Problems with conceiving can not only be frustrating but devastating. Fertility can often be an uncomfortable subject without any prominent presentation until the issues emerge. The causes and severity of fertility can vary widely between individuals. Common problems are often related to hormonal imbalances, inflammation and cervical disease. However, though modern medicine has learned a great deal about the causes of infertility, for 1 in 4 couples, the cause cannot be identified.
This is where fertility acupuncture can provide an alternative to conventional medical approaches. In this article, we’ll examine how choosing an acupuncture clinic may be beneficial for increasing your chances of conception.
Fertility Acupuncture: How it Works
Fertility acupuncture is a safe and effective way to increase the chances of conception. The treatments are given to both partners to improve sperm quality and ovaries’ function by balancing the endocrine system and hormones. This begins by understanding the potential underlying causes of infertility:
Common causes include:
- For men – abnormal sperm, low sperm motility or low sperm count.
- For women – polycystic ovarian syndrome, hyperprolactinemia, thyroid problems, hormonal imbalance, or poor egg quality.
Sometimes both partners may have various issues. Using acupuncture, specific areas of the body are targeted in the lower body to increase blood circulation and remove blockages that affect the circulation of qi. The treatment varies from one week to six months, with sessions lasting between 45-60 minutes, usually a 60 minute initial and a 45-minute follow-ups for fertility.
In research, this approach was found to be highly effective in cases of low sperm mobility, polycystic ovaries and hormonal imbalances. Scientists believe that by stimulating and removing the nervous system and hormonal blockages, the body’s natural immunity can be restored. In combination with Chinese herbs, male and female patients showed promising results.
Where Can I Get Treatment?
At Acubody, we know how the struggle to conceive can affect people’s lives and well-being. This is especially true if you’ve tried many options without success. The traditional Chinese medical approach views such problems from a holistic point of view.
Sometimes individual treatments are not enough; this is where a comprehensive look at the body can be vital. In complex cases, the problem is often not contained in one area. There can also be emotional, psychological and physiological issues at work.
To get a new perspective on fertility, we offer patients a range of combined treatments to target the problem. You can talk to one of our consultants at our acupuncture clinic in London to get a tailored treatment plan.