Did you know that acupuncture can improve your chance of pregnancy? Not only can it help with pain management, digestive problems, studies have shown that can also improve fertility. It is a wonderful option for those that are looking for a natural way to promote their fertility potentials, using the skilled Los Angeles fertility specialist, acupuncture can help to improve your chances of getting pregnant.
A Look at Acupuncture
Acupuncture has been in practice for thousands of years, and its use has been documented as far back as 3000 years ago. The knowledge of this amazing healing art was brought to the Western world in the 1600s by Jesuit monks, and it became fairly widespread in Europe. However, it has only become truly popular in the United States since the late 1970s.
Acupuncture works by stimulating the qi (chi) of specific points which are located on pathways or meridians all over the body. The blockage of qi in these meridians can cause pain and ailments, the acupuncture stimulation can help to eliminate the blockages and free up the pathways to ensure a smooth flow of qi. There are more than 400 points on the body where the needles can be inserted, but depending on your diagnosis, only 10-15 needles are inserted in one treatment.
Acupuncture for Pregnancy
Acupuncture can improve fertility by different mechanisms:
Improve the function of the ovaries to produce better quality eggs. Regulate hormones to produce larger numbers of follicles. Increase blood flow to the Uterus and Ovaries therefore increasing both Ovarian Sensitivity to gonadotropins and the Uterine Lining for implantation. Relax the patient to induce parasympathetic nervous system dominance. Lessen many of the unwanted side-effects of ART treatment. Mitigate the downstream effects of IVF stimulation in the uterine environment to enhance implantation and ongoing pregnancy rates. Decrease miscarriage. Improve semen densities in male factor infertility Enhance conception in ART cycles: IUI, IVF. Promote a healthy ongoing pregnancy without complications, and a healthy post-partum period.
Studies have shown that by using acupuncture you can improve your pregnancy rate. In one study done in Germany in 2002 showed that 42.5% of the women who received acupuncture treatment in conjunction with IVF treatments got pregnant, while only 26.3% pregnancy rate was reported for women who underwent IVF treatment without acupuncture. Other studies which have been done in recent years have also shown that acupuncture can improve pregnancy rate; especially if you are working with a Los Angeles fertility specialist to do IVF treatments.
Los Angeles is home to many qualified acupuncturists, state of California demands the most training for their acupuncturist in the nation, many acupuncturist who specialize choose to receive more training and a doctorate degree in their specialty. You will find that you can easily select one to help you with your fertility challenge.