Acupuncture for Fertility Treatment

Acupuncture for Fertility Treatment

Infertility is an issue of utmost importance nowadays as more and more couples struggle with it, but not all of them have enough resources or time for complex medical treatments. Alternative medicine comes in handy and in this case it is acupuncture for fertility treatment that works efficiently. Here is some helpful information about this kind of treatment and how to get started. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

What is acupuncture?

This technique implies the insertion of needles (specifically designed for this) into key-points on the body, mostly on channels and meridians. These points, under the influence of the needles, balance the functions of the body.

Acupuncture has been long used in the treatment of infertility, in combination with herbal medicine. The most powerful effect this combination has is the improvement of the ovaries’ and follicles’ function. To boot, this technique increases blood circulation, thickening the mucus.

When to begin?

Being a treatment oriented toward a process, acupuncture, like physical therapy is better to be done more than less. Patients generally get treatment before insemination or IVF (in vitro fertilization) or before an egg transfer. The treatment is usually maintained until week 12 of pregnancy, when the chances of a miscarriage are drastically decreased.

Combination of treatments

It has been shown by the University of Gothenburg and by the Berkeley Center for Reproductive Wellness that the most efficient anti-infertility treatment consists of more elements, as it follows: herbal medicine, acupuncture, and traditional medicine. However, there are some cases when traditional medicine is not needed.

What fertility issues to treat?

This alternative approach is used for a wide range of infertility problems, but here are the most common treated by it. Spasmed tubes normally get de-spasmed after acupuncture sessions. Also, in combination with herbal remedies, it treats elevated FSH (follicle stimulating hormone). It also helps in the case of spontaneous abortion, idiopathic infertility, hyperprolactinemia, PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome). In men’s case, this technique can help by mending the sperm-DNA fragmentation.

The bottom line

All in all, acupuncture is a safe, easy method of solving some issues of fertility or for facilitating other medical interventions like IVF or egg-donations. Also, being an alternative to traditional medicine, the risks of getting this kind of treatment are minimal. Moreover, after getting acupuncture for fertility treatment, your whole body will feel refreshed and more prepared than ever to give birth to a child.

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Dr. Prabha Sahgal, MD
Dr. Prabha Sahgal, MD | ConceiveEasy
Dr. Prabha Sahgal MD, is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and subspecialty board certified in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Dr. Sahgal holds a B.S. degree from MIT in molecular biology and currently serves on the ConceiveEasy board of directors.