Infertility is a common, heartbreaking issue for many couples. In fact, the CDC has reported that approximately 6.1 million women in the U.S. age 15-44 have struggled with becoming or staying pregnant. The good news though, is that there are a lot of resources available to help you conceive!
Acupuncture and other homeopathic treatments have been studied and proven to significantly enhance fertility. Women who seek fertility help through acupuncture often go from producing only 3-4 eggs per cycle to producing 6-10 eggs of better quality and larger follicle size. Take a look at how acupuncture and other natural remedies help prepare the body for optimal conception!
How can acupuncture enhance fertility?
Reproductive hormones are a fundamental aspect of successful fertilization. Acupuncture helps improve ovarian function, regulate your endocrine system, and correct hypo/hyperthyroidism to facilitate hormonal harmony in the body. It also effectively reduces estrogen dominance, corrects progesterone deficiency, and lengthens the luteal phase.
The process of conceiving is trying, especially when you’re having issues with fertility. Acupuncture can help relieve anxiety associated with TTC, which can disrupt the hypothalamus/pituitary/adrenal axis and make conception even more difficult.
Additionally, when the body is under stress it releases cortisol, which can further disrupt the endocrine system. An acupuncture regimen can prevent this and relieve anxiety and depression that could be affecting your ability to conceive.
Increased Blood Flow
Acupuncture is a highly effective method for regulating and increasing circulation throughout the body and can be used to target reproductive organs specifically. Increased blood flow to the uterus helps facilitate a thick, rich endometrium lining that is ideal for implantation.
It can also improve egg quality by getting more nutrient-rich blood to the ovaries and regulating menstruation, ovulation, and your overall natural reproductive cycle.
Are there other natural treatments to boost fertility?
Acupuncture is not the only homeopathic approach to fertility enhancement available to you! There are many other alternative therapies—which can be used in conjunction with acupuncture—that regulate your hormones, balance the energy of your body, and reduce stress to optimize the chances of conception. These natural methods include:
- Metaphysical energy balancing with gemstones & crystals (moonstone, rose quartz, etc.)
- Molecular healing with plant-based essential oils/aromatherapy (clary sage, geranium, lavender, etc.)
- Nutrient-rich fertility foods with antioxidants, healthy fats & fiber (berries, yams, seeds, nuts, oysters, eggs, salmon, beans, lentils, whole grains, green veggies and green tea)
- Baby moon ritual—intercourse during the full moon at ovulation
- Herbal supplements (Chasteberry, Dang Gui, Astragalus)
- Vitamins (prenatal with folate & iron, Vitamin D, CoQ10, Omega-3)
If you’re dealing with fertility issues, WellStream Acupuncture has the solutions you need. We have a lot of experience helping women conceive, maintain a healthy pregnancy, and even turning a breech baby, inducing labor, and assisting with postpartum recovery! Weekly sessions are recommended for each of the four phases—menstrual, follicular, ovulation, luteal—for at least 3 cycles.
Contact us today to learn more about how we can help address infertility and get started on giving you that brilliant pregnancy glow!