Acupuncture and Endometriosis – Fertility
How reproductive acupuncture can improve your chances to conceive when you have endometriosis
Endometriosis is a common reason for infertility. In fact, it reduces chances to conceive in 4 out of 10 women.
Despite it being so common, we still don’t know the exact reasons why endometriosis causes infertility. Having said that, a very likely suspect is Inflammation. Endometriosis and inflammation are good at fuelling each other.
As we know, that inflammation compromises natural conception by affecting ovulation and hormone production. Furthermore, it creates an inhospitable environment to both eggs and sperm, alters endometrial receptivity.
The more severe is the endometriosis, the worse are the effects of it on your fertility. In some cases even IVF can’t surpass endometriosis damage.
With IVF the eggs are fertilised in vitro. You may think that this will prevent the potential harm caused by inflammation. But even in case of IVF compromised uterine receptivity reduces the chances of implantation.
Because acupuncture interferes with the mechanism of inflammation, it becomes especially useful in calming endometriosis. As a result, less inflammation, less damage to eggs and sperm, better uterine receptivity. Above all, you more likely to fall pregnant.
Scientists are continuing to look for answers why endometriosis affects fertility. There has been some evidence that it may compromise your uterine receptivity. Again, acupuncture is the good news. It can restore the receptivity as well as optimise the quality of the uterine lining.
As you have noticed by now, we use acupuncture not only to manage your endometriosis symptoms. Our treatment is designed to reduce inflammation as well as to regulate your cycles and improve your uterine receptivity.