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Infertility

 

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Acupuncture can increase fertility by reducing stress, increasing blood flow to the reproductive organs and balancing the endocrine system, according to several studies and medical research. The goal in Chinese medicine is a comprehensive one, to balance your body systems which are seen as the root of most health issues, including infertility. 

Among many other benefits, acupuncture can provide better blood flow to the ovaries and uterus, creating a stronger cahnce for an egg to be nuorished and carried to term.

 

Traditional Chinese Medicine departs from the premise that imbalances cause health problems and that it is "Qi" the invisible energy that makes possible healing and life itself, regulating spiritual, emotional, mental and physical balance. When the flow of qi is disrupted through bad diet, lack of sleep, stress, poor health habits or other circumstances, pain and/or disease can result. Acupuncture helps to keep the normal flow of this energy unblocked, thereby increasing a couple's chances of conceiving.

While 40 percent of infertility is caused by problems in the female, another 40 percent is caused by problems in the male, such as low sperm count or motility. The cause of female infertility stems from problems such as anovulation and endometriosis. The remaining 20 percent is caused by unknown factors.

One of the ways acupuncture infertility treatment increases fertility is by reducing stress, which is often a key factor in the fertility of both men and women. When people are under stress, the hormone cortizol is released in the brain. This alters the brain's neurochemical balance, thus changing hormone levels and disrupting the pituitary balance that is key to the reproductive cycle. Because of the delicate balance between the hypothalamus, pituitary, and reproductive glands, stress is capable of preventing a woman from ovulating entirely. This can contribute to the cause of female infertility. Stress can also create spasms in both the fallopian tubes and the uterus, which can interfere with movement and implantation of a fertilized egg. In men, stress can alter sperm counts, motility, and cause impotence. Acupuncture infertility treatment counters the effects of stress and cortizol by releasing endorphins in the brain. 

The most common cause of female infertility is an ovulation disorder, in which the release of a mature egg from the ovary is prevented, usually because of a hormonal imbalance. Without enough progesterone, for example, the fetus is unable to attach to the uterus. High levels of prolactin, the hormone that stimulates the production of breast milk, can also prevent ovulation. While the fertility drugs commonly prescribed for women can produce a 20 to 60 percent pregnancy rate, they also commonly include such side effects as abdominal tenderness, bloating, fluid retention, weight gain, and nausea. Some studies show that they may also cause breast cancer. Unfortunately, these medicines do not fix the root cause of the problem of infertility.

Acupuncture treatments, produce few or no side effects while stimulating the hypothalamus to effectively balance the endocrine system and its hormones. It is able to get to the root cause of female and male infertility.