Acupuncture has been considered one of the most effective alternative and complementary treatments to help improve fertility, and may studies have shown its efficacy. If you’re considering one of the many options of alternative medicine for fertility Los Angeles can offer you, it may be a good idea to consider acupuncture and Chinese medicine.
Acupuncture is usually used in conjunction with herbal medicine; this will have a positive impact on your fertility potential. Acupuncture and Chinese herbs will help to improve blood flow, stimulate endocrine system to release and balance hormones, improving ovulation, and reducing inflammation which in turn can improve your fertility. It also can be used in treatment of a wide verity of gynecological disorders which can negatively impact on your fertility such as endometriosis, ovulatory dysfunction, polycystic ovarian syndrome, luteal phase dysfunction, dysmenorrheal, and migraine headaches.
Acupuncture as an Aid to IVF
If you are going to consider IVF as a fertility treatment, it is recommended to add acupuncture to your treatment for better outcome. It is recommended to start acupuncture and Chinese herbs treatments at least three months before starting the IVF treatment for better outcome. This will allow the body to relax and have a significant impact on your endocrine, uterus and ovaries. However, if you want to start your IVF right away, acupuncture can help for better stimulation and reducing your stress throughout the treatment course.
Acupuncture is wildly use during embryo transfer; many studies have shown improvement in pregnancy rate in patient who received acupuncture during their embryo transfer. The protocol dictates getting an acupuncture treatment half an hour before and after the embryo transfer. Many acupuncturists will accommodate you by coming to the reproductive endocrinologist labs to render these treatments.
Many acupuncturists continue to treat their patients well into the pregnancy. Acupuncture can help with morning sickness, fatigue, constipation, and pain which are associated with pregnancy. Also for patients with chronic miscarriage, it is important to continue their acupuncture treatments within the first trimester to reduce the miscarriage rate.
Are There Risks of Using Acupuncture for Fertility?
Acupuncture is a low risk modality, using a well-trained acupuncturist you can rest assure that there are no risk of organ or nerve damage, however it is important that acupuncture might cause small bruising. It is important to find the right acupuncturist who specializes in fertility.