Infertility Cure with Acupuncture and TCM
If you’re receiving Western medical treatments for your infertility issue, then you can increase your chances of conception by as much as 26% if you were to have acupuncture treatment along with it. According to a Tel Aviv University test study, 65.5% of couples conceived when using both treatments. Only 39.4% of couples conceived who didn’t use either treatment. There are at least 4.5 million different couples per year who are infertile. So, if they were to try acupuncture, perhaps it would increase their chances of conception too.
How It Works
The whole idea is that acupuncture reduces stress which, in turn, increases fertility. It also allows the endocrine system to be balanced and it allows more blood to flow to the couple’s reproductive organs. Patients are given a pleasant environment to be in while the acupuncture treatment is performed on them.
The Process of Infertility IVF Support
Acupuncture involves using thin sterilized needles which get inserted into certain strategical points on the upper skin layer of the body. There are more than 2,000 acupoints which are connected to fourteen important meridians (or pathways). The practitioners who perform this treatment believe that the pathways have Qi energy flowing through them, between the body’s internal organs and its outer surface. Qi energy is believed to regulate the body’s physical balance, emotional balance, mental balance, and spiritual balance. If a person has bad health or lives a poor lifestyle, the Qi energy flow becomes interrupted. This will cause people to become diseased and/or feel great pain or discomfort. So, when acupuncture is performed on these people, it unblocks the barrier that is preventing this Qi energy from flowing freely. As a result, a couple will have a better chance of conceiving a child.
Infertility can be caused for a variety of reasons. Acupuncture can help improve on most of these reasons. Studies have shown 40% of infertility has to do with issues concerning the woman (endometriosis or anovulation) and a second 40% of infertility has to do with issues concerning the man (like a low amount of sperm). The final 20% of infertility is just random and unknown issues.
Since acupuncture reduces stress, this is the primary reason why it increases fertility in both women and men. Stress causes a hormone called cortisol to be released right into the person’s brain. Once this happens, the neurochemical balance of the brain is thrown out of whack. This causes a pituitary imbalance and alters the hormonal levels, which both affect the ability to reproduce.
A woman who uses Chinese medicine will see an improvement in her physical and emotional well-being while trying to conceive. Acupuncture goes a step further by helping to treat other conditions like nausea, low back pain, morning sickness, stress, anxiety, insomnia, and aches.