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Infertility and Acupuncture Palm Harbor Therapy

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Acupuncture originated in China and for thousands of years has been a popular form of treatment for various kinds of illnesses for the Chinese.  It works by inserting fine needles into the skin and manipulated to treat medical conditions and to relieve pain.  Acupuncture is effective in controlling and regulating blood pressure because it balances the function of the central nervous system.  Acupuncture also stimulates the nervous system to release endorphins to relieve pain and to give the body a feeling of vitality and freshness.  Acupuncture also activates neurohormones and neurotransmitters to help the body self-heal.

Acupuncture is a perfect complement to infertility treatment modalities such as In Vitro Fertilization or IVF.  Whereas acupuncture causes the body to relax, the uterus has to be in a relaxed state to nourish and accept the egg.

Acupuncture in combination with infertility treatments treats hormonal imbalances. Acupuncture improves blood circulation and with blood flow comes adequate nourishment of the major organs.  The organs function well allowing the body functions to normalize.  As a result, hormone levels stabilize improving follicular and ovarian function.  The improved circulation causes the endometrium layer to thicken giving IVF a better chance of success.  Because of this, acupuncture has now been a standard modality for IVF treatments.  Some cases of spasmed tubes are treated with acupuncture.  Acupuncture coupled with herbal medicine addresses cases of elevated FSH or follicle stimulating hormone, polycystic ovarian syndrome or PCOS, some cases of hyperprolactinemia, luteal phase disorder, unexplained infertility and repeated miscarriages as well as male infertility like poor sperm quality.

For best results in achieving pregnancy, acupuncture therapy is usually given for three to four months before infertility programs, such as donor-egg transfer, IVF or insemination is carried out.  These programs are very stressful and invasive and the mental state of the woman directly affects the outcome of the program.  They can cause stress, anxiety and depression; acupuncture can help her deal with these emotional pressures and help the woman persevere with these programs successfully.

As long as a qualified acupuncturist experienced in infertility issues and knowledgeable in and fertility programs performs acupuncture the risks are minimal with acupuncture combined with infertility treatments.  Electro acupuncture is a very efficient mode of acupuncture; it can quicken the treatment of both fertility programs and acupuncture treatment.  What’s more, electro acupuncture is a safer and more natural alternative to fertility medications many of which are laden with toxins that can cause serious side effects not only for the woman but also for her child when it is conceived.

Added with herbal medicine and other traditional and natural means, many experts believe that acupuncture is the most effective and safest form of fertility therapies; however, it must be noted that acupuncture by itself is not enough for conception; medical approaches to achieving conception are needed as well.

Written by Valerie

July 30th, 2012 at 12:51 pm