CAN ACUPUNCTURE INCREASE YOUR FERTILITY?

Acupuncture

After trying to get pregnant for months or even years, you may start to look into every fertility treatment under the sun. Some of them may be little more than old wives tales, while others have the blessing of your doctor. Acupuncture is one of those treatments that use to be considered a little out there, but is now experiencing an acceptance by many fertility doctors.

WHAT IS ACUPUNCTURE?

Acupuncture is the ancient Chinese art of insertion of ultra-thin, sterile needles into specific acupuncture points on the body. These points are located in channels or meridians of Qi (or life force) which, according to Traditional Chinese Medicine, flows throughout the body. When these channels of energy are disrupted or imbalanced, health issues such as infertility occur. Acupuncture aims to redirect the stagnant Qi (pronounced Chi) , making it more healthy and balanced.

HOW CAN IT HELP INFERTILITY?

As mentioned above, acupuncture aims to rebalance the Qi that flows throughout the body, according to Traditional Chinese Medicine. Acupuncture needles placed at the precise points along these energy channels helps this Qi come unstuck, which can then help your body heal and become more balanced. By targeting points that are linked to your fertility, and thus encouraging Qi to flow naturally, you can increase your chances of conceiving.

At Rocky Mountain Fertility Center we advise acupuncture, for all of our patients trying to conceive.  We have noticed significant improvement in fertility with the use of acupuncture therapy. It is important to note that some doctors advise Acupuncture not only for the Qi, but for the stress relief. Many patients experience lower stress levels after undergoing acupuncture, and many think that quiet treatments encourage meditative moments that help patients control stress (which can impact your ability to conceive). In short, acupuncture may be able to help calm your sympathetic nervous system, thus lowering your stress levels.

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