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Fertility Acupuncture: A Healthy Alternative to Expensive Fertility Drugs

For some women, the ability conceiving comes easy.

For others, it can be a much more difficult and stressful problem. We know that often it's easy to get emotional and feel like it's your fault that you can't conceive. Sometimes, you feel like you'd be willing to try anything to have a baby.

If you are having trouble conceiving, it can be tempting to turn to fertility drugs for help.

However, a woman's body is already exposed to a wide array of toxins, chemicals, and other harmful materials in everyday life. Adding in another drug can significantly increase the chances of prenatal complications.

Thankfully, there do exist natural and homeopathic methods that can aid in conception.

In this post, we're going to talk to you about one of the best ones out there: fertility acupuncture. 

Fertility Acupuncture and Conception

Fertility acupuncture is a great, natural option. Acupuncture is extremely safe. Also, it can be twice as effective as the leading fertility drugs. 

How does it work?

Traditional acupuncture is the application of fine, sterile needles into specific points of the body.

The idea is to stimulate the body's natural healing process. In a fertility treatment, the needles help balance the natural hormones in a woman's body. Acupuncture has been shown to help regulate the menstrual cycle, which alone can increase a woman's ability to conceive.

Acupuncture for fertility treatments can be used to increase the health of follicles and improve blood flow to the uterine lining.

This aids in the implantation of an egg.

This type of treatment is also used to treat under- and over-functioning thyroid problems that can affect pregnancy. It has also been shown to aid in the fertility of women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). In addition to the fertility benefits, acupuncture can also be used to help induce labor

Procedure, Risks, and Overall Effectiveness

Patients typically undergo treatment for three to four months prior to insemination. The frequency of sessions can range from five times a week to once a month - though more is recommended over less.

Treatments may continue through week twelve of pregnancy as to reduce the risk of miscarriage.

Acupuncture treatments have minimal to no risks. That's especially true when you look at acupuncture in comparison to its pharmaceutical counterparts.

However, incorrect placement of needles can increase a woman's risk of miscarriage. Thus, it is important to seek fertility acupuncture from a trained specialist in the practice.

While acupuncture treatments have been shown to be successful in increasing a woman's ability to conceive, they do not treat all forms of infertility. But it can still be beneficial. The combination of acupuncture and an herbal regimen can improve ovarian and follicular function.

Is Acupuncture Right For You?

Many experts agree that the most successful treatments for trouble conceiving are a combination of fertility acupuncture and herbs.

Unsure if acupuncture is the answer for you?

Learn more about how acupuncture and herbal medicine can aid in your pursuit of natural conception. Reach out to a practitioner to schedule an appointment.

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