Acupuncture can help boost your fertility, increasing your chances of getting pregnant. Acupuncture is a relaxing and regenerative therapy, for both the body’s physiological function and mental well being, supporting the mechanisms of self healing.
How can acupuncture help you improve fertility?
Acupuncture stimulates your body’s repair mode, affecting hormone balance, nerve conduction, blood circulation, immunity, muscle tone, pain receptors and neurotransmitter activity, the chemicals that carry signals from one part of your body to another.
Getting pregnant is a process of timing. Acupuncture’s ability to help balance your body’s hormones, in turn helps to regulate the menstrual cycle, moderate ovulation and improve the uterine lining.
Acupuncture helps improve blood flow to your ovaries, which helps improve the quality of your eggs.
Acupuncture also helps embryo implantation, because it increases blood flow throughout your body, and therefore also to your uterus. Another way acupuncture helps with embryo implantation is through the autonomic nervous system, reducing contractions at the time of implantation, optimizing endometrial receptivity.
Acupuncture doesn’t only help women boost their fertility, it helps men too. Acupuncture helps balance men’s hormones as well. By regulating the hormone testosterone, acupuncture helps improve sperm quantity and quality.
And finally, acupuncture helps reduce your stress.
Getting pregnant on top of all the other life challenges can be really stressful, which can affect fertility in both you and your partner. Getting regular acupuncture treatments can help reduce stress, which can help improve your fertility and ability to get pregnant.
Sarah was 36 when she started coming to see me for fertility support. She and her husband had been trying to get pregnant for over a year, without success. She was was busy in a new job, and she and her husband were living apart for the time being, while he finished up a work project a few hours away.
Sarah’s stress level was high, her period had become irregular and she was having headaches around the start of her period. She felt like her body was out of whack and needed to get back into balance before getting pregnant.
Sarah and her husband wanted to look into holistic therapy options before jumping into assisted reproductive technology (ART) treatments like IVF and IUI. Sarah started coming in for regular acupuncture treatments (a series of weekly acupuncture treatments for three months is recommended to start) and she was pregnant two months later.
Again, five ways acupuncture can help you improve fertility and ability to get pregnant:
- Regulate Hormones
- Improve Egg Quality
- Improve Embryo Implantation
- Improve Sperm Quantity & Quality
- Reduce Stress
Call 607-882-2531 today to schedule an appointment to help boost your fertility.