Acupuncture and Fertility
A holistic treatment improving your chances to conceive naturally
Fertility acupuncture, a natural treatment that has stood the test of time for millennia. Today it makes its way into the mainstream as a scientifically justifiable treatment.
Want to optimise your reproductive health naturally? Looking for something less invasive yet effective? Fertility acupuncture is the gentle treatment that could help you conceive.
Because reproductive health is complex, it is vital to choose fertility acupuncture specialists like us, who truly understand this specialized field.
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In 1996 scientists discovered, that a specific type of fertility acupuncture improves the blood flow to the uterus and ovaries.
A healthy blood circulation is crucial for making a baby. Optimal blood flow normalises reproductive organ function, brings more oxygen, delivers nutrients and hormones.
Studies have shown, increased blood flow to the ovaries results in healthier eggs and embryos. Furthermore, acupuncture has been shown to improve the quality of follicular fluid.
Research concluded that this natural treatment helps your uterus to produce a three-layered uterine lining. This is the most fertile lining associated with greater chances to conceive both naturally and with assisted reproduction.
As a specialist at one of the IVF clinics in Auckland worded it, acupuncture may help to perfect your uterine lining.
And if you’re trying to conceive, you are bound to benefit from increased blood flow to your reproductive system.
Not all fertility acupuncture is equally beneficial. When designing your treatment protocol we take into account what has been shown to work in studies and adapt this to your individual context.
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“Acupuncture was reported to be effective in the treatment of female anovulatory infertility…”
“Acupuncture is worth trying in the treatment of female infertility due to inflammatory obstruction of the fallopian tubes, where it seems to be superior to conventional therapy”
The above excerpt is from a book published by the WHO in 2002. There has been plentiful new research published on acupuncture and infertility since then. And fertility acupuncture use in the treatment of infertility is expanding a study by study.
Most of our fertility patients wish they started acupuncture earlier.
Specialising in reproductive acupuncture we mostly care for patients who already have a diagnosis of infertility. Some have spent years trying various treatments that failed.
The good news is, that more women are choosing this natural therapy as a first-line treatment before the referral to the specialist for IVF, IUI and pharmacological treatments.
And this makes sense. This time-tested therapy may help you conceive naturally. And should you not be able get pregnant with acupuncture alone, it is likely you will need less invasive treatments and get to your goal sooner.
Consider starting this natural treatment as soon as you start your folic acid.
To summarise, acupuncture is effective and safe option to support your fertility. It’s a smart choice to try acupuncture first, so hopefully, you will not need more invasive treatments such as IVF, IUI or similar. Not to mention, our natural alternatives are normally just a fraction of the cost of IVF.
Acupuncture for fertility
- Minimally invasive when compared to in vitro fertilisation or intrauterine insemination
With some reproductive disorders, acupuncture and herbs alone will not suffice.
Depending on your case, combining acupuncture with IVF, IUI or other reproductive intervention may be the quickest way to the baby.
The integration of acupuncture with these treatments will speed up your journey and will reduce the side effects of Western medication.
For example, this natural treatment significantly increased pregnancy rates in women undergoing in vitro fertilisation (IVF) in a German study in 2002. There were other studies reproducing similar results.
Furthemore, acupuncture was also helpful to reduce risks associated with IVF, like the risk of miscarriages, tubular/ectopic pregnancies.
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