The ancient healing art of acupuncture has been used in the Orient to relieve pain and treat many forms of illnesses. The treatment involves the use of filiform sterile needles inserted at points in the body to address conditions of different body organs. The points used in needling have underlying energy vessels called meridians that carry vital force or life energy the Chinese call chi, which travels throughout the body nourishing the body with needed energy to grow and remain healthy. The needles have the ability to remove or set up blockages in the meridians to regulate a body function enabling it to function normally. A clear example of this type of regulation is the ability of the acupuncture needles to regulate the function of the thyroid gland. When the thyroid gland is over functioning, it can lead to hyperthyroidism and when it functions weakly, hypothyroidism sets in. The needles can either slow down or quicken thyroid function depending on the manifested symptoms. Acupuncture can be a very good way to treat infertility and combined with Chinese herbal medicine can effectively treat various kinds of male and female infertility.
Like most natural forms of treatment, acupuncture requires several treatment sessions spanning three to four months for infertility therapy. Sometimes acupuncture is used to augment the success of other infertility programs such as artificial insemination. The use of herbal medicine with acupuncture for improving fertility can help in the treatment of follicular and ovarian dysfunction. It helps improve blood flow to the endometrium creating a thick and sturdy lining for the embryo to attach itself during gestation. This is very practical for egg-donor transplant and in vitro fertilization treatments as it greatly improves the chances of survival of the embryo.
Selecting a licensed acupuncturist who specializes in infertility and pregnancy cases is highly advised to prevent complications and pregnancy problems. One particular risk of selecting an unlicensed and poorly qualified acupuncturist is a miscarriage that can occur when wrong acupuncture points are stimulated. To find a licensed acupuncturist near your place visit the website www.nccaom.org.
Miscarriages often can happen during the first three months of pregnancy. Acupuncture can be safely used after the 12th week and can continue up to the time of delivery.
Acupuncture for pregnancy and infertility has become a very popular treatment and couples are attracted to it because of its natural safe and very effective attributes. As a matter of fact, many medical doctors are now licensed and practicing acupuncturist who offer acupuncture services in their office. An OB/GYN doctor who is a licensed acupuncturist is an ideal one to seek treatment for fertility or pregnancy problems. If people want to try IVF treatment, they should consult a physician first because undergoing this type of treatment is a major undertaking in one’s quest to achieve pregnancy.
Enliven Health and Wellness is an acupuncture clinic in San Antonio, TX with licensed acupuncturists treating infertility.