What is Infertility?
Infertility is the biological inability of a person to contribute to conception. may also refer to the state of a woman who is unable to carry a pregnancy to full term.Infertility is more common amongst women.
Facts about Infertility
About 10 percent of women (6.1 million) in the United States ages 15-44 have difficulty getting pregnant or staying pregnant, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Most cases of female infertility are associated with problems with ovulation, which are often caused by polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). Women that are not ovulating normally may experience irregular or absent menstrual periods.
Contributing Factors of Infertility
- Poor Nutrition
Many infertility-related conditions can be effectively treated including: Uterine fibroids, hormonal imbalance, amenorrhea, recurrent miscarriage, and endometriosis.
Acupuncture for Infertility
Acupuncture is an infertility therapy that works by stimulating qi, the body vital energy. When qi blockages form, illness or malfunctions such as infertility occur. Acupuncture treats infertility by moving qi from areas where it may be in excess to areas that are deficient. Acupuncture creates an optimal health state for maintaining a full-term pregnancy.
Acupuncture for infertility addresses stress levels, emotional imbalance, sleep patterns, energy, and digestion to improve whole mind-body functioning. Your acupuncture physician may recommend Chinese herbal formulas to supplement your acupuncture therapy.
Acupuncture and Western Medicine
Acupuncture is a holistic therapy that can increase egg production naturally for women who choose not to take fertility medications. For those who choose IVF treatment, acupuncture may be safely utilized as a complementary therapy and can enhance relaxation during IVF treatment.
Acupuncture improves ovarian function in women by regulating the endocrine system, which aids in stabilizing hormone levels. By balancing hormone levels, acupuncture can regulate menstruation and ovulation.
Reproductive health can be improved in many ways with acupuncture. Acupuncture increases blood flow to the uterus, resulting in thickening of the endometrial lining, which is necessary for implantation. Follicle production is increased with acupuncture, which stimulates blood flow to the ovaries.