If you having fertility problems, then now is a great time to start acupuncture.
Getting pregnant isn’t always as simple as you think. So if you have been trying for several months and are having trouble conceiving, now is a good time to start acupuncture treatment. You can start acupuncture to help with fertility even before you have started on any conventional medical treatment.
How acupuncture for fertility can help
Helping you to establish and maintain a good menstrual cycle is the focus of your initial acupuncture sessions. In Chinese medicine, this relates to improving the flow of ‘Qi’ energy in the body and raising the body’s reproductive energy levels, so helping a pregnancy to occur naturally.
Chinese medicine believes that when the body is in balance periods should be pain-free, without any clots or flooding, and last for around five days. PMS symptoms such as breast tenderness and irritability are viewed as symptoms of imbalances that are in the body.
Sometimes this energy balance can be restored with acupuncture meaning that a pregnancy can occur without you needing to seek any medical intervention.
Acupuncture and IVF
The aim of acupuncture before and during IVF treatment is to reduce any down-regulation side effects you may be feeling from the medication and to promote the reproductive energy of your body (essential for good egg development).
In Chinese medicine theory if the Qi is flowing well in the right areas of the body at the key times in the IVF cycle, then the chances of you having a successful IVF cycle will be greatly improved. So acupuncture is used to boost the flow of Qi at specific times during your IVF protocol.
Some reproductive clinics even recommend a course of acupuncture to improve the success rates of their IVF treatment. So the sooner you can start acupuncture treatment the better.
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Fertility acupuncture FAQ's
That’s great, the sooner you can start acupuncture the better! Many people happily find they become pregnant just using acupuncture alone and they don’t need to go on to have further investigations or IVF treatment.
Don’t worry, none of the acupuncture points are in embarrassing or intimate places. Most of the points used will be in the lower arms and lower legs. Sometimes extra points in the back or tummy are used to boost the treatment.
It certainly can! Lots of studies have shown that acupuncture before and during IVF cycle can improve the chances of a successful cycle. Now some private fertility clinics even offer acupuncture sessions as part of their service.