Acupuncture For Fertility
Fertility problems have increased over the last few decades. At present, about one in 9 Australian couples of reproductive age experiences fertility problems. There are many causes of infertility. For about 2 in 5 couples it will be due to a sperm problem; in another 2 in 5 couples, there will be 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 are seeking more natural fertility solutions such as fertility acupuncture.
Acupuncture For Fertility Can Address To The Complexity Of Infertility
Fertility is complex. A woman who is menstruating generally releases an egg about once a month. If she is having regular, unprotected sex, the egg could be fertilised. For the fertilised egg to continue to grow and develop into a viable fetus, conditions have to be just right. If they aren’t, the egg may not be fertilised at all.
Common 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 explained. This means that the doctors are unable to find the reason why a couple cannot conceive.
Whether you’re trying to conceive or you’re just thinking about having a baby, dealing with these problems now can make it easier to have a baby when you’re ready. Fertility acupuncture can be considered as a successful treatment by improving the sperm quality and ovaries function and balancing the endocrine system and hormones .
Fertility Acupuncture Treatment And The Infertility Cure
A staple in traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture has been used at least 3,000 years. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) have recorded many studies on acupuncture. It’s been proven to be effective for treating many health problems.
The idea behind acupuncture starts with yin and yang. Yin and Yang are opposite life forces. They must be balanced for you to be healthy. When yin and yang are balanced, Qi (vital energy) flows easily along the meridians. Qi is the energy of life. Meridians are channels that pass throughout the body to every major system.
If your qi is blocked, then 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 is used to unblock the Qi. It will be inserted into your skin at specific points in the meridians. Each tiny needle corresponds to a particular body function or system. Once the blockages are released, your Qi can flow freely again.
Acupuncture has been shown to boost your whole body’s health. Researchers believe that acupuncture works by calming inflammation and releasing endorphins. This can make you feel better as your body heals. With treatment, women often feel better, sleep better and have less period pain.
If you’re currently struggling with fertility or you want to improve your health, acupuncture can be a great option. One German study found that it more than doubles the rate of pregnancy when combined with more conventional treatments. Chinese herbs also show great promise when using 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 can be started even before you start trying to conceive. Unlike a fertility specialist, our acupuncturist can help you even if you haven’t been trying at least 6 to 12 months. We start by assessing your health and lifestyle. We may recommend health and nutrition counselling, massage, herbal medicine and acupuncture. Our holistic approach helps you treat and resolve the issues that are keeping you from falling pregnant.
By reducing stress and increasing blood flow to the pelvis, natural fertility acupuncture treatment can transform your body. 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 is flowing. You might even have less period pain. In men, fertility acupuncture restores healthy sperm count and mobility.
Traditional Chinese Medicine For Infertility
Evidence-based acupuncture can be used 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 formula 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
To get the full benefits, you’ll need to take a personalised herbal formula at precise doses and timing as with acupuncture for fertility, and herbal medicine can be used alone or with other infertility treatments.
How Do Acupuncture And Chinese Medicine Work For Infertility
Acupuncture for fertility can increase the chances of falling pregnant. Your menstrual cycle will become regulated, and your hormones will be balanced. By increasing blood flow to the ovaries, fallopian tubes and uterus, acupuncture can improve the quality of your eggs 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 a great choice for anyone who wants to get pregnant. It is especially good 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
At City Acupuncture Adelaide, we start working with your period cycle to help your body regain a balanced hormonal level and periodic coordination. By addressing to your other existing conditions that may affect natural fertility potentials such as low body temperature pattern at luteal phase; incomplete endometrium detachment due to amenorrhoea, anovulation or PCOS, we help to improve your fertility chance.
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 be combined with other alternative medicine, such as herbal medicine, Tui Na massage or cupping. It can also be used with routine care and the 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 especially helpful in cases of pregnancy loss, 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 chance. We are conveniently located in the Adelaide CBD and easily accessible through both private and public transportation. Contact us today to learn more about our natural fertility treatment options or to book your consultation online.