Acupuncture has shown to be very effective at regulating women’s hormonal systems which in turn improve fertility. Regardless, it is important to get a through medical examination by a Medical Doctor to determine any structural issues that can lead to infertility. For infertility Acupuncture is most effective where functional disorders are the cause.
Acupuncture has also shown to have significant advantages for In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) treatments. Studies have shown that acupuncture combined with In Vitro Fertilization can lead to twice as many successful pregnancies. What also was shown was acupuncture treatments increased the successful rates of IVF regardless of the age of the woman.
Acupuncture treatments for infertility can improve the function of the ovaries. This leads to better quality embryos. Acupuncture’s ability to improve women’s hormonal system can help infertility by regulating progesterone and estrogen levels.
Acupuncture not only has fewer side effects than prescription fertility drugs, but acupuncture infertility treatments can help prevent miscarriage once pregnancy is achieved. Studies have been conducting and shown that women have lower rates of ectopic pregnancies.
About half of difficult conceptions are because of male infertility. Studies have shown that men who receive acupuncture treatments for male infertility have better semen quantity, quality and mobility. While acupuncture treatments cannot correct structural problems causing male infertility, it is a successful treatment to increase the number of healthy sperm.
Tips for Infertility
Tips for Infertility from Traditional Chinese Medicine
Avoid cold drinks and raw food. Warming foods move stagnation in our bodies helping fertility.
Exercises that promote circulation, stress reduction and harmony in the body can help infertility. Some of these exercises are Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Yoga, and Meditation.
When you do become pregnant, you should continue acupuncture infertility treatments to maintain and promote a healthy pregnancy.
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