When it comes to treating infertility, the combination of herbs and acupuncture is vital for the treatment to be effective. These two modalities deal with correcting imbalances that cause infertility in the body. Another effective way in treating infertility is to combine acupuncture with other conventional infertility treatments. The chances of success greatly increase when acupuncture is included in reproductive assisted programs like IVF, egg-donor transplantation and artificial insemination.
Acupuncture has been used for dozens of centuries in Eastern Asia as a means of treating many types of diseases. The improvement of blood flow and the production and release of beneficial neurohormones and neurotransmitters such as endorphins and enkephalins among others to treat maladies in the body and to help the body heal are some of the benefits that acupuncture can give a person.
Acupuncture will seem odd as a treatment for infertility for people raised in Western cultures; however, many people each day in the West, especially infertile couples who want to have a child, are becoming aware of the effectiveness of acupuncture in treating certain infertility conditions. Although some see it as a treatment of last resort, acupuncture is more effective in treating infertility than drugs. The only drawback of acupuncture treatment is the necessity of using hair thin needles to treat health conditions. However, the needles are not the same ones used for vaccination or injection. Acupuncture needles are very thin and non-hollow and they are made so as not to break the surface of the skin. There might be a slight sensation felt as the needles are inserted in the body but it is immediately replaced with a feeling of relaxation or rejuvenation once the needles stimulate the central nervous system to release chemicals to relieve pain in the body. Compared to other invasive, painful and distressing forms of infertility treatment, the sensation caused by the needles is nothing.
The use of acupuncture for infertility is effective because blockages that hinder energy flow to the reproductive organs and the endocrine system are removed allowing energy and blood to flow once more to those body systems which then corrects the fertility problem of the person.
Before deciding if acupuncture treatment is best for your fertility problem, it is best to consult with one’s physician to determine whether the problem you suffer from can be treated with acupuncture. Infertility caused by structural problems in the body cannot be treated by acupuncture. For problems like these, IVF, artificial insemination or egg-donor transplant are better options. For functional problems in the body that cause infertility, acupuncture then is the best alternative one can opt for.
For infertility, acupuncture treatment focuses on the three vital organs of the liver, spleen and kidney as they play are major role in the reproductive process of the person.