Acupuncture can be used to strengthen, support and balance overall health and well-being providing a safe, effective, drug-free and natural approach to treating infertility.
This ancient and time tested modality improves fertility and supports a women's whole body creating the potential for health, healing and childbearing.
As early as 1996 the Human Reproduction Journal reported on a study using ultrasound to evaluate blood flow to the uterus during acupuncture treatments. The study showed that acupuncture increased the blood flow to the uterus. A relaxed uterus with the increased blood flow allowed for the successful implantation of an embryo within the uterine lining.
In the issue of Fertility and Sterility, April 2002, a report on a study showed that acupuncture when used in conjunction with Assisted Reproductive Techniques (ART) can improve the chances of a successful pregnancy.
At the Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York, studies in 2002 also showed that acupuncture increases blood flow to the uterus, reduces anxiety and stress, normalizes hormones and regulates the menstrual cycle. Reducing stress in women going through ART helps their body to relax so hormones can be regulated. A balanced endocrine system works optimally to regulate ovulation, especially in women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome.
Acupuncture is also a good choice for those women who want to conceive naturally. When the Qi, the vital energy, and blood are circulating freely, all organs and tissue are nourished, and a woman's health and fertility are enhanced. Acupuncture raises the fertility potential for women by changing the quality and balance of the flow of Qi and Blood within the body. An acupuncturist will treat the root causes of imbalance and improve the body's natural healing potential