How Acupuncture Can Increase Fertility

When a couple struggles to conceive it can wreak havoc on the body. Difficulty getting pregnant can lead to an increase in levels of stress and anxiety. These feelings of stress and anxiety can have negative influences on fertility. Stress can interfere with hormone levels which can lead to irregular menstrual cycles and can even cause contraction of the fallopian tubes or uterus. It is these reasons that can make the ability for a couple to conceive all the more difficult.

Acupuncture is the use of thin sterile needles into specific points on the body. Acupuncture works by stimulating the brains natural “feel good” chemicals called endorphins.  Endorphins help to counteract the effects of stress and anxiety by promoting natural relaxation. It is also believed that acupuncture helps to increase blood flow to the uterus and promote the production of ovulation hormones.  Acupuncture also increases the fertility rates in patients using IVF (In Vetro Fertilization). Researchers from the University of Maryland found that the use of acupuncture combined with IVF increased the conception success rate of the fertility treatment by 65%. By itself, or with the use of other fertility treatments, acupuncture may increase the chances of conception.  Below is some additional information about the use of acupuncture in infertility. To schedule an appointment call Natural Health Chiropractic at (480) 222-2129


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