Infertility is a disorder that affects certain men and women all over the world. For women infertility strikes one out of every six women. One of the more common causes of female infertility are endometriosis, ovulation problems and blocked fallopian tubes. There are reproductive assisted programs for women who are unable to conceive naturally. One popular artificial treatment is in vitro fertilization, which has a success rate of less than 40%. Some women prefer a more natural alternative other than the ones offered by Western medicine.
Some women suffering from infertility have set their sights on acupuncture St Helens treatment as a valid prospect in their quest to become mothers. Having just been introduced in the United States in the 1970’s, acupuncture is now one of the most sought after alternative treatments in the US. Actually, acupuncture is an ancient Chinese treatment that dates back 5,000 years ago. It is now widely used in the US to treat a broad range of illnesses and disorders, including infertility. How does the application of needles in the body help in achieving conception?
Acupuncture for infertility treatment can be used as a stand-alone treatment or as a complement to other infertility treatment programs. The nature of one’s fertility can determine what particular role acupuncture will play in the resolution of one’s fertility problem. Acupuncture is effective as a stand-alone treatment if the cause of one’s infertility is non-structural. A structural problem such as blocked fallopian tubes can be best addressed by other medical treatments. A non-structural problem or a functioning problem such as hormonal disorder, anovulation or polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) can be effectively treated by acupuncture.
Acupuncture works by inserting hair thin needles into specific parts of the body. These needles according to ancient Chinese tradition, help normalize the endocrine function. Normalizing the endocrine function leads to a normal menstrual cycle and ovulation. The needles are said to release neurochemicals that cause beneficial effects to the body and allow the body to correct itself. The needles also help improve circulation to the reproductive system. Thus, the reproductive organs are nourished with blood and vital energy allowing them to function normally. The uterus is nourished allowing the uterine wall to thicken and be healthier providing a good environment for the embryo to develop normally.
The beauty of this treatment is that the woman does not need to undergo invasive procedures that bring stress to the mind and body, which in turn lowers the chances of conception. In contrast to fertility pills, which contain harmful chemicals that cause side effects, acupuncture is all-natural and so beneficial to the body in many ways. With acupuncture, fertility problems are not the only problems addressed. Acupuncture can treat other health problems not associated with infertility. It also allows the mind and body to relax and feel tranquil thus removing physical and mental stress altogether.