Acupuncture for Infertility
Can Acupuncture Help Infertility?
Infertility is described as a couple's inability to conceive after one year of unprotected intercourse. Infertility can also affect women who are unable to bring a pregnancy to term.
Infertility affects roughly 12% of women between the ages of 15 and 44. Among many cases, both the male and female experience fertility concerns in couples who are having trouble conceiving.
Acupuncture is a type of Traditional Chinese Medicine in which very fine, thin needles are inserted into particular sites on the body. To stay healthy, the Chinese thought that energy should flow in a balanced manner throughout the body. Inflammations will arise whenever there is a blockage in the passage of that energy, resulting in intense pain and a variety of ailments. Because energy runs through meridian points, acupuncture uses needles inserted in various places of the body to allow energy to flow freely. The energy points are unblocked by placing needles on specific places. This lowers the risk of a specific disease.
Acupuncture helps with infertility by increasing the synthesis of endorphins, which are stress-relieving brain chemicals. It also boosts the ovaries' and uterus' blood flow. This makes it easier for the uterus to nourish the fetus and successfully reduces the risk of miscarriage. Acupuncture also stimulates the central nervous systems causing neurotransmitters and neurohormones to be released. Finally, acupuncture helps to decrease stress, which can be a barrier to conception.
Aside from acupuncture, which balances the body and tackles underlying stress and imbalances, there are additional natural approaches to support your reproductive journey:
Take your multivitamins
Check iron levels
Cut out caffeine
Maintain a healthy bodyweight
Eat antioxidant-rich food
Avoid trans fats
Limit refined sugars and carbs
Choose high fat dairy
Consider natural herbs and supplements
Limit alcohol consumption
Don’t vape or smoke
In addition to supporting the body during the journey to conception, acupuncture is used to balance the body systems and promote healing for other issues, including:
Mood / Stress / Anxiety Disorders