Improve Your Fertility with Acupuncture

December 7, 2015
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Acupuncture is a common method to improve fertility. Among the many options of fertility treatments, acupuncture is a natural and safe method that investigates the root causes of infertility. Knowledge of these causes allows couples to take greater control of the internal and external factors that may be affecting their fertility. Couples who are experiencing difficulties in getting pregnant may turn to alternative sources of fertility treatment. Although these methods have been proven to be effective, the combined effect of acupuncture and alternate methods increases the chances of pregnancy. Continue reading this article to learn more about how acupuncture treatments can improve your fertility.

Acupuncture Lowers Stress

Acupuncture allows the body to reduce the production of the stress hormone called cortisol. When it comes to a woman’s fertility, stress presents many obstacles. Stress disrupts a woman’s capacity to fully ovulate. Stress also creates spasms in the fallopian tubes and uterus. Both of these problems lead to the interference of movement and implantation of a fertilized egg. Acupuncture treatments allow the uterus to relax. An improved sense of overall well-being presents the body to be in better shape to improve fertility.

Acupuncture Balances Menstrual Cycles

The imbalances in estrogen and progestogen are often the causes of irregular menstrual cycles. In addition, acupuncture can also alleviate or reduce symptoms of PMS and provide relief for menstrual cramps. Reduced stress, a factor that often causes irregular periods, plays a role in regulating cycles. This improvement in the body’s functioning allows couples to plan for a pregnancy accordingly.

Acupuncture increases your chances of conception

One of the major principles of acupuncture is to promote the flow of qi. Qi ensures a balance in one’s spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical attributes. The body’s ability to have a better flow of qi increases a couple’s chances of healthy conception. In addition, tapping into these energy sources helps to ease any form of psychological and physical pain that may be inhibiting fertility. Acupuncture also creates optimal conditions for the uterine lining to accept a fertilized egg. For men, acupuncture treatments improve the quality and quantity of semen as well as sperm motility. Couples are advised to try acupuncture a few months prior to planning pregnancy. It takes a number of sessions before the treatments become effective.

Maintenance throughout pregnancy

Once you have become pregnant, you can still receive treatment sessions with me. In fact, I encourage you to do so. I will not provide you with herbal medications. However, I can still provide you with acupressure treatments. Treatments during the 1st trimester are crucial toward preventing miscarriages, alleviating back pain, and reducing nausea. You want to enjoy your pregnancy as much as possible. This is such an exciting time for you and your loved ones!

If you’d like to take the next steps toward improving your fertility, please contact me to book a complimentary 15 minute consultation session. I would be happy to help you in taking this next step in your life.

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