Acupuncture for Fertility
Acupuncture Can Help You Conceive
As we grow more technologically advanced, one would think that fertility issues would dissipate or at the very least, lessen. Such is not the case. In fact, more people are having issues conceiving than ever before.
People are spending thousands of dollars on in vitro fertilization (IVF), egg freezing and more – with little to no result. This can get both expensive and frustrating! It’s taxing on both your wallet and psyche.
How does acupuncture help with conceiving a baby?
Acupuncture and Chinese medicine are wonderful at balancing the menstrual cycle and hormones, which helps optimize your chances of conceiving and having a healthy baby – truly! It can help both men and women in several areas:
- Increase blood flow to the uterus and ovaries
- Regulate the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis
- Reduce stress linked to fertility problems
- Improve sperm count and motility
- Increase testicular blood flow
- Improve success rates of IVF
- Decrease uterine contractility
- Decrease chances of miscarriage
- Regulate the menstrual cycle
- Improve egg quality
- Improve uterine lining
What causes infertility?
There are a combination of issues that can lead to infertility and they can come from both the female or the male side. According to the Mayo Clinic, for pregnancy to occur, every step of the human reproduction process has to happen correctly. The steps in this process are:
+ One of the two ovaries releases a
+ The egg is picked up by the fallopian tube.
+ Sperm swim up the cervix, through the uterus and into the fallopian tube to reach the egg for fertilization.
+ The fertilized egg travels down the fallopian tube to the uterus.
+ The fertilized egg implants and grows in the uterus.
Wellnest is a Denver based fertility clinic that get’s results. To learn more about the process and the benefits of acupuncture for fertility, head to our blog post about acupuncture and fertility.
As you can see, there are a lot of steps in order to get pregnant, and for some couples, it can be incredibly difficult when one or more of the aforementioned issues pop up. Sometimes, although frustrating it is completely inexplicable by Western medicine. This is where acupuncture can help! Wellnest Acupuncture + Holistic medicine has a high success rate with women over 40 and with all our fertility patients.
When to get acupuncture for fertility?
It is beneficial to come in for treatments before you start trying to get pregnant. This way we can get everything in working order and balance your systems. You can also start to acupuncture at any time during your fertility journey: before or during IVF, egg retrieval, and implantation.
Acupuncture combined with fertility treatments shows significant results and we have the evidence to back it up!
Acupuncture can increase fertility by reducing stress, increasing blood flow to the reproductive organs and balancing the endocrine system, according to several studies and medical research. The end goal is to not just get pregnant but to also stay pregnant. Our services help with both. With life’s stressors and women getting pregnant later and later, there are more and more issues with fertility. This is where acupuncture comes in!
When used in conjunction with Western fertility treatments, acupuncture increases conception rates by 26%.
If you are trying to get pregnant or are interested in how acupuncture can help you with fertility, book an appointment and Garryn will be happy to chat with you about your options.
We will work with you on your nutrition, lifestyle, and discuss herbs and supplements that are safe to take during the different stages of pregnancy.
During your first visit, we will take about an hour and a half to discuss your medical history, lab results, lifestyle, diet, menstrual cycle details and dive into your first fertility acupuncture treatment.
All follow-up visits are approximately one hour. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. We look forward to helping you on your pregnancy journey!
“I have been struggling to get pregnant for years. Trust me, we’ve tried everything. I started to see Garryn for acupuncture treatments twice a week for 10 weeks. I followed her treatment plan to a T – making some minor lifestyle, herbal, and dietary changes suggested by her. I AM SO HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE WE ARE PREGNANT!!!! I am so grateful for Wellnest Acupuncture + Holistic Medicine. It wasn’t easy but Garryn helped us with our little miracle baby!”
– Sue B.