Improve Your Fertility with Acupuncture
Acupuncture is widely known as an effective tool for promoting wellness. In keeping with this, it is known for stimulating reproductive abilities and increasing fertility in both men and women. Although it is recognized as a traditional treatment, the ways which acupuncture can help the body prepare for conception have scientific basis, and could well be called “innovative.” Here is a list of 7 innovative approaches to improve your fertility with acupuncture.
1. Reduce stress.
One of the primary ways acupuncture benefits the human body is stress reduction. Stress is recognized by healthcare providers across various disciplines as a factor that causes or worsens ailments. Therefore, it is generally understood that reducing stress is essential to good health.
Acupuncture aids in helping the body relax and “even out” its vital internal functions by decreasing stress hormone levels and regulating nervous system response. The more acupuncture you get, the more your body acclimates to a lower level of stress. In general, a healthier body means improvements in your psychological outlook, and a decrease in stress all around.
2. Stabilize hormones.
Acupuncture restores a natural balance to our endocrine system, the system that regulates our moods, sleep, periods, metabolism, and sex drive. If your body can maintain a healthy hormonal balance, is will be better able to handle emotional stress and physical challenges that may come with fertility cycles.
3. Reduce male factor infertility.
Acupuncture helps to drive blood flow to the reproductive organs for both women and men. In men, increased blood flow helps sperm motility, sperm quality, and other factors that may affect fertilization, whether naturally, with IUI, or during IVF.
4. Reduce PCOS symptoms.
Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is known as a primary cause of female infertility. While it is not impossible to get pregnant with PCOS, having PCOS while pregnant may bring about complications that are potentially serious for both the mother and the baby.
PCOS comes with a plethora of undesirable symptoms, such as irregular periods, blood sugar disorders, weight gain, depression, mood swings, appetite problems, hormone imbalance, and many others. Acupuncture can be an effective supplement to conventional medical treatments for PCOS. In particular, it can help relieve the discomfort brought on by the symptoms, and lead to better egg quality, increasing fertility.
5. Improve egg quality.
By reducing stress, improving circulation to the pelvis, and regulating hormone production, consistent acupuncture treatments can help improve the quality of your eggs, even if you are over 35.
6. Increase IVF success rates.
Acupuncture promotes wellness, and healthier bodies are better able to create healthy sperm and eggs. If a couple avails themselves of regular acupuncture treatments prior to the egg retrieval and egg fertilization steps of IVF, the odds of producing higher quality embryos are increased.
7. Treat medical conditions that may prevent conception.
Hyper- and hypothyroidism, high blood pressure, digestive disorders, autoimmune conditions, and diabetes are all pre-existing conditions that are known to affect fertility. Acupuncture’s ability to regulate the body’s functions means it can help in the treatment of these conditions, as well. Once these conditions are successfully treated, fertility can be improved.
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At Portland Acupuncture Studio, we have three highly skilled acupuncturists ready to help you on your journey. These 7 innovative approaches to improve your fertility with acupuncture should give you an idea of how useful acupuncture can be if you are trying to get pregnant. But if you want more information drop us a note at our website (www.pdxacustudio.com) or call us at (503) 227-4050.