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Acupuncture for Fertility

Infertility is a serious problem amongst married couples, especially those who have long been wanting to have a baby. Although there are other options such as adoption or perhaps doing IVF (In-vitro fertilization) and IUI (Intrauterine insemination). Of course, you would still want to have your baby the natural way. And then there’s the issue of money since these alternatives can cost a lot.

IVF can be enhanced with acupunctureThere have been some reports linking the positive effect of acupuncture to fertility and helping a woman get pregnant. Because of the rising popularity and effectivity of acupuncture, the Western doctors are starting to take a closer look at how this method can be useful and what are the factors surrounding its efficiency. Research had been conducted in 2002 by a team of German researchers who discovered the increase in the potentiality of pregnancy among a group of women who underwent an acupuncture treatment for their infertility.

One of the factors affecting the difficulty of a woman to conceive is stress as it prevents the ovulation process. Moreover, the pressure of all kinds can create spasms in the uterus and Fallopian tubes, which eventually can hamper the implantation and movement of the fertilized egg. Ovulation disorder is one of the standard causes of infertility. As for the men, stress can also affect their sperm counts and impotence.

It is said that through the help of acupuncture, it can fight the effects of stress and cortisol using releasing endorphins to the brain. Acupuncture can very well reduce stress, and it could eventually improve your chance of getting pregnant. According to the YinOva Center acupuncturists, the needles can arouse the body’s energy channels. Depending on the acupuncture points, you can feel some changes in your body like feeling sleepy or more energized or calmer. There can also be a drop in the hormones and increase in blood flow going to various parts of the body. These needles being inserted into your body’s focal points will not do magic inside your body. Instead, it will put the body in a repair mode by calming the nervous system so it can better heal itself.

Road to a successful pregnancyIf you seriously want to get pregnant but you are having a hard time conceiving, perhaps it’s high time you try acupuncture. There have been no reports of adverse side effects in using this ancient medical treatment. You can start anytime during the fertility treatment or before you start taking in oral pills so you can prepare your body. However, don’t just do it once and expect wonder. You’ve got to have several acupuncture sessions to ensure the effectivity of this treatment in helping you conceive.