For centuries, acupuncture has been used to manage and cure a variety of ailments from back pain to asthma. Recently, couples have been turning to acupuncture to help with fertility issues – and it’s working.
In reality, acupuncturists have used the ancient technique to treat infertility for ages. The practice includes inserting tiny needles into the skin in areas of the body that are considered energy points. These energy points are believed to be connected to vital physical and emotional stimulation areas.
Fertility Acupuncture Works
Acupuncture for fertility is no exception, practitioners believe that by allowing the body to function in a more balanced way, fertility should, can and does result. In a study published in the Journal of Fertility and Sterility in 2002, German researchers found that using acupuncture in conjunction with IVF treatment protocols did in fact increase fertility among 80 women tested.
Besides being used in conjunction with IVF, practitioners say acupuncture can stimulate egg production. Since many women are resolved to try IVF because of health risks or risks of multiple pregnancy, many feel acupuncture as a viable safe solution to infertility.
How Acupuncture for Fertility Works
Practitioners state that clearing the body of impurity through a healthy diet, exercise, and regular acupuncture treatment can help couples conceive. This is due to the fact that acupuncture moves an individual’s Qi where it is most needed. The Qi (pronounced chee) is an individual’s life force and manipulating one’s Qi to different areas of the body can promote healing, pain relief, and maintain body-mind balance.
Practitioners believe when the life force of a woman is stimulated, she is able to “accept the creation of new life.” Basic fertility acupuncture treatments focus on energy points linked to reproductive organs of the body. Acupuncture treatment focuses on moving areas of abundant Qi to areas that may be deficient. It is recommended that a woman undergo treatment a few times a week for several months in order to reap the full benefit of conception promoting acupuncture.
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