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Acupuncture for Fertility
Whether you are trying to conceive naturally or with the help of assisted reproductive technology, Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine can help you to start or grow your family.
What are the important factors for fertility? And How can Acupuncture Help?
Conception and pregnancy are complicated processes that depend upon a number of factors, including:
1.Healthy sperm and the sperm's ability to fertilize the egg when they meet: Acupuncture can improve sperm count, mobility and sperm-DNA-fragmentation.
2.Healthy eggs: Acupuncture is often combined with chinese herbs to improve ovarian and follicular function. Conditions such as elevated follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), luteal phase defect, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) with annovulatory cycles can be treated well by Acupuncture.
3.Unblocked fallopian tubes that allow the sperm to reach the egg: Acupuncture can be used to treat any type spasmed tubes. Spasmed or swollen(could be caused by infection or inflammation) tubes are often de-spasmed with acupuncture, though blocked tubes by old scar tissue of chronic infection or surgery will not respond to acupuncture within a short period of time.
4.The ability of the fertilized egg (embryo) to become implanted in the uterus and grow. Acupuncture can increase blood flow to the endometrium, help to facilitate a thick, rich uterus lining.
5.sufficient embryo quality and adequate hormone environment for its development.If just one of these factors is impaired, infertility can be the result. Acupuncture can help to maintain the adequate hormone level in the pregnant women's body to prevent miscarriage and ensure the pregnancy to progress to full term . Typically most miscarriages occur within the first three months of pregnancy. Consequently, treatment of patients may often last through week twelve to help prevent miscarriage
In a study by Stener-Victorin et al from the Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology Fertility Centre, Scandinavia and University of Gothenburg, women are encouraged to receive acupuncture treatments pre and post embryo transfer. Clinical observations from the Berkley Center for Reproductive Wellness suggest that the most effective fertility treatments involve a combination of acupuncture, herbal medicine, and traditional medicine. However, conception occasionally occurs when acupuncture and herbal medicines are used without traditional medical interventions.
Most fertility specialists recommend at least 8-10 Acupuncture treatments before progressing to insemination, in vitro fertilization (IVF), or donor-egg transfer.