Acupuncture has been used for gynecological issues for thousand of years, including irregular or absent menstrual cycles, painful periods, PMS, fertility issues, and menopausal symptoms. If you and your partner have been struggling to get pregnant, acupuncture is an important and effective option to explore to support your chances of conceiving. Here’s why:
- Acupuncture helps to regulate the menstrual cycles. For optimal chances of conceiving, you first have to have a regular cycle each month. Ideally, cycles should be about 28 days in length. However, exact cycle length does vary from person to person. By focusing on the reproductive and endocrine systems, acupuncture helps to support a healthy monthly cycle.
- Increased blood flow increases egg quality. One of the ways that acupuncture is helpful for so many conditions is by increasing the blood flow to an area of distress or disease. Increased blood flow to the reproductive organs brings fresh blood, oxygen, and nutrients to developing eggs. Eggs with optimal blood and oxygen supply have been shown to have higher rates of fertilization and developmental potential.
- Acupuncture helps to reduce stress levels. Trying to conceive should be an exciting time. However, when things don’t progress as expected, it can be incredibly stressful. Acupuncture helps to reduce stress levels so that your body can focus on fertility rather than coping with stress.
If you’re struggling to get pregnant, consider adding in acupuncture. If you’ve moved into IUI or IVF, acupuncture can still help! Please reach out and let’s talk about how acupuncture can help you.