Enhance Fertility with Acupuncture in Dallas
Acupuncture and herbal medicine have been used to promote fertility for thousands of years. Together they can regulate menstrual cycles, normalize hormonal systems, and increase blood flow to the uterus. As a convenient side effect, acupuncture also reduces stress and anxiety that can otherwise decrease fertility. Chinese Medicine approaches each patient as an individual case and can treat your unique presentation.
Western medicine is excellent for treating critical, life-threatening conditions, however it falls short when addressing conditions that affect our quality of life and ultimate health. Not all couples experiencing difficulty becoming pregnant are ideal candidates for invasive methods of modern medicine. If their dysfunction is more subtle in nature, then a gentle natural method of treatment is more appropriate and better suited.
Acupuncture with IUI and IVF
For those couples that are good candidates for IUI and IVF, Chinese Medicine acts as an extremely useful addition to modern Western medical interventions. A 2002 landmark study published in the medical journal Fertility and Sterility found that the pregnancy rate increased 16.2% in women that received acupuncture in conjunction is assisted reproduction therapy.
Acupuncture has been shown to greatly increase the success of in-vitro fertilization. It can improve the quality of your follicle, increase the success of implantation, and improves the likelihood of carrying a baby to term. A 2015 study in Reproductive Biomedicine Online showed that women undergoing IVF with donor eggs who utilized Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) had a 23% increased chance of having a live birth delivery over those women who did not use TCM. It is important for women to begin receiving treatment several months before starting IUI of IVF, in order to properly prepare her body for implantation. Herbal Therapy is also a key component in treating fertility through Traditional Chinese Medicine and an important component in treatment. Read more about the studies that have further established the benefits of acupuncture in conjunction with IVF here.
- Irregular Ovulation
- Elevated FSH
- Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
- Luteal Phase Defect
- Poor Egg Quality
- Habitual Miscarriage
- Ovarian Cysts
- Unexplained Infertility
Lifestyle Changes to Improve Fertility (this goes for you too, guys!)
- Consume an anti-inflammatory diet to help balance your hormones
- Obtain at least 8 hours of quality sleep each night
- Incorporate acupuncture and prescribed herbal supplements
- Reduce stress in your life
- Exercise at least 3 times per week
- Maintain a healthy body weight
- Steer clear of cigarettes and alcohol
- Limit your exposure to environmental toxins
- Track your cycle to learn when your conception window is
- Read additional ways of improving sperm quality and quantity
Check out this presentation on Optimizing Fertility and Egg Quality with Lifestyle and Nutrition!