Lots of couples who are experiencing difficulties conceiving are turning to Acupuncture in support of fertility treatments, or to help prepare their bodies for pregnancy.
1. Stress Reduction
If you’re stressed about trying to conceive, research shows you have 12% less chance of falling pregnancy.
From a biological perspective, it makes sense for the human body to restrict chances of becoming pregnant while under higher stress levels.
Stress is mainly physically manifested through adrenaline and cortisol. A significant problem is the human body’s ability to recognise exactly how much stress is present. Because we get used to the higher levels of these 2 substances, we may be much more stressed than we think.
Stress is commonly treated with Acupuncture with around 80% of patients responding to the treatment – feeling reduced stress levels.
The benefit of reducing stress when attempting to conceive is clear.
2. Improve Sperm Quality
Too often couples assume the difficulties in conceiving are due to the woman. Actually, men suffer infertility difficulties about the same frequency as women.
This can be due to factors such as low sperm count, or abnormally sized and shaped sperm. A study published in Fertility and Sterility showed major improvements in both the quality of sperm, its overall health and its ‘activeness’ (motility).
You can read more on Acupuncture Today
3. Stimulate Blood Flow To The Uterus
Acupuncture helps improve circulation and blood flow to the uterus. This influences the menstrual cycle and ovulation. Studies have shown Acupuncture on the day of embryo transfer leads to an increased chance of implantation.
Read more about Acupuncture for IVF Support and the study showing a 26% increased chance of conception when using Acupuncture.