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Can Acupuncture Address Infertility And Improve Pregnancy Outcomes? Yes!

Can Acupuncture Address Infertility And Improve Pregnancy Outcomes? Yes!

Infertility challenges have become a growing concern for some who are interested in starting a family and it is estimated that nearly 10% of women of childbearing age in our country have difficulty getting pregnant or carrying a pregnancy to term.

Some common causes of fertility challenges include age-related deterioration, ovulation disorders, excess alcohol or nicotine consumption, fallopian tube damage, and uterine or cervical abnormalities.

Many women use acupuncture as a standalone treatment, or as an adjunct to popular fertility treatments such as IVF and IUI, to increase their chances of becoming pregnant.

Research shows that women who use acupuncture in conjunction with IVF are twice as likely to have the desired outcome than those who use just IVF. When compared to traditional treatment, acupuncture can decrease miscarriage rates substantially, by as much as 43%.

The way acupuncture works is an acupuncturist will insert paper-thin needles through the skin at strategic points on the body to heal blockages and restore the flow of energy.

There are several ways in which pregnancy acupuncture near you can boost your fertility. Studies show that acupuncture can boost the ability of different body systems to support ovulation and menstrual regularity.

Stress is a challenge for all of us. In addition to increasing the risk of health conditions such as heart diseases, diabetes, and depression, stress can make it extremely difficult for a woman to become pregnant and can even lead to a higher risk of miscarriage.

However, acupuncture can help reduce stress by stimulating the brain to secrete feel-good hormones that promote well-being. It improves blood flow, helping flush out unwanted chemicals from the body.

Acupuncture improves blood flow to the uterine arteries, helping increase the thickness of uterine lining, which in turn creates the ideal environment for implantation. And studies show that improved blood flow to the uterine arteries is associated with better pregnancy outcomes.

Acupuncture can help manage the symptoms of several reproductive health problems such as polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS, uterine fibroids, and endometriosis.

This ancient Chinese practice helps tensed muscles and mind to relax. Unfortunately, some people fear that because needles will be inserted through their skin, they will experience pain. However, this is rarely the case. Acupuncturists use hair-thin needles, instead of the hypodermic ones and these needles do not break the skin.

In actual fact, acupuncture deeply relaxes the mind and body, leaving many people feeling so relaxed, that they often fall fast asleep during treatments.

Monarch Acupuncture & Wellness is a trusted acupuncture clinic serving Walnut Creek, Lafayette, Pleasant Hill and Contra Costa County. We use acupuncture to treat everything from mild headaches to major fertility issues. To make an appointment, click here.