Infertility and Acupuncture

Infertility and Acupuncture

Have you been trying to conceive and have been unsuccessful?

Perhaps you’ve even been told by your medical practitioner that you are infertile. While this definitely makes conceiving more difficult, it doesn’t mean it is impossible. Understanding the causes of infertility can help you to choose the best method of treatment.

Research estimates that 10 to 15% of couples in the U.S. are struggling with infertility, which usually means that the couple has frequent unprotected sex for at least a year and has not yet conceived. Some people are born with fertility issues at birth, some problems are inherited, and other causes are related to diet and toxins. Issues can be related to sperm count or with the delivery of sperm. The woman may actually have ovulation disorders, fallopian tube damage, or cervical abnormalities. There’s any number of issues that can arise and the causes of which aren’t always identifiable. Fortunately, alternative treatments for infertility have proven successful for a large number of couples.

One very effective alternative treatment has been acupuncture. Eastern cultures have used acupuncture for centuries to treat infertility. Essentially, acupuncture inserts small needles into specific points on the body, which can regulate body functions. Acupuncture helps because it focuses on the underlying issues, such as detoxifying the body, improving thyroid function, increasing sperm count and so forth. Though the causes of infertility aren’t always identified in western medicine, acupuncture can heal without such a diagnosis. When conducted accurately and regularly, acupuncture has reversed infertility in many couples.

Like any other medical treatment, you need to be sure that you are working with a licensed professional. Similar to medical physicians, acupuncturists usually focus on specific issues or disorders. You’ll want to find an acupuncturist that specializes on infertility. If you think you may be struggling with infertility, reach out to a professional today.


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