Acupuncture is an increasingly popular regimen that is used in addition to Western modalities for treating infertility. One of the ways acupuncture increases fertility is by reducing stress. This is almost always an important red flag in regards to fertility in both men and women. When the body is constantly in the “fight or flight” mode, the adrenal glands will produce additional cortisol and adrenaline.
Our Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation center offers Acupuncture to help boost fertility in both our Red Bank and Wall, NJ locations. Learn more about how Acupuncture treatments can help with infertility.
The challenge with this is that in order to make cortisol, the body needs progesterone. Progesterone is responsible for nourishing the uterine lining in preparation and during pregnancy. Unfortunately, constant stress and demand for cortisol decreases the levels of progesterone. Inadequate levels of progesterone not only interfere with the reproduction process, but the lack of progesterone is a key reason why many women are challenged with PMS, hot flashes, night sweats, etc.
What are the risks with Acupuncture for Fertility?
There are minimal risks in using acupuncture for fertility. Many Acupuncturists even encourage patients to continue receiving treatments through the first trimester to help prevent miscarriage.
Acupuncture can be used to treat any type of fertility disorder including spasmed tubes. Spasmed tubes are often de-spasmed with acupuncture, through blocked rubes will not respond acupuncture.
In some circumstances, for instance tubal adhesions which can occur as a result of pelvic inflammatory disease or endometriosis.
Acupuncture can help with issues like fertility but it can also help improve your overall health and well-being. Acupuncture can work to create balance and peace and produces improved energy.
Many ask – how does Acupuncture work?
Acupuncture is a technique that uses needles at precise points on the body to encourage the body’s natural healing and improve functioning. The needle creates and provokes a deep response in the central nervous system, dilating the blood vessels and bringing in an influx of healing elements to the affected area and help nourish and restore the peripheral nerves. Without acupuncture, this response is hard to create.
If you are interested in learning more about Acupuncture for infertility contact our office today to schedule a consultation with our Licensed Acupuncturist.