Acupuncture, combined with Amma Therapeutic Massage and herbal medicine, has been used for centuries to treat certain cases of infertility. The benefits of using acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine for treating infertile couples can found in the earliest Chinese medical texts dating back to the first century. Acupuncture is also used as complementary treatment with modern fertility treatments. The couples who will benefit most from using wholistic remedies alone are those who are experiencing functional problems such as irregular ovulation or low sperm count rather than structural problems. For those experiencing structural problems, acupuncture, Amma and herbal medicine can provide excellent complementary therapy to western treatment methods.

Acupuncture helps by balancing out the body’s energy system and stimulating the circulation of energy and blood to the reproductive organs, as well as balancing out hormone levels. This not only helps to regulate the menstrual cycle but also helps to increase ovarian function in women and sperm production in men. Acupuncture also increases blood flow to the endometrium helping to produce a thick, rich lining. The treatments stimulate the whole body to achieve optimum health thus providing optimum conditions for conception to take place.

Many studies have shown that acupuncture is effective as a complementary therapy for women who are undergoing other fertility treatments. Studies have shown that acupuncture definitely increases the chances of pregnancy in women undergoing in-vitro fertilization. Studies also demonstrate that doing acupuncture before and after in-vitro fertilization can increase the likelihood that the embryo will be implanted successfully and diminish the chances of miscarriage.

There are also indications that the effectiveness of the IVF drugs and procedures may improve if acupuncture is done about once a week in the month or two leading up to the start of IVF and then continued regularly — once or twice a week — during the entire cycle.

Amenorrhea, endometriosis, blocked fallopian tubes, weak immune systems and hormonal imbalance can all be positively affected by these traditional methods. In addition, herbal formulas that tonify specific functions in the body related to infertility can also be extremely beneficial especially when combined with other wholistic treatments.


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