Acupuncture and Infertility
It sounds impossible but acupuncture can and has helped individuals who are having trouble conceiving to
have a baby of their own! Acupuncture helps with fertility in a few different ways, such as by improving
blood flow in the ovaries and the uterine arteries which helps to build a stronger uterine lining in
infertile women. As well as this acupuncture changes endorphin, pituitary and ovarian hormone levels
which impact the menstrual cycle to help to regulate ovulation.
In addition to the chemical effects of acupuncture, the process can also relax the abdominal muscles, which is sometimes a major cause of the inability to fertilize an egg. More subjectively, acupuncture patients often feel more relaxed and calmer after receiving the treatment, which by itself can increase the flow of energy through the body further increasing the likelihood of getting pregnant. The side affects of using acupuncture to help with infertility are minimal meaning there are no major side affects.
Is acupuncture for infertility right for you?
• Have you been trying to become pregnant using Western medicine, and it still isnít working?
• Are you currently trying In Vitro fertilization and embryo transfer?
• Is the cause of your infertility problems functional?
If your answer is "yes" to the above questions, it is very possible we can help you.
Infertility in men
Infertility occurs in a surprising 30% of men, whilst trying acupuncture health and lifestyle changes can help aid in improving fertility. Decreasing your alcohol intake, eating organic as opposed to processed foods, and taking vitamins may balance your hormones and increase your fertility. Specific vitamins that you may be deficient in include Vitamin C (which keeps sperm from sticking together) and zinc (increases sperm quality and motility). Also lowering your stress levels through lifestyle changes, relaxation techniques, exercise or even meditation.