Acupuncture has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for more the 3500 years and, helps your body to release endorphins which can have positive effects with infertility.
In this Blog, we look at how Accupuncture can help with infertility and how help to maximise your chance of a pregnancy.
How Does Acupuncture Work?
Acupuncture works by stimulating nerve endings deep below the surface of the skin. When the nerves are activated it prompts the body to release beneficial naturally occurring chemicals known as endorphins which improves blood flow and rebalances the body.
Very fine stainless-steel needles are inserted into the skin and promotes natural self-healing during the stimulation process which helps to clear energy channels and aims to restore and maintain health.
How Does Acupuncture Help with Infertility?
There are several ways that regular acupuncture sessions can help with infertility. Regular treatment can also help balance the endocrine system and to help improve egg and sperm quality.
Stress: Stress can take a huge emotional and physical toll on the body for those suffering from infertility. Acupuncture is an effective way of prompting the body to release beneficial endorphins, leaving you feeling less stressed and more relaxed, giving your body a much needed break.
Hormone Regulation: Acupuncture can help to correct the flow of hormones by stimulating the adrenal glands, ovaries and other reproductive organs, meaning it can really help to balance hormones and help with women who are suffering from Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). Evidence suggests It can also help to improve sperm count and quality for men.
Improved Blood Flow: For female infertility, acupuncture can help to increase blood flow to the uterus and reproductive organs which can help to thicken the endometrial lining and prepare the body for embryo implantation.
For male infertility, acupuncture can help with improving sperm production by improving blood flow and reducing inflammation in the testicles and pelvic cavity.
Can Acupuncture Boost My Chance of a Pregnancy?
Studies and evidence around the world suggest that Acupuncture does play a beneficial role for women and men suffering from infertility and can help to boost fertility levels. However, as with most research, there isn’t enough strong evidence at the moment to definitely prove that it improves pregnancy success rates.
Here at Fertility Retreats we strongly believe that Acupuncture really can help with reducing stress levels, improving blood flow to the reproductive orangs, help to improve ovulation issues, help to regulate the menstrual cycle and to improve sperm health, which are all contributing factors to helping you to maximise your chance of a pregnancy.
Is Acupuncture Safe?
Acupuncture is a very safe procedure when carried out by a fully qualified professional. The needles used are sterile and disposed after one use. The needles used are much smaller than traditional injection needles, which means having Acupuncture does not feel the same as having an injection.
Strict hygiene is also followed as the needles are disposable, pre-sterilised and also individually packaged, which means there is no risk of contamination or infection during the process.
Are There any Side Effects to Acupuncture?
Many people have no side effects whatsoever. However, some people do experience some side effects, which can include, mild headaches and fatigue. Any side effects tend to be extremely mild and short lived