Fertility and conception is closely linked to “overall health”, so it is important to look at all aspects of your health during the initial consultation. Your overall health medical history where relevant, your physical, emotional and psychological sense of well being is all relevant to the likelihood of a successful outcome.
This will determine how quickly you may become pregnant and also many treatments you may require.
Research has shown that acupuncture may help with fertility problems in the following ways:
Regulation of fertility hormones
Stress and other factors disrupt the function of the HPA
axis causing hormonal imbalances which may affect fertility.
Acupuncture helps to increase the blood flow to the reproductive organs.
Stress can cause restriction in the ovarian arteries due to its effect on the
sympathetic nervous system . Acupuncture helps to normalise this effect
and also increase the blood supply to the uterus.
Acupuncture has been shown to encourage a healthy endometrial lining
And help with blastocyst implantation.
Counteracting the effects of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
PCOS is one of the most common causes of female infertility
. By balancing hormone levels reducing sympathetic nerve activity,
acupuncture has been shown to reduce the number of ovarian cysts,
stimulate ovulation enhance blastocyst implantation and regulate the
menstrual cycle in women with PCOS.
Acupuncture has been shown to improve the success of IVF procedures by as much as 40%
Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine can also help to improve the outcome of treatment for infertility.
Acupuncture may be beneficial in the following ways:
Enhancing local micro circulation therefore improving sperm quality, mechanical blockages may be reduced and hormonal factors can be corrected by restoring balance to the whole body (Lewis, 2004)
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