Acupuncture for fertility can help stimulate the flow of Qi and blood to the reproductive organs. It can also help improve egg quality and reduce stress. Before you begin treatments, you should check with your obstetrician to ensure that you are indeed pregnant. If you are undergoing IVF, you should avoid using acupuncture in pregnancy.
Acupuncture stimulates Qi
Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medicine technique in which needles are gently inserted into specific points on the body to stimulate Qi. Qi is energy that flows through the body and can be either too abundant or deficient. By stimulating specific points of the body, acupuncture helps to restore the normal flow of Qi and improve fertility. The treatments can last from a few weeks to several months.
Acupuncture helps to increase blood flow to the uterus, which helps the lining to absorb nutrients and hold onto the embryo. However, it is not a cure-all for fertility issues. It will not work for women with structural defects, fibroid tumors, or low hormone levels.
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, an imbalance in Qi and Blood circulation can cause infertility. When these energies are blocked, a woman may experience stagnancy, deficiency, or heat syndrome. These symptoms can affect the quality of the sperm, as well as the ovaries.
Acupuncture increases blood flow to reproductive organs
Acupuncture has been shown to increase blood flow to reproductive organs, especially to the ovaries and uterus. The increased blood flow is believed to nourish the lining of the uterus, which aids in the implantation of an embryo. Acupuncture is also known to increase the levels of endorphins in the body, which are hormones that promote calmness.
One of the most common medical reasons for infertility is a weak lining of the uterus. By increasing blood flow to the lining, acupuncture improves fertility and may even reduce the risk of miscarriage. Another possible reason for infertility is high levels of stress. Acupuncture helps regulate stress levels by stimulating the central nervous system, which releases chemicals that improve overall mood. Women who suffer from infertility report feeling better after acupuncture sessions. Acupuncture has been proven to increase fertility rates by as much as 26 percent.
In women who suffer from irregular menstrual flow, acupuncture may help increase blood flow to the reproductive organs. The uterus needs sufficient blood flow to nourish a fertilized embryo during the nine months of the gestational period. The menstrual cycle can provide vital information about the lining of the uterus. For example, if the flow of estrogen is heavy or irregular, it may indicate that a woman is receiving too much or too little estrogen. An acupuncturist can help restore proper levels of estrogen in the uterus.
Acupuncture improves egg quality
Acupuncture has been proven to improve egg quality for infertility treatment, including IVF. It works by optimizing the ovarian environment before embryo transfer and supporting healthy ovarian follicle development. Though it cannot reverse DNA damage in individual eggs, it can help eggs live up to their potential by supporting mitochondrial activity.
Acupuncture works by increasing blood flow and circulation to the reproductive organs. It also helps to balance hormones. Eggs take three to four months to mature. When combined with a balanced diet, acupuncture has the added benefit of improving egg quality. It also improves sleep and reduces stress.
During the pre-conception phase, a woman should start using acupuncture to improve egg quality and sperm quality. Her fertility doctor should monitor basal body temperature in order to determine the right treatment. A woman should begin acupuncture treatments three months before her IVF cycle. A systematic review of previous studies revealed that women who began using acupuncture treatments before conception were three times more likely to get pregnant.
Acupuncture reduces stress
Acupuncture has been proven to reduce stress for women undergoing IVF treatments. It is known to help reduce cortisol, a hormone that disrupts the reproductive cycle. Stress also affects the pituitary gland, which is responsible for maintaining a healthy hormonal balance. As a result, stress reduction may improve fertility outcomes.
A study performed in Australia found that acupuncture can reduce stress associated with infertility. Women who had acupuncture before their embryo transfer achieved pregnancy at a higher rate than those who did not. The difference between women who experienced less stress was not statistically significant, although it could have been due to the attention that the acupuncturists gave the patients.
Acupuncture is a safe, non-invasive treatment that helps infertile women become fertile. It can also improve the effectiveness of modern fertility treatments. It can also be safely performed during pregnancy, and is generally safe for both men and women. It can also be used to alleviate pregnancy-related symptoms, such as morning sickness, back pain, heartburn, headaches, depression, and sleep problems.