Acupuncture for fertility may sound strange, but do you know acupuncture has been used for centuries in some cultures to treat fertility problems. Acupuncture is probably the most popular and commonly used alternative therapy for fertility related problems.
Many people who are not benefitted by prescription medications and treatment try acupuncture and to surprise they may actually conceive. The exact way by acupuncture helps to treat fertility related problems is not known.
Enhances egg quality – Studies on clients who have undergone acupuncture indicate that the egg quality significantly improves.
Enhances the quality of the uterine lining – The uterine lining needs to be healthy – this is necessary for embryo implantation and growth of a healthy baby. Acupuncture can help to increase the flow of healthy blood into the uterus.
Reduces the risk of uterine Contraction after IVF procedures – Acupuncture has relaxing effect on the patient and the uterus ---this decreases the risk of uterine contraction and expulsion of fertilized egg. According to a European Study acupuncture increases pregnancy rates in women undergoing In-Vitro Fertilization.
Treats menstrual cycle disorders – Acupuncture can improve the menstrual cycle disorders and thereby the chances of fertility.
Corrects hormonal imbalances – Problems such as hypothyroidism and other hormone imbalance can be dealt with using acupuncture, and thereby improves fertility.
Acupuncture is a low-risk, safe and effective procedure when performed by a properly trained and licensed practitioner. But like any other procedure there are certain risk and side effects associated with acupuncture Before starting acupuncture for fertility related problems consult your doctor about it.
Most experts on acupuncture recommend that if you are planning to go for acupuncture for infertility it should be started three to four months before an insemination, in vitro fertilization (IVF), or donor-egg transfer. In patients undergoing acupuncture to prevent miscarriage it should be done for the first three months of pregnancy - the period in which most miscarriages occur.
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