modality is centered on the application of acupuncture needles to the head region to prompt relaxation and also pressure points along the stomach to enhance the flow of blood to the ovaries and other reproductive organs. In fact, pressure points along the lower legs also enhance the flow of blood to the reproductive organs.
Acupuncture in the Context of IVF
Studies have revealed women who receive acupuncture before IVF enjoy a comparably high success rate for pregnancy. This is likely the result of the stress relief provided by acupuncture. After all, women who are repeatedly trying to become pregnant and not making progress are stressed out. This is precisely why an increasing number of IVF centers are now recommended women who have not had success becoming pregnant following IVG cycles receive acupuncture before commencing their next cycle.
Contact the White Crane Clinic Today
If you are infertile or simply interested in improving your health and well-being, we can help. Contact us today to find out more about how acupuncture can help infertility and learn more about our additional services ranging from massage to herbal medicine, injections, and art therapy. You can contact us at (727) 942-4249, by sending an email to email@example.com or by booking an appointment online.