Acupuncture For Fertility
Fertility problems have increased over the last few decades. About one in 9 Australian couples of reproductive age experience fertility problems. There are many causes of infertility. For almost two in five couples, it will be due to a sperm problem; another 2 in 5 couples will have a problem with the woman's reproductive system.
Difficulty conceiving or carrying a pregnancy is uniquely painful. While some people turn to fertility clinics, others seek more natural solutions such as fertility acupuncture.
Acupuncture For Fertility and Pregnancy Can Address To The Complexity Of Infertility
Fertility is complicated. A woman releases an egg about once a month and will ovulate one egg. If she has regular, unprotected sex, the egg could get fertilised. Most importantly, her physical and mental conditions must be just right for the fertilised egg to grow and develop into a viable fetus. Otherwise, the egg may not get fertilised at all.
Everyday things that can affect women's health and fertility include:
- Fallopian tubes blockage
- Ovulation failure
- Poor or imbalanced diet
- Menstrual abnormalities
- Excess clotting
However, most infertility is not explainable. The doctors cannot find why a couple cannot conceive.
Whether you're trying to conceive or just thinking about having a baby, dealing with these problems can make it easier to have a baby when you're ready. Fertility acupuncture can be a successful treatment by improving sperm quality and ovaries function and balancing the endocrine system and hormones .
Fertility Acupuncture And The Infertility
A staple in traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture has been used for at least 3,000 years. It's shown proven effective in treating many health problems. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) have recorded many studies on acupuncture.
The idea behind acupuncture starts with yin and Yang. Yin and Yang are opposite life forces. It would be best if you balanced them for you to be healthy. When yin and Yang are balanced, Qi (vital energy) flows easily along the meridians. Meridians are channels that pass throughout the body to every primary system. Qi is the energy of life.
If your qi is blocked, your life energy gets stuck in one place. It can back up and disrupt your yin and Yang. Over time, that can lead to pain, dysfunction and illness. It can also lead to low natural fertility or infertility.
During treatment, a tiny needle inserts into a selected point to unblock the Qi. A registered acupuncturist will insert it into your skin at specific points in the meridians. Each small needle corresponds to a particular body function or system. Once the blockages are released, your Qi can flow freely again.
Acupuncture has shown the ability to boost your whole body's health. Researchers believe that acupuncture can calm inflammation and release endorphins through clinical trials. And while the body is healing, it will make you feel better. With treatment, women often feel better, sleep better and have less period pain.
If you're struggling with fertility or want to improve your health, acupuncture can be a great option. One German study found more than doubles the pregnancy rate when combined with more conventional treatments. Chinese herbs also show great promise when used together with acupuncture.
Acupuncture For Fertility: A Natural Fertility Boost
Our registered acupuncturist offers gentle, natural men's and women's acupuncture for fertility health care that you can start even before trying to conceive. Unlike a fertility specialist, our acupuncturist can help you even if you haven't been trying for at least 6 to 12 months. Our holistic approach enables you to treat and resolve the issues that keep you from falling pregnant. We start by assessing your health and lifestyle. We may recommend health and nutrition counselling, massage, herbal medicine and acupuncture.
Natural fertility acupuncture treatment can transform your body by reducing stress and increasing blood flow to the pelvis. It will positively affect the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis to balance hormones and stimulate healthy ovulation. Benefits will build over time, and your body will heal once your qi flows. You might even have less period pain. In men, fertility acupuncture restores healthy sperm count and mobility.
Traditional Chinese Medicine For Infertility and Pregnancy
Evidence-based acupuncture can do the treatment alone, but your registered acupuncturist may recommend combining it with Chinese herbal medicine. While there is no one magic herb to fight infertility, there are many herbs and herbal formulas that can:
- Balance your hormonal level
- Positively affect the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis.
- Boost blood flow to the ovaries and uterus
- Increase fertility
- Restore health
You'll need to take a personalised herbal formula at precise doses and timing to get the full benefits, as with acupuncture for fertility. You can also use herbal medicine alone or with other infertility treatments.
How Do Acupuncture And Chinese Medicine Work For Infertility and Pregnancy
Acupuncture for fertility can increase the chances of falling pregnant. Your menstrual cycle will become regulated, and we will balance your hormones. By increasing blood flow to the ovaries, fallopian tubes, and uterus, acupuncture can improve your eggs' quality and the uterine environment. The menstrual cycle will become more regular with less period pain.
Emerging research also suggests that Chinese herbs can increase fertility, pregnancy and birth rates. Herbal treatment is targeted towards your specific needs to address your unique concerns. Acupuncture works well with care from our fertility clinics, but you might need to stop the herbs if you're taking hormones or other drugs. Talk to your fertility specialist about your options.
Candidates for Acupuncture Treatment
Acupuncture for fertility treatment can be an excellent choice for anyone who wants to get pregnant. It is for those with no diagnosis or unexplained infertility. Acupuncture can be used alone or combined with herbal medicine, diet or other therapies. It can be beneficial for men, too, and can combat fertility problems and improve sperm count and quality. Both men and women can benefit.
What to Expect
We can help improve your fertility chances by addressing other conditions that may affect fertility potential. For example, if you have a low body temperature in the luteal phase, the embryo implantation may not happen correctly. Moreover, if the endometrium doesn't detach appropriately due to no period or ovulation, the implantation may not occur. At City Acupuncture Adelaide, we start working with your period cycle to help your body regain a balanced hormonal level and periodic coordination.
Our acupuncture for fertility is designed just for your needs. We will treat your unique risk factors, such as:
- Your diet
- Your overall lifestyle
- Exposure to toxins
- Hereditary factors
Your acupuncture treatment can integrate with other alternative medicine, such as herbal medicine, Tui Na massage or cupping. You can also use it with routine care and ART from fertility clinics. You can even continue after you conceive and throughout the first 12 weeks to promote a healthy pregnancy and miscarriage prevention.
Evidence-based acupuncture for fertility helps increase the chances of falling pregnant. It is beneficial in pregnancy loss cases, high FSH levels, luteal phase defect, PCOS and unexplained infertility. Acupuncture also increases your general health by balancing the hormonal level and reducing stress. Moreover, it can also help you feel and function better overall.
At City Acupuncture Adelaide, we will work with you to find the best treatment solution for your healthcare needs to improve your fertility. We are conveniently located in the Adelaide CBD and easily accessible through private and public transportation. Contact us today to learn more about our natural fertility treatment options or to book your consultation online.