How can Acupuncture Help With Fertility?

As any couple can tell you there is nothing more heartbreaking than seeing a negative pregnancy test when you’ve been hoping and praying for a positive. Having your little one should be an exciting and joyful journey. Unfortunately, for many people it’s a struggle and can be devastating. The good news is that you don’t have to spend thousands of dollars on expensive fertility treatments, because Acupuncture can help. This ancient form of healing has been around for centuries and has helped countless people achieve their dream of getting pregnant. I have personally witnessed couples who have tried everything under the sun from expensive IVF treatments to visiting shamans with no luck but after receiving acupuncture treatments become pregnant.

So how does it work? In the West, Acupuncture is typically shrouded in mystery and often viewed as some sort of mystical voodoo. In reality, acupuncture works with the human body’s inherent natural ability to heal itself. Our bodies have more than 2,000 acupuncture points connected by meridians or pathways responsible for overall health.

What does this have to do with fertility, you may be wondering? All of our organ systems are designed to perform a specific function in the body and all of the meridians or pathways correspond to all of the organs within the body. Qi and blood flow freely through these channels allowing organs to function the way they are supposed to. When there is a disruption in the flow of energy it causes our organ systems to malfunction. This can cause a great number of issues including hormone imbalances, weakening of our reproductive organs, and deficient blood flow. The reproductive organs need blood flow to remain healthy and strong. The blood contains all of the nutrients our body needs to remain healthy and fight off disease and infection.

The purpose of Acupuncture is to bring these systems back into balance. The Acupuncturist applies thin needles to specific points within the body allowing blood and energy to flow freely through these pathways, thereby unblocking these channels and restoring balance which allows the reproductive organs to function at their optimal level.

Chinese herbs also play a key role in treating infertility. Chinese herbal medicine is one of the most sophisticated forms of herbal medicine in existence. These herbal formulas treat the whole body and strengthen organ function. Not only do they nourish the body, they regulate the menstrual cycle, and relieve stress related dysfunction. Plus, all herbs are contrived from natural ingredients and will not produce any harmful side effects. They also won’t interact with any medications you are currently taking.

Research has even shown that acupuncture alone can increase the success rate of IVF by 35%. By adding Chinese herbal medicine into the mix you can almost double that increase. Whether or not you prefer the natural approach or want to ensure that your IVF treatments are successful you should definitely consider giving acupuncture a try if you are struggling with infertility.

Laura Aoki