Needles Can Help Fertility

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Needles Can Help Fertility


New methods are now being used to help with fertility including needles! There are some people using acupuncture to help regulate and improve body functions that can help women become pregnant.

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture may seem daunting at first to have many needles all throughout your body. These extremely thin needles are placed in specific areas of the body where there are channels or meridians. When placed, these needles have the ability to regulate problem areas that are hindering fertility.

How can Acupuncture Help?

In combination with herbal medicine, acupuncture can help to increase blood flow and de-spasm tubes. With an increase in blood flow to the endometrium, a rich, thick lining can be produced for the fertilized egg to implant itself. Regulation of hormones and other bodily functions can help treat problems with infertility.

What are the limitations?

For women who seek IVF treatment, acupuncture can be used up until the 12th week of pregnancy to decrease chances of miscarriage. However, once the embryo has been transferred or insemination has occurred, areas near the lower abdomen should be avoided. For incorrect placement of needles, the woman may have an increased chance of a miscarriage.

Acupuncture may not be able to treat all infertility problems such as tubal adhesions caused by pelvic inflammation or endometriosis. Acupuncture along with herbal medicine can still help to improve tubal function.

For more information on how acupuncture can treat infertility click here.

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