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Can Acupuncture Improve Egg Quality

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Poor egg quality is one of the most common causes of female infertility, especially in women 35 and older. Egg quality is important as it affects embryo quality and the chance of conception.

What is Egg Quality?

Egg quality indicates how prepared a woman’s eggs are to become an embryo after fertilization. In order to become a healthy embryo, the egg needs to have enough chromosomes. The chromosomes of the egg need to be able to successfully combine with the chromosomes from the sperm to form a healthy embryo.

What Factors Affect Egg Quality in Women?

As women age, the quality and quantity of their eggs start declining. By the time a woman reaches 40, poor-quality eggs usually outnumber healthy eggs. If a poor-quality egg is fertilized, one of two things could happen – either the embryo won’t implant, or it would implant but not develop properly, resulting in a miscarriage.

Though older women (40 and above) are more likely to have bad-quality eggs, younger women below 35 too can have bad-quality eggs. Young women may have poor egg quality due to a number of reasons including immunological and genetic issues. Smoking and cancer treatment can also affect egg quality.

How Can Acupuncture Help?

Many women struggling with infertility turn to acupuncture to improve their egg quality. Acupuncture for fertility in Walnut Creek can help stimulate reproductive hormones, helping boost the quality of eggs.

Acupuncture is known to help purify blood, making it flow evenly. Oxygen-rich blood nourishes eggs, which helps improve their quality. The end goal is to help the patient end up with a strong fetus in a healthy body that can provide essential nutrients for its development.

In addition to using acupuncture techniques and traditional Chinese herbs to improve blood circulation to your ovaries, your acupuncturist may recommend certain lifestyle changes.

If you smoke, your therapist may come up with a plan to help you quit smoking. They may recommend exercises for stress relief and improving blood circulation to the ovaries. They may want you to add healthy foods such as fresh veggies, fruits, leafy greens, lean meats, and nuts to your diet.

Sometimes the immune system attacks a growing embryo. Acupuncture helps address this problem by regulating immunity. Acupuncture for fertility helps regulate your menstrual cycle, reducing your dependence on drugs to get pregnant.

Having trouble getting pregnant? Monarch Acupuncture can help. Our acupuncturists use time-tested traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) techniques to treat infertility naturally. To make an appointment with one of our TCM practitioners, book an appointment.