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8 Ways Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Can Support Fertility

With the Easter Holiday coming up (eggs and bunnies), we wanted to address a subject
that we get asked a lot by hopeful new families.

How can acupuncture help us get pregnant?

Acupuncture and Chinese medicine have been used to treat infertility for centuries. 8 Ways Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Can Support Fertility, Sunshine Healing Arts Acupuncture & Wellness in Atlantic Beach, Florida
There is a growing body of research that supports the effectiveness of these techniques in increasing fertility and helping couples conceive.

One study, published in the Journal of Clinical Acupuncture and Moxibustion in 2018, found that women who received acupuncture for infertility had significantly higher rates of pregnancy and live birth compared to women who did not receive acupuncture.
Another study, published in the Journal of Integrative Medicine in 2017, found that a combination of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine was effective in treating infertility due to polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine can aide in fertility in the following ways:

1. Regulating menstrual cyclesRobin Barlow, AP offers Acupuncture in Atlantic Beach, Florida

Acupuncture has been found to regulate menstrual cycles and improve the quality of the menstrual flow, which can increase the chances of conception.

2. Boosting ovulation

Acupuncture can stimulate the production of hormones that promote ovarian function, leading to increased ovulation.

3. Improving sperm quality

Acupuncture can improve sperm quality and quantity by reducing oxidative stress and inflammation in the reproductive system.

Sunshine Healing Arts Acupuncture & Wellness in Atlantic Beach, Florida

4. Balancing Qi

In traditional Chinese medicine, infertility is often seen as an imbalance of Qi, or life energy. By balancing the flow of Qi through the body's meridians, Chinese medicine may help to restore fertility.

5. Improving Blood Flow

Chinese herbs and acupuncture improve blood flow to the reproductive organs, which can help support fertility.

6. Regulating Hormones

Chinese medicine practitioners can recommend herbs and acupuncture treatments to help regulate hormones that play a role in fertility, such as estrogen and progesterone.

7. Augmenting Western Fertility Treatments and IVF

During Western medical fertility treatments, acupuncture is recommended by local fertility8 Ways Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Can Support Fertility, Sunshine Healing Arts Acupuncture & Wellness in Atlantic Beach, Florida treatment centers. Calming the cortisol production associated with the stress of a complicated fertility journey is just the beginning. Helping appropriate blood flow to the uterus and ovaries, improving the receptivity of the body, and maximizing your body's response to medications are all major factors in assisting the process of finally getting and staying pregnant!

8. Supporting Overall Health 

In Chinese medicine, fertility is seen as a reflection of overall health. By promoting overall health and wellbeing with a combination of diet, lifestyle changes, and herbal supplements, Chinese medicine may support fertility.

At Sunshine Healing Arts we are here to support you at any point on your fertility journey.

If you’d like to speak to us regarding fertility, please reach out for an appointment or a complimentary consultation.


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