Acupuncture - Does it Work for Fertility?
acupuncture treatments help reduce the symptoms and increase
the chance of getting pregnant?
is a alternative medicine technique used by the Chinese for over 3,000
years. It is used to treat an extensive collection of health problems.
This technique involves having a licenced practitiioner insert very
fine needles in specific places on the body. It is believed that this
will stimulate the energy flow called "Qi" needed to bring the body
back into health.
One reason why people may not have tried acupuncture is the fear of
needles. Unlike the "needles" you get when they need to draw blood from
you veins, these needles are very fine.
Indeed, many people undergoing
acupuncture only reports very minor sensation such as a very mild
Acupuncture Work for PCOS?
scientific evidence shows that acupuncture can be effective
in treating a variety of health conditions. It is believed that it can
stimulate the body's natural production of hormones that can fight off
the sensation of pain.
There are studies to show that acupunture can improve fertility in
those women who do not suffer from PCOS.
PCOS acupuncture treatments?
are studies done both in infertile females and animals (rats
specifically) that acupuncture can reduce the symptoms of PCOS as well
as increase fertility rate.
In the study done on rats,
acupuncture stablized the female hormones to allow for normal ovulation
to occur. This caused the enlarged ovaries to come down in size.
Another study done in women showed improved blood flow to the ovaries.
a study of 24 infertile women who did not have periods, 38% of them
eventually were ovulating. This required up to 14 sets of treatment and
it took at least 2 months for this to happen. This studied used
acupuncture needles that were attached to an electrical current
However, acupuncture does not seem to work for severe cases of PCOS,
only mild cases.
Keep in mind that there are also studies done that show that
acupuncture did not do anything to improve fertility rate.
and IVF (In-vitro fertilization)
is very expensive treatment option as many couples are aware. If you
are plannin on using IVF to get pregnant, acupuncture can also boost
the likelihood of getting pregnant.
Indeed, one study showed that combining acupuncture with conventional
IVF treatment boost the fertility rate 50%.
Treatment and Natural Remedies for Fertility
Perhaps an excellent option would be to combine acupuncture with using natural remedies for
fertility. Following a fertility
diet can be very helpful as well.
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