Acupuncture can increase fertility by reducing stress, increasing blood flow to the reproductive organs and balancing the endocrine system, according to several studies and medical research.
Acupuncture as a treatment for infertility shows great results both for men and women. Acupuncture can be considered as successful treatment in restoring fertility in patients, by improving the sperm quality; ovaries function and balancing the endocrine system and hormones. We also prescribe a custom blend of Oriental Herbs to help conception.
Infertility treatment and Stress:
Stress is a big issue for infertility treatment (even good stress). With a long wait time for results to come, then the next try is not until the next month or later…. Acupuncture is very relaxing and calming to the body. Many people have undergone this treatment and found it to be helpful in getting relieved from stress and anxiety.
Stress constricts blood flow to arteries in the pelvis, which means that blood flow to the ovaries is reduced. Acupuncture switches off fight or flight responses, to improve blood flow to ovarian arteries, which improves follicle development and egg quality.
How long does acupuncture take to work?
Based on the individual’s presentation, we typically work with patients for 3-6 months. Keep in mind it takes 3 months to develop new eggs. We let patients decide how long to try acupuncture treatments because it may take longer..
Acupuncture and Western Medicine:
Western medicine has shown that acupuncture releases endorphins and activates natural pain killers. Now Western Doctors see that it affects other biological functions as well. Oriental medicine sees acupuncture as improving functioning by correcting blockages, improving blood flow or imbalances in the organs.
A 2013 article in the Journal of Endocrinology presented the results of a series of animal studies done at Georgetown University Medical Center which showed that rats who endured stress conditions and then received acupuncture had lowered blood hormone levels secreted by the hypothalamus pituitary adrenal (HPA) axis, which controls reactions to stress and regulates processes like the immune system, digestion, emotions and moods, and sexuality.