Fertility Acupuncture


Dr. Angela Thyer with Seattle Reproductive Medicine demonstrates how acupuncture is being used to help women dealing with fertility problems. Could acupuncture help you get pregnant? Does it help with #IVF? Learn more here.

Fertility Acupuncture Toronto Alert:  What You Must Know About Increasing Conceptions without Side Effects

When acupuncture is used along with Western fertility treatments, conception rates are increased by 26%.  Tel Aviv University recently conducted a study and reported that when TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) and IUI treatments were combined, 65.5 percent of test group members were able to conceive, while only 39.4 percent of members in the control group were able to, who did not receive any acupuncture or herbal therapy.  Fertility Acupuncture might be just what is needed for the approximately 4.5 million couples who experience infertility every year.

Toronto Fertility Acupuncture Benefits

According to medical research and several studies, acupuncture may help to increase fertility through balancing the endocrine system, increasing blood flow into the reproductive organs and reducing stress.  According to Deb Davis, LAc, who is an alumnus of Pacific College and practices in San Diego at Herbin Acupuncture and Wellness, from the perspective of Chinese Medicine, infertility treatment’s goal isn’t merely to get pregnant, but to remain pregnant and have a baby that is healthy.  Acupuncture can provide many other benefits, including improved blood flow into the uterus and ovaries, which creates a greater opportunity for the egg to receive the proper nourishment and be carried to term.

The practice of acupuncture involves gently inserting and stimulating disposable, thin sterile needles into strategic points near the body’s surface.  The human body contains more than 2,000 acupuncture points that are connected with 14 major meridians or pathways.  It is believed by Chinese medical practitioners that the meridians conduct energy, which is referred to as qi, between the internal organs and the body’s surface.  Qi is what regulates the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual balance.  Whenever the qi flow is disrupted due to poor health habits or some other circumstances, the result can be disease and/or pain.  Acupuncture helps with keeping the regular flow of the energy unblocked, which increases the chances for a couple to conceive.

Infertility Causes Explored

Acupuncture infertility treatment might also improve just about every cause of the obstacle.  Although 40 percent of infertility is due to female problems, an additional 40 percent is due to male problems, like motility or low sperm count.  Female infertility arises from problems like endometriosis and anovulation.  Unknown factors account for the remaining 20 percent.

Acupuncture PCOS Toronto

PCOS is a common cause of female infertility. Acupuncture addresses the root cause of PCOS- related infertility by focusing on regulating and balancing the main hormones that PCOS effects.  Not only is the increased blood flow and nutrients to the ovaries and uterus beneficial to PCOS patients, but fertility acupuncture treatment function as an effective means of regulating menses and ovulation to increase fertility and reduce pain.

Reducing stress is one of main ways that fertility is increased by acupuncture.  This is often one of the key factors for fertility in both women and men.  Whenever individuals are under stress, a hormone called cortisol gets released into the brain.  That alters the neurochemical balance of the brain, which changes hormone levels and disrupts the balance of the pituitary, which is one of the main keys of the reproductive cycle.  Davies explains that Chinese medicine can be used to help support a woman at this critical time.  Whether it is physically or emotionally, acupuncture helps with a lot more beyond conception.  It can also help with insomnia, anxiety preparation for giving birth, aches and pains (for example, low back pain), nausea and morning sickness.

Due to the delicate balance between the reproductive glands, pituitary and hypothalamus, stress can completely prevent women from ovulating.  This in turn contributes to female infertility.  Spasms in the uterus and fallopian tubes can also be created by stress, which may interfere with a fertilized egg’s implantation and movement.  Stress in men can cause impotence, motility and alter sperm counts.  The effects of cortisol and stress are countered by acupuncture infertility treatment through releasing endorphins into the brain.  Another option for men for reducing stress is to take an herbal impotence cure.

Cortisol does not need to disrupt hormonal balance for infertility to be caused.  Ovulation disorder is the most common female infertility cause.  This is when a mature egg being released from the ovary is inhibited. This is usually caused by a hormonal imbalance.  For example, when there isn’t enough progesterone, the fetus can’t attach to the uterus.  Another thing that can prevent ovulation is high prolactin levels.  This is the hormone that stimulates breast milk production.

When there is a reproductive hormone imbalance, male reproductive function is also negatively affected, like sperm production and motility.  However, fertility drugs which work to stimulate ovulation for women through regulating the pituitary and hypothalamus don’t perform anywhere near as well in men (the success rate is only about a third of what it is for women).  The FDA has also not approved their use for men.  Male infertility needs to take a different approach.  If impotence plays a role in a couple’s infertility, then an herbal cure for impotence cure can be considered because they do not cause any side effects.  It has been reported to have a success rate when it is taken in combination with a male infertility treatment.

Acupuncture for Fertility Treatments vs. Fertility Drugs

Although commonly prescribed fertility drugs for women may product a 20-60 percent pregnancy rate, there are also side effects that are commonly associated with them, including nausea, weight gain, fluid retention, bloating and abdominal tenderness.  According to some studies, they might cause breast cancer as well.

By contrast, acupuncture infertility treatment produces no or few side effects and still functions in the same way as the drugs: stimulating the hypothalamus so that the endocrine system as well as its hormones is effectively balanced in order to address the root cause of male infertility and female infertility.

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