Acupuncture for Fertility and Pregnancy

Acupuncture for Pregnancy and Fertility


 Your acupuncturist can also help reduce the chances of a miscarriage. Studies have shown that women who get acupuncture have higher rates of getting pregnant as well as higher rates of carrying full-term.

Acupuncture works in conjunction with traditional fertility and pregnancy treatments. Many patients choose to use acupuncture as support for fertility treatments and procedures such as IUI or IVF. Getting acupuncture prior to and following these procedures improves the chances of successful implantation of the fertilized egg. Many fertility doctors are recognizing the benefits of this complementary medicine by recommending acupuncture for their patients.

Acupuncture treats pregnancy symptoms. Once you become pregnant, you may experience nausea, fatigue, or aches and pains. Your acupuncturist can help alleviate these symptoms safely and effectively without any side effects for you or your baby. We treat back pain, sciatica, hip pain, as well as delayed labor and even breech positioning. We are here for you throughout your whole pregnancy, and we can’t wait to help you create your family!

Acupuncture helps by addressing a wide variety of problems that affect fertility. Acupuncture can be used to correct neuro-endocrine imbalances such as an under-functioning or overactive thyroid, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), or elevated follicle stimulating hormone (FSH). By regulating the menstrual cycle, acupuncturists can assist with fertility problems such as anovulatory cycles, luteal phase defect, irregular cycles, heavy bleeding, and endometriosis.

Benefits of Acupuncture for Fertility and Pregnancy

Many cases of infertility are unexplained. Women with idiopathic infertility often benefit from evaluation by our well-trained acupuncturists, who can identify underlying imbalances in the organ systems according to Chinese medicine. The Chinese medical paradigm offers insight into many different factors that may be affecting the ability to become pregnant or carry to full term.

Acupuncture improves ovarian and follicular function, regulates the hormones, and increases blood flow to the endometrial lining to improve the chances of conception and successful implantation. In addition, acupuncture treatments are very effective at reducing overall stress, which is beneficial because stress can lower fertility hormones like progesterone. Plus, relaxation and rejuvenation are incredibly helpful during the journey of trying to conceive, which can be taxing for your mental and emotional health.

Acupuncture is performed by inserting ultra-thin, sterile stainless steel needles into specific acupuncture points on the body which reside on channels or meridians. The stimulation of points activate the central nervous system to perform certain functions determined by the point selection. Meridians are energetic pathways in both the exterior and interior of the body that help regulate physiological functioning of all the organ systems. Acupuncture points are chosen by your practitioner to adjust the internal environment of your body and regulate the bodily functions as needed to correct any imbalances or blockages that may prevent successful pregnancy.

Our group of expert acupuncturists at Acu-Na look forward to serving you in your journey. We also offer fertility and pregnancy massage to help relax and sooth your hardworking body! Making a brand new little person is hard on your body.

Ask about our affordable programs including acupuncture packages, community style acupuncture, and our monthly program for our member pricing specials.

 Written by Lily Gach, L.Ac of Acu-Na Wellness Center, our collaborative group wellness practice serving the Hendersonville, Fletcher, and South Asheville areas of Western North Carolina.

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