Acupuncture in Fertility
Healthy parents produce healthy babies and healthy babies in general become healthy children and healthy adults. Pre-conception. Just like preparing the soil to plant a seed to grow into a tree. We can prepare the internal environment in a woman to grow a baby. Ideally 2 or 3 months prior to conception. Factors like egg quality, endometrium thickness, a woman’s immune system, digestion, nutrient absorption and blood flow to reproductive organs can all be significantly improved upon using Acupuncture. Therefore increasing a woman’s chances of falling pregnant. From a Chinese Medicine viewpoint we also look at a woman’s nutrition, exercise, lifestyle and stressors. According to the World Health Organisation (W.H.O) infertility is a 50/50 responsibility of both female and male factors. So let’s not forget the men. Most important factors influencing male fertility are the Sperm Morphology (shape) and Motility (swim). Both are factors significantly improved upon with regular Acupuncture treatments and Chinese Herbal Medicine.
If you have been trying to fall pregnant for 6-12 moths without success and you have had tests to rule out any obvious reason. Then Acupuncture also has a high success rate with unexplained infertility. Acupuncture helps to regulate your period. Regulating your period increases your chances of falling pregnant, weather you have no period (Amenohea) or it is just irregular, to short or too long. Acupuncture appears to improve the way the hypothalamus, pituitary and ovary glands work. Acupuncture can regulate your menstrual cycle. A regular menstrual cycle is an indication of good ovary function and good hormone balance. Working and communicating with each other.
Acupuncture in Pregnancy
Acupuncture can be used to assist with a range of pregnancy related conditions, offering women an alternative to taking medication. While Acupuncture is viewed by many as an ’alternative’ medicine, it’s use in pregnancy is widespread in certain countries such as Denmark, France, Germany, Switzerland and New Zealand, where midwives undertake specialized acupuncture training.