Acupuncture & Fertility. How exactly does acupuncture influence the female reproductive system?
We strive to provide the highest quality, evidence-based acupuncture services for fertility at ACE Wellness. Our mission is not only to help couples achieve successful pregnancies, but to help couples deliver healthy and happy babies. Whether you choose to achieve conception naturally with Acupuncture or choose to use Acupuncture as an aid to accomplish a better success rate with IVF or IUI, we are determined to provide you with the finest quality of care to make it possible.
Acupuncture and herbal supplement have been used for many thousand years to help women with fertility. Acupuncture treatments are beneficial in promoting follicle production, enhancing uterine blood flow and improving uterine lining, which will give a better chance for the eggs to be nourished and therefore carried. Circulation of blood to the pelvic cavity and improvement of ovarian function would makes for healthier eggs.
Acupuncture can help to prepare your body before your pregnancy
There are many important aspects to getting pregnant. First of course is conception. Conception requires able sperm as much as functioning ovaries and uterus. However, all gynecological diseases and a number of non-gynecological conditions affect fertility. Early pregnancy care and history of miscarriage are also important issues that Acupuncture fertility specialist would like to pay close attention to. Preparation of healthy gametes and a healthy body before pregnancy is even attempted is significant in preventing miscarriage and to ensure an optimal start to the pregnancy. This is especially important if the risk of miscarriage is high.
There is a strong correlation between age and reproductive health. However, it is important to remember that there are two types of aging: chronological and biological. While everyone ages at the same speed chronologically, the biological aging process differs greatly among each individual. While it is generally true that the quality of a woman's eggs declines as she ages, eggs of some women in a more advanced age can be of excellent quality due to slow biological aging. Practicing a healthy lifestyle in addition to regular acupuncture treatments will have a positive impact in slowing down the biological aging process and therefore enhancing the reproductive health.
We may increase your chances of conception if your infertility is due to any of the following:
Elevated FSH levels
Irregular Menstrual Cycles
LPD - Luteal Phase Defect
PID - Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
POF - Premature Ovarian Failure
PCOS - Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
Poor Egg Quality
Thin Unresponsive Endometrium
Cervical and Uterine Factors
Fallopian Tube Factors
Acupuncture has been suggested as a means to increase pregnancy rates during IVF treatment.The most immediate possible effect is that acupuncture served to "relax" the uterus around the time of the transfer which will make the uterus more receptive to implantation. Several studies have shown that the uterus has contractions and that these contractions could cause expulsion of the transferred IVF embryos. If the contractions were reduced by acupuncture then that could be a mechanism for an improvement in IVF pregnancy rate.
Acupuncture can increase your chances of pregnancy through natural conception, IVF, IUI, and other Assisted Reproductive Techniques because it has been shown (in clinical trials) to:
Regulate and stabilize hormone levels
Facilitate production of more follicles
Increase blood flow to the uterus and ovaries
Thicken the endometrial lining
Reduce chances of miscarriage
Prevent postpartum depression
Strengthen the immune system and your overall health
Reduce stress, anxiety and tension, keeping you relaxed
Help you absorb nutrients better and maintain your ideal weight
Improve sleep patterns
Acupuncture and Chinese herbal supplement have NO side effects nor does it introduce any toxicity to you and your baby. It is a completely natural, safe, and effective way to facilitate conception and to promote a healthy pregnancy.