Acupuncture For Fertility
Acupuncture for Fertility
Acupuncture is a form of physical medicine that originated in China over 4,000 years ago. It uses very thin, sterile needles, inserted into specific points on the body, to manipulate and balance the flow of energy through the body. Acupuncture for Fertility can boost your fertility and increase your chances of success when you are trying to conceive.
How does it work?
Oriental medicine has enhanced fertility for thousands of years by balancing the flow of energy through the body. Achieving and maintaining balance is the goal of life. When we are in balance, our bodies function optimally: our organs function well, our sleep is restful, we are resistant to disease, we recover easily from injury, and our reproductive capacity is functional. For a variety of reasons this balance can become disturbed.
Imbalance gives rise to symptoms, including infertility. Acupuncture aims to correct any imbalance, eliminating any and all symptoms that the imbalance caused. Recent studies suggest that acupuncture may increase conception rates. All of the PDtM acupuncturists are highly skilled, licensed professionals who go through a fertility-specific training process, making them true specialists in the field.
Does it hurt?
It is unfortunate that the needles used in acupuncture share the same name as the needles that we all have experienced during blood draws and injections; because the experience is very different. No one likes needles, because all the needles we have ever experienced hurt. The needles used in acupuncture are much thinner than the needles used for injections or blood draws. In fact, they are only slightly thicker than a strand of hair. Most times, patients do not even feel the needles being inserted. You may feel a little “pinch” as the needle breaks the skin, but that pain usually only lasts one to two seconds. Once the needles are in place, no pain is felt and patients usually enter a state of deep relaxation.
How can acupuncture help with fertility?
Acupuncture has been hypothesized to help with all stages in the fertility journey from conception to delivery. Some studies have show that acupuncture may help with:
- Reduce stress
- Relieve morning sickness
- Alleviate back and post-op pain
- Help with post-partum pain and depression
- Increase live birth rates