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How Does Acupuncture Help With Infertility?

November 4, 2014 4:07 am Published by Leave your thoughts

    Acupuncture is one of the oldest forms of natural medicine practiced in the world. It works by stimulating specific points on the body along certain pathways, called meridians, using ultra-thin needles. Acupuncture helps with infertility in four major ways. Many infertile couples are dealing with high levels of stress, depression and anxiety. The first way that acupuncture can help them is by raising the levels of endorphins and certain neurotransmitters like serotonin. This naturally helps them to feel better and improve their ability to cope with stress, depression and anxiety. Secondly, acupuncture directly effects a woman’s ovaries and uterus. This is mediated through improving the the neuroendocrine modulations and improving the blood flow. The effective balancing of hormones can help regulate the menstrual cycle and aid in ovulation. The enhanced blood flow to the ovaries and uterus stimulates the production of healthy eggs and builds a rich uterine lining. For women undergoing IVF, studies have shown that acupuncture treatments significantly improve the success rates. In a 2002 study in Germany involving 160 women, acupuncture treatments raised the IVF success rate from 26 percent to 42 percent. In addressing the fertility issue, it’s also important to consider the male... View Article