Acupuncture for Infertility

Acupuncture for Infertility

Acupuncture is a practice that originated in the East, and has been used for over 3000 years. The Chinese have practised acupuncture as a normal everyday remedy for all types of illness. There are many advocates that claim that acupuncture is a valid method to treating infertility.

However in the West there is no hard evidence showing that acupuncture actually is a successful factor when treating infertility because in most situations a person will try several things at the same time. Success stories that indicate a patient has become fertile after acupuncture are usually combined with other treatments such as herbs, counselling, and maybe also drug prescriptions. Therefore one must question which critical treatment actually reversed the infertility.

Ancient myths point to a gradient flow of energy being restored in a person’s body as the answer to a question of why would acupuncture work.

Acupuncture typically regulates the blood pressure by stimulating the central nervous system. It releases endorphins which inhibit pain and gives the body the feeling of wellness. It also releases neurotransmitters and neurohormones, which help the body to heal itself.

However, many in the western culture attribute stress relief to be a more appropriate answer to infertility. Removing stress from your life as much as possible will not only assist in combating infertility but it will also lead to am healthier life. Removing stress may include taking time to rest daily, joining a support group, reading more, or adding leisure activities to your daily routine.

Acupuncture is an invasive procedure so there is some risk. One danger is the chance that a nerve is struck during the procedure and causing nerve damage. Any deep needling can be dangerous and cause temporary or permanent damage.

Needles that are not sanitized properly can cause diseases to be transmitted. Obviously never try acupuncture by yourself and research the matter fully before deciding to try it.

There are many natural options for infertility besides acupuncture. There are various herbs available that have a much greater documented success rate than acupuncture. Check out the article on Infertility and Herbs on this website for more information.

Acupuncture can be used in combination with infertility treatments in order to treat issues like hormonal imbalances. Since it helps regulate the body’s system, blood flow is increased to the vital organs and hormone levels are effectively regulated. It also improves ovarian and follicular function. It can increase blood flow to the endometrium, helping to facilitate a thick, rich lining.

Plus, acupuncture for infertility may improve the success rate of in vitro fertilization (IVF). With acupuncture, the embryo transfer process in IVF is shown to significantly improve resulting more often in a pregnancy.

Acupuncture can also be used to treat fertility problems like spasmed tubes. Although blocked tubes will not respond to acupuncture, spasmed tubes are often de-spasmed with acupuncture.

Like physical therapy, acupuncture is a process that helps the body to heal itself over time. It is better to do more than less. Women can be treated for three to four months before an insemination, in vitro fertilization (IVF), or donor-egg transfer. Women are also encouraged to receive acupuncture treatments pre- and post- embryo transfer. Continuing with acupuncture for this amount of time before a fertility treatment will also have a therapeutic effect.

Going through any fertility treatments can be extremely stressful for the couple and for the woman in particular. Acupuncture is a great way to reduce stress, anxiety and depression. With so many ways that acupuncture has a positive effect on infertility treatments, it makes sense for a couple struggling with infertility to try every option that is out there.

There are really very few risks when using acupuncture with infertility treatments. The biggest risk is that a miscarriage may develop if incorrect acupuncture points are used when a woman is pregnant. That is why using an acupuncturist who specializes in treating fertility disorders is extremely important for those who wish to include acupuncture in their treatment regimen.

Research suggests that the most effective fertility treatments involve a combination of acupuncture, herbal medicines, and traditional medical interventions, and healthy lifestyle.


What Infertility Means?

What Infertility Means?

So let’s discuss what Infertility means – basically problems with either conceiving a child, or with carrying out the pregnancy to its eventual fruitful end.

Infertility is the incapability of an individual to become pregnant, in case of females, or the incapability to induce pregnancy, in the case of males. The inability of an individual to carry a pregnancy to its full term is also considered as infertility. How does one recognize infertility? What are the signs of infertility?

The Signs

Signs of infertility are not always evident. Most people go through life without knowing there is a problem with their reproductive systems, attributing failed pregnancies to providence. In fact, miscarriages are the most common indicator of infertility. Signs of infertility in women:

In women, the signs of infertility are more readily recognized as compared to men. One cause is endometriosis – this causes the lining of the uterus to grow outside the uterus.

Bacterial infections may begin around the uterus and spread to other reproductive organs, resulting in infertility. Fibroids in the uterus are indicative of infertility.

Tumors in the cervix can often cause stenosis, or narrowing of the cervix, which is a common indicator of infertility. Ovulating before the tenth day and after the twentieth day of one’s monthly cycle, pre-menstrual spotting, menopausal symptoms, etc. are indicative of a condition called luteal phase defect, signs also.

Irregular menstrual cycles are the most common indication in females that they might have some problems with fertility. However, an irregular menstrual cycle is not conclusive in itself, but it is definitely one of the signs of infertility.

Issues regarding body weight are often indicators of being infertile. For a woman, being too thin, or anorexic, will definitely hinder pregnancy, since the body does not have the proper nutritional requirements, or the required strength.

Alternatively, obesity can also be a sign. Obesity is accompanied by hormonal imbalance, which affects the reproductive system and pregnancy.

Signs of Infertility in Men:

Like females, in males too, either obesity, or anorexia, is an indication that he is infertile. Apart from these, anatomical defects may also be signs of infertility. Undescended testicles, or damage to scrotum and the gonads, are possible indicators too. Wearing tight undergarments, or exposing the testicles to heat, may render the person unable to produce the required number of sperms, or unable to produce sperms altogether, resulting in infertility.

Medical Approach

There are many medical procedures for detecting the signs that help to determine whether an individual is infertile or not. Doctors usually prescribe one or more of the following medical tests:
Hysterosalpingography –  A dye injected into the vagina is monitored to check for blockage in the fallopian tubes or uterus.
Laparoscopy – if disease and other physical problems are present in the ovaries, fallopian tubes, or in the uterus, infertility is suggested. This may be detected through laparoscopy.

Holistic Treatment

Infertility is a problem which can be solved if it is addressed in the holistic way, which is, using a multifaceted method of healing.

Getting regular health checkups, taking supplements to combat existing problem, exercising and stress reduction techniques are only part of the holistic solution to infertility. The holistic approach is not only a surefire way to increase your chances of conception it also guarantees a safe and healthy pregnancy.

This article is based on the book ‘Pregnancy Miracle by Lisa Olson. Lisa is an author, researcher, nutritionist and health consultant who dedicated her life to creating the ultimate pregnancy solution guaranteed to permanently reverse the root of infertility, help you get pregnant quickly and naturally and dramatically improve the overall quality of your life, without the use of any prescription medication and without any surgical procedures.

Learn more by visiting the website –
Pregnancy Miracle


Infertility Help

Now I have rebuilt my website to offer infertility help and advice, still not sure how I lost all my data, but allows a fresh start I guess.

My main focus is Infertility issues, and trying to offer some advice to those who would like to know the facts about fertility, and how best to tackle infertility and get pregnant, using natural methods.

I will be researching latest trends and information about fertility, filtering the good from the bad, and posting to my blog ideas and links to other information sources.

The site will also contain articles and tips relating to general health, women’s health in particular and natural living as I have an enthusiastic  interest in cooking and eating well all part of improving the way we live.

So not just hormone infertility issues, this is the name of the website which I have set up, and is one of the major reasons for infertility, so this will be cover of course.

Meanwhile – this Infertility Miracle natural course has been around for a while and is recommended if you are starting to learn about infertility issues.

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