• Acupuncture and Fertility

  • AcupunctureMany people turn to acupuncture for various reasons. Some people do it to help with stress others just do it to try it. Some people have no choice but to turn to acupuncture. Many women have used acupuncture as a means to assist with fertility. Many scientific research studies have found that women who get acupuncture treatment actually have more success treating conditions that may interfere with getting pregnant. Acupuncture has also been shown to increase the successful fertilization of the egg. The stress managing benefits of acupuncture are tremendously helpful as well because the process of fertility treatment can be a stressful one. Stress hormones can actually lower fertility so reducing stress is essential for fertility treatment. Many people have been referred by doctors to try acupuncture during the fertility treatment.


    Background on Acupuncture

    For those who do not know, acupuncture is a medical practice coming out of China. This practice involves the placing of thin steel needles on particular spots on the body. The needles stimulate the body’s energy channels resulting in a feeling of calm energy or physical changes depending on where the treatment is done on the body. Acupuncture is believed to help the body start to repair itself. That way it can enter a state of healing and therefore, it is believed acupuncture can help to increase fertility.


    The great thing about acupuncture treatment is you can start or stop it at any time during your fertility treatment. This is a great way to start if you prefer to not take any drug treatments or injections. Acupuncture can also be used to help your body cope with rug treatments if that is the route you choose to go.


    Is Acupuncture Right for Me?

    Before you try acupuncture do consult with your doctor. Your doctor has a plan for you and it is best to listen to them. Sometimes acupuncture will not be the answer. Even if it does not work for you, it is great for managing the stress of drug treatments. If your doctor thinks you should not try it for any reason it is best to listen to them.


    Hopefully, this information will be helpful when trying to choose acupuncture for fertility. Going through this process is very disheartening for a lot of women and men. It is always worth trying something especially something that involves no drugs entering your body.


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