Acupuncture Infertility Treatment
Acupuncture has a long history of enhancing reproductive health and fertility for both men and women. Statistics show that one in five couples over the age of 30 have difficulty conceiving. Many of these couples are now turning to acupuncture infertility treatments for a safe, effective and natural solution to have a healthy baby.
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A person's health is determined by the quality of energy and blood circulating through the body. When energy and blood are circulating properly, the body is properly nourished and functioning optimally which, in turn, enhances fertility. Acupuncture fertility treatments will work to increase circulation of energy and blood, balance the nervous system and attempt to balance the organ/bowels systems that are either hyper-functioning (doing too much) or hypo-functioning (doing to little). These imbalances cause congestion in various parts of the body which delay or reduce the delivery of necessary oxygen, nutrients, hormones and can delay or reduce the removal of waste.
Modern research has confirmed the benefits of acupuncture for regulating the menstrual cycle, improving sperm count and motility, reducing stress and anxiety associated with infertility, normalizing hormone and endocrine systems, improving blood flow in the uterus, decreasing the chance of miscarriage, increasing the chance of pregnancy for women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF).
My approach to acupuncture fertility treatments is tailored for each patient, but usually treatments are scheduled for at least three consecutive cycles (12 weeks). These treatments are most often once a week, but in certain cases twice a week may be necessary for a short while. Acupuncture fertility treatments commonly include acupuncture, herbal therapy, stress reduction techniques and dietary counseling.
Once pregnant, the patient is advised to have one acupuncture treatment per week until week 12 (8 treatments) in order to strengthen the pregnancy and prevent miscarriages that can occur in the first 12 weeks. This step is not required, but it can really make a big difference in your pregnancy.