Have you heard of fertility acupuncture treatment? Has someone recommended you to try it? Some women use acupuncture to relieve stress while they are trying to conceive. But the treatment goes beyond that. Acupuncture can help boost fertility.
While getting poked with needles does not seem like the most appealing way to enhance your chances of getting pregnant, some research has shown that acupuncture can help women conceive. Getting needled can be worth your time and money, especially if you have been trying to conceive for quite some time.
Acupuncture’s Potential to Increase Your Chance of Conception
The verdict on whether acupuncture does increase fertility is still out, but there’s already some promising research.
A small study has found that performing acupuncture before and after an in vitro fertilisation (IVF) embryo transfer is more likely effective than making lifestyle changes to get pregnant. A review of several studies has also shown that acupuncture improved the chances of conceiving in women undergoing IVF.
Benefits of Trying Acupuncture for Fertility
Acupuncture has been proven to help reduce depression, which is a common problem among women who are struggling with infertility. It also minimises stress and anxiety that can contribute to fertility problems. Here are other ways the treatment can improve your chances of getting pregnant:
It Helps Regulate your Menstrual Cycle.
The use of acupuncture in boosting fertility comes down to the idea that conception is possible when the Yin and Yang energies of your body are in balance and flowing properly. By stimulating those energy channels, you are gently reminding your body what it is supposed to be doing and when.
It Boosts Male Fertility.
Acupuncture does not only work for female fertility. It also assists men who are trying to conceive. Whether your partner is struggling with sperm motility or sperm count, difficulties with libido, or any other fertility-related concerns, a certified and expert acupuncturist can design a comprehensive treatment plan to help them father children.
It improves IVF and IUI outcome.
If you are following an infertility regimen or choosing IVF, acupuncture can play an important supportive role. They work well together the medications your doctor prescribes and regular acupuncturure help to stimulate your ovaries. Some doctors will recommend you to try acupuncture prior to and after an IVF transfer.
It Promotes Ovulation.
If you are not ovulating (anovulatory), inserting needles in points of your abdomen can create or jumpstart a menstrual cycle. If you do not know why you are having trouble conceiving, having acupuncture treatments balance every stage of the menstrual cycle.
It Helps you Relax.
Plenty of patients said that acupuncture helped them feel better physically and mentally. So, it may help you relax and not stress as much about the challenges you are facing while you are trying to conceive.
If you are having difficulty conceiving and are unsure of what your next step should be, you may want to give fertility acupuncture treatment a try.
Risks of Trying Acupuncture for Fertility
Acupuncture is a safe treatment. However, it is important to seek out the advice of a certified and licensed professional who know the ins and outs of infertility care. You can ask your GP or reproductive endocrinologist for recommendations.
Carefully look at the needles that the acupuncturist will be using in your treatment to ensure they are individually packaged, single-use needles. Make sure your acupuncturist will be using an alcohol swab on the skin before inserting a needle.