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Acupuncture for Conception

Acupuncture is a medical system based on TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) that dates back more than 2,500 years ago. The system involves the use of fine needles inserted at certain points in the body and operated by a certain device. The imbalance in the “Qi” or body energy that flows around channels called “meridians” is corrected by the acupuncture method.

It is strongly believed that stimulating the more than 500 points in the body can get the body energy flowing. Acupuncture can treat various health conditions that include anxiety, acne, back pain, nausea and more. The needles used should not hurt, as they are as thin as a strand of hair and so is fine.

How Does Acupuncture for Conception’s Treatment Works?

Acupuncture can help increase a woman’s chances for conception by re-balancing the energy flowing through the meridians. It will also reduce stress, which is a common cause of infertility and it will make you relax.  It will improve the flow of blood to the reproductive organ and it balances the endocrine system.  These claims are backed by several medical researches and studies. When there is a better blood flow, a stronger chance is created for an egg to be nourished. For males, there is also evidence proving that acupuncture can enhance how fast sperms swim (sperm motility) and also the levels of the scrotum, the healthy environment for sperms.

Acupuncture Is Fast Becoming a Popular Method for Conception

Many fertility clinics today are employing acupuncture providers or they would refer a patient to a trusted local acupuncturist.  As the process itself is harmless and no side effects have been recorded, more women are amenable to the fact that acupuncture conception will increase your chances for success and is worth a try.

Things Required Before an Acupuncture Conception Session

The acupuncture provider will require the result/s of your fertility test/s, details of your menstrual cycle and your full medical history. Your appointments will include needle treatments, advice on changes in lifestyle as well as diet that can boost conception.

Acupuncture is a licensed profession.  While some members of the medical community seem to have skepticism about acupuncture because of the small amount of scientific evidence that it can help conception, a bigger number believes the stimulation done by acupuncture to nerves and muscles can really help a woman in getting fertile.

Inserting Acupuncture NeedlesAcupuncture vs. Fertility Drugs

When a woman is prescribed with fertility drugs, the chance of boosting fertility rate is from 20 – 60 per cent; but with these drugs come some side effects that include nausea, weight gain, fluid retention, bloating, tenderness in the abdomen and some more.  In some researches, it has been proved that fertility drugs can also cause breast cancer.

In contrast, acupuncture conception produces only few or no side effects at all, but also does the fertility boosting functions performed by the drugs. This function is to stimulate the hypothalamus of the brain to balance the hormones of the endocrine system and then promote fertility. This is among the reasons why women who want to get pregnant choose acupuncture over taking fertility drugs.

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