Fulfilling Family Dreams With Acupuncture
Acupuncture and Infertility Treatment
Recent studies have shown what acupuncturists have known for millenia. Acupuncture can improve sperm quality in men and ovarian function in women while balancing hormones and the endocrine system. 8-12% of all couples struggle with infertility and among those, 20% of cases are due to both the male and female partner. 40% of cases are linked to the female partner and the other 40% to the male partner. Acupuncture can help both partners achieve their dreams of a family.
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How Can Acupuncture Help Women with Infertility Problems?
Acupuncture can effectively balance the endocrine system while reducing stress and increasing blood flow to reproductive organs. In addition to creating a healthy environment for conception, acupuncture can help mothers-to-be avoid miscarriage by nurturing a pregnancy through to term.
How Can Acupuncture Help Men with Infertility Problems?
The male partner is the factor in approximately 40% of couples. 20% of infertility cases are attributable to both the male and female partner. Male sperm can have structural abnormalities as well as reduced sperm count. Research has shown that men receiving around five weeks of acupuncture treamtent reduced the number of structural abnormalities in their sperm as well as an overall increased sperm count.
When Should We Begin Our Acupuncture Fertility Treatments?
Acupuncture is a process. If you are preparing for IVF or a donor-egg transfer, it is best to start treatment three to four months ahead of insemintation. Additionally, most miscarriages occur within the first trimester, so the woman should continue treatments throughout the first trimester to minimize the risk of miscarriage. If conceiving in the traditional method, the best time for both partners to begin is now.
Can Acupuncture Treat All Infertility Problems?
While Acupuncture can improve the body's overall function and assist in healing for all infertility issues, acupuncture and herbs alone cannot address tubal adhesions such as those caused by pelvic inflammatory diease or endometriosis. It is important to consult with a fertility specialist to identify that which cannot be diagnosed readily by an acupuncturist.