Acupuncture for Infertility

If you've been trying to get pregnant without success, your body may need a little extra help creating that ideal set of internal circumstances that make conception possible and pregnancy successful. While modern Western medicine tends to promote surgical or pharmaceutical solutions to fertility issues, you might be surprised to learn that acupuncture can also improve your chances of getting pregnant and carrying the baby to term -- and we provide New Albany acupuncture for infertility here at 1st Choice Health & Wellness.

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Factors in Fertility

A woman's body is considered fertile when it can make healthy eggs available for fertilization by sperm cells. To achieve this, each egg must be able to move freely from the ovary through the Fallopian tube to the uterus. A fertilized egg must then become implanted in the endometrium, the inner lining of the uterus, so the fetus and placenta can develop together. The endometrium must also thicken to provide this secure nesting place for the egg,

This chain of events is tied to the monthly menstrual cycle, but it doesn't always occur correctly or completely. For instance, if the fallopian tube is impassable, the egg can't reach its destination, while an endometrial lining that is too thin cannot retain or nourish the egg. Blockages in the fallopian tube may take the form of adhesions or other physical barriers, or they may simply be the result of muscular spasms in the tube. Lack of blood flow to the endometrium can prevent it from becoming sufficiently thick. A disorder called polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) can cause hormonal disruptions that make it impossible for the ovary to even produce an egg for fertilization.

Solutions From 1st Choice Health & Wellness

Research has shown that acupuncture can help patients overcome reproductive problems and overcome their difficulties in becoming pregnant. This appears to be largely due to acupuncture's ability to relieve stress, which in turn helps to normalize many physical functions, from hormone levels to circulation. When administered properly, acupuncture can:

  • Balance an endocrine system thrown off-kilter by PCOS to permit ovulation

  • Improve blood flow to the endometrium to aid in the tissue thickening and implantation process

  • Relieve fallopian tube spasms so the egg can pass through to the uterus normally

Acupuncture also supports a more healthy and comfortable pregnancy by reducing symptoms such as morning sickness, back pain, insomnia and anxiety. It is typically prescribed during the first trimester, since this is when miscarriages are most likely to occur.

Have More Questions About How Acupuncture Can Help with Infertility in New Albany?

Acupuncture doesn't treat every cause of infertility (such as fallopian tubes blocked by scar tissue, for example), but it can and does help many women conceive. If you'd like to learn more about this safe, effective approach, contact 1st Choice Health & Wellness at (812) 945-4500 to schedule a consultation about our New Albany acupuncture for infertility!


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