Without a doubt, acupuncture has been shown to help heal infertility and is one of the best and most effective ways to strengthen your reproductive system.
Begin acupuncture treatments as soon as possible. Now! Today! Immediately! Acupuncture is a wonderful and life changing way to get to the root of some of your fertility problems. Numerous studies have shown that acupuncture dramatically helps infertile couples get pregnant and increases the success rate of IVF and other assisted reproductive technologies.
Acupuncture improves ovarian function, hormonal balance, and helps regulate the chemical pathways in the ovaries, pituitary gland and hypothalamus.
Some studies have shown that acupuncture increases your egg health, and keep eggs healthier than they would normally be without treatment.
Acupuncture also increases blood flow to the ovaries and the uterus, which is very important, because enhanced blood flow can help thicken the lining of the uterus.
Acupuncture also helps correct problems in the endocrine system, which includes the thyroid and hypothalamus, key organs in fertility. Acupuncture can strengthen the liver and kidneys, and help activate the brain to release hormones that stimulate the ovaries, adrenal glands and other organs involved in reproduction.
Acupuncture can moves the body over from a track of disease and dysfunction to a track of health. It enhances your energy, removes energy blocks in the body, and shifts energy back on to proper pathways. If there is a blockage in your energy pathway, acupuncture can clear the blockages and allow energy to flow smoothly. By rerouting blocked energy, acupuncture restores the proper balance of yin and yang in the body.
Begin the process of acupuncture and commit to it. To see the benefits of acupuncture takes time and patience. Don’t expect to go just once or twice and suddenly have your energy in perfect tune. It takes consistency, but if you stay on track with your weekly treatments, you will eventually see great results.
Try to find someone who has some experience treating infertility patients, but if you can’t, that is fine too. If possible, try to go at least twice a week. If you can afford it, go three or four times or as many times as you can.
If money is an issue, you may want to talk with your acupuncturist about getting treatments at a reduced rate. They may be open to giving you a discount if you commit to a certain number of appointments each month, or if you offer to pay up front for five to ten or more appointments at once. Some acupuncturists may discount the treatments for bulk payments. Or some might give you a discount if they know your situation and know you are going to be a long-term customer. In some areas, there are also community acupuncture clinics, also known as group acupuncture, that offer a sliding scale for treatments and are significantly less expensive than one-on-one appointments.
The more acupuncture appointments you can do, the better. Once, during the week I had an IUI scheduled, I went three times to help me conceive, which I ended up doing successfully.
Up until the actual time that you do an IUI or IVF, you can continue acupuncture. There is some disagreement as to whether or not acupuncture should be done once you are pregnant. That is a personal opinion and should be researched and discussed with your acupuncturist. I reserved this wonderful treatment for pre-pregnancy preparation only. If you have an upcoming IVF or IUI, do acupuncture a few times before the procedure.