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How Can Acupuncture Help With Fertility?

Acupuncture can help with all stages in the fertility journey from conception to delivery. Some benefits of acupuncture include:

  • Improves ovarian function for production of better quality eggs
  • Regulate the hormones and increase ovarian response function
  • Regulate the menses and increase the blood flow to the uterus, thickening of uterine lining.
  • Improve male issues such as sperm quality and quantity
  • Relieve stress associated with trying to concieve
  • Strengthens the Immune System
  • Reduce the side effects of hormone treatments
  • Improve the success rate of IVF
  • Reduces the side affects of fertility drugs used in IVF
  • Decrease the chances of miscarriage and increase the rate of live birth

After the birth of baby, mothers are encouraged to continue acupuncture treatment. During the postpartum stage, acupuncture is used to treat the following:

  • Postpartum depression
  • Fatigue
  • Insufficient or excessive lactation
  • Mastitis
  • Post-operative healing in the case of C-section

Acupuncture is a safe, comfortable, and effective way to treat many problems commonly present during prenatal and postpartum stages. Acupuncture can treat healthy moms or moms with pre-existing medical issues. It is safely used during pregnancy for the following conditions:

  • Physical problems such as sciatica and back pain
  • Fatigue
  • Morning sickness
  • Heartburn
  • Pregnancy induced hypertension
  • Breech presentation
  • General health
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Labor preparation
  • Post-due date labor stimulation