In order to address the issue of infertility, every family should consider a multidisciplinary approach which may include dietary supplements as well as changes in lifestyle, nutrition and exercise etc'.
There can be many reasons for infertility and repetitive miscarriages. They can be caused by a genetic, structural, metabolic, hormonal, emotional, immune causes, quality of sperm or egg, medication or past hormonal treatments. They can e related to exposure to toxins and at times, are simply idiopathic.
Many health practitioners may recommend acupuncture as an adjunct treatment that may assist with IVF treatment. There is continuing research about how acupuncture can assist with the effectiveness of IVF treatment. Acupuncture may also support symptoms which often accompany IVF as well as support with the stress that can often accompany the IVF process.
Acupuncture sees the body as a whole and supports it to develop a pattern of health
At times, the body follows a certain pattern which causes disease or inbalance. By stimulating Acu-points, Acupuncture offers the body new ideas and signals so it can find a new and effective way of balancing itself. This means that an acupuncture treatment may focus on fertility, but will always include improving the dynamics of the whole body.
The model of Chinese Medicine is based on the presenting symptoms and how to make them better. So even though an Acupuncturist does not have a ‘point for adjusting your estrogen levels’, he or she would know to use points which supports a healthy bodily pattern.
It is important to understand that Chinese Medicine does not separate the emotional from the physical, or the parts of the body from the whole person. specifically in relation to fertility it is not surprising that Ancient Chinese Medicine texts noted a direct energy pathway between the heart and the uterus.
One last recommendation
Whether you choose to use acupuncture in your journey towards a healthy pregnancy or not...
If you are unable to get pregnant or had many miscarriages, make sure you take the measures to change the state of your (and your partner’s) health. If you do nothing about it, it is more likely to repeat the same pattern. Patterns do not tend to change unless you do something different!!
Acupuncture for Fertility
In this day and age, we are constantly bombarded with more than what our body and mind can handle. We are exposed to toxins, radiation, medication, noise and high levels of stress; the food we eat is often highly processed, lacking nutrients and seems to have more and more artificial content in it.
It seems like more woman struggle with re-currant miscarriages or with conception. At times the root cause is unclear. The solution is often to turn to IVF treatments, which can be at times easy and smooth and at other times an arduous bumpy track.