Acupuncture Fertility & IVF Acupuncture Success
As doctors of traditional Western medicine increasingly recognize the benefits of Eastern and holistic medical treatments, many obstetricians and gynecologists are referring their patients for acupuncture and other natural treatments for help fertility issues.
Acupuncture treats the body as a whole, focusing on meridians that correspond to specific organs within the body. By manipulating acupuncture points, imbalances within the body can be corrected, thus bringing the body to a balanced state of being.
Infertility can be caused by a number of factors in both males and females, including hormonal imbalances, stress, anxiety, and nutrition. By bringing both males and females back to a state of functional alignment, acupuncture can correct the imbalances which often impede fertility, making it more likely that a couple will be able to conceive successfully.
In addition to general recommendations of acupuncture to women and men experiencing infertility, many in-vitro fertilization specialists are incorporating acupuncture into traditional IVF procedures, recommending both before and after IVF acupuncture treatments to their patients.
Studies based in China, the United States, and Germany all have concluded that IVF when combined with acupuncture is more successful due to the fact that acupuncture increases blood flow to the uterus, and improves the sustainability of the uterus.
Acupuncture is often combined with other holistic treatments including the use of herbs for various health issues including infertility and weight management.
Pacific Palisades, CA May 15, 2013
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