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How to Increase Fertility Naturally with Acupuncture

For some couples, pregnancy doesn’t happen quickly. Many couples have difficulty conceiving, and it can be a very frustrating and disappointing experience. Modern science has developed a few solutions, from in vitro fertilization, to hormone replacements, but sometimes these options still do not have the desired effects and can lead to uncomfortable symptoms and side effects. Here’s what you need to know about how to increase fertility naturally, with acupuncture:

Fertility Issues – Why Can’t I Conceive?

There are a variety of reasons a couple may have difficulty conceiving. Women could be having difficulty due to age, issues with ovulation, hormone imbalances, endometriosis, blocked or damaged fallopian tubes, diabetes, early menopause and more. Men can also suffer fertility problems due to age, infections, genetic defects, the performance and production of sperm, and more. Either gender can also run into fertility problems when faced with stress, environmental factors, substance abuse, toxins, obesity and more.

If you’ve been trying to conceive for more than a year, or at least 6 months, it may be time to look into where the problem might lie and how it can be resolved naturally.

Increase Fertility Naturally

Dr. Agoado gives acupuncture treatment

Acupuncture has been practiced for over 3,000 years in Asia.

When couples are having difficulty conceiving, a few recommendations are usually brought up by their doctor. One option that’s often thrown onto the table is fertility drugs. If an ovulation disorder is what’s contributing to infertility issues, these drugs are often used to stimulate or regulate ovulation and hormone production. However, they can have some adverse effects, like an increased chance of having multiples, headaches, mood swings, ectopic pregnancy, and more. In vitro fertilization, another medical option for overcoming pregnancy delays, has similar side effects as well as irritability, miscarriage, restlessness and more.

While these are two of the most common treatments for infertility, there’s a way to improve fertility without taking drugs or undergoing an invasive procedure.

Acupuncture therapy has been used for centuries to improve a variety of conditions, including those surrounding infertility. Every acupuncture point on the body connects to a specific meridian or energy channel. Disruptions in the flow of energy throughout the body can lead to physical and emotional disorders and condition. Acupuncture seeks to correct these.

In the case of infertility, when paper-thin acupuncture needles are placed on the locations that correspond to hormones, or other underlying issues, many patients have experienced improved fertility. This can make it easier to become pregnant.

The exact cause for this still requires more study, but it is perhaps because specific acupuncture points trigger the release and regulation of hormone production in the body, allowing the body to better prepare itself for protecting an embryo. Some other possible benefits of acupuncture treatment for fertility issues include:

  • Reduced stress and anxiety levels
  • Improvement in ovulation for women with PCOS
  • Improvement in sperm count and quality in men with infertility
  • Possible regulation of gonadotropin-releasing hormone, which in turn could help regulate ovulation
  • Increased blood flow to the uterus, leading to an improved endometrial lining

If you want to try a natural therapy to improve your fertility, contact Parkside Health & Wellness Center today. We can give you an acupuncture consultation to see if this therapy could help you and your partner overcome fertility issues and conceive.