Acupuncture has been around for approximately 3,000 years and originated in China. It is a type of alternative medicine that involves inserting specialized needles into the skin at very specific points. The treatment may help with a variety of health conditions, including musculoskeletal disorders, neurological issues and gastro-intestinal disorders. You have probably seen the treatment…
Fertility Acupuncture Can Support a Healthy Pregnancy
Fertility acupuncture can be an incredibly effective and a natural way to increase a woman's fertility, making it possible to become pregnant and to sustain a healthy pregnancy. While most people do not consider acupuncture when thinking about fertility treatments, it is important to keep in mind that in order to become pregnant a woman needs to be in good health. This involves the body being in alignment. If something is wrong, it can make it difficult to conceive and even lead to a miscarriage. Visiting an acupuncturist prior to conceiving can be helpful to ensure that the body is brought back into alignment and that any of these potential issues are addressed prior to trying to become pregnant.
Fertility support without medication
It is easier today for women to become pregnant than in years past because of various therapies and medications. However, many of these treatments are expensive and sometimes they have negative side effects. This means that some women will not respond positively to their fertility treatments or the necessary medications. They can lead to a series of side effects including severe weight gain, mood swings and more. With acupuncture, these are not a concern.
With acupuncture, patients are not putting any foreign medications into their body or even increasing their hormonal levels. This means that there should be no side effects associated with the treatment. Instead, patients will simply experience improved health and well-being.
Contrary to popular belief, acupuncture is actually a pain-free treatment. Most patients do not experience any discomfort. Those who do, find that it is minimal.
Acupuncture can support other therapeutic treatments
Some patients that visit us for fertility acupuncture are also receiving other therapeutic treatments. Acupuncture can work in conjunction with them, further increasing the likelihood that a patient will become pregnant and maintain a healthy pregnancy.
In fact, many physicians will recommend that a patient undergo acupuncture beginning 3 to 4 months prior to trying in vitro fertilization or a donor egg transfer. This is because acupuncture can increase blood flow and promote ovarian and follicular function.
Is your body out of balance?
Before beginning expensive fertility treatments, we always recommend visiting our office for acupuncture. If the body is out of balance, it can be difficult to get pregnant but this is something that few patients realize is an issue. It is virtually impossible to determine what is happening inside of the body without visiting an acupuncturist. It is not something that can be self-diagnosed at home. This makes it necessary to visit a medical professional.
Fertility issues helped by acupuncture
Some of the issues acupuncture addresses are necessary for getting pregnant and maintaining a healthy pregnancy. These may include:
- Over or under-functioning thyroid
- Low internal body temperature
- Low blood flow
- Stress reduction
- Balancing the endocrine system
- Acupuncture may also be useful for addressing fertility issues related to sperm.
Treatment throughout the pregnancy
Fertility acupuncture is recommended for women who are at a high risk for miscarriage. We recommend that treatments continue until a woman has reached at least 12 weeks gestation since the majority of miscarriages happen prior to this date.
Schedule an appointment
If you are trying to conceive, we recommend calling our office and scheduling an appointment for acupuncture. We understand how important it can be for couples to fulfill their dreams of having a child. We feel honored to be part of the process that makes that possible. Call today to learn more about how we can assist you.