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Acupuncture can help women to get pregnant. Nowadays several women are trying Acupuncture for fertility.
Let’s discover the benefits of this Chinese technique that promotes fertility.
What is Acupuncture technique?
Acupuncture is a technique that originated in China and has been practiced as an art of healing for centuries in the eastern world. Although its importance in the Western world is fairly recent, it has rapidly gained popularity as an alternative therapy. There are several advantages associated with it, such as the treatment of common pathologies such as sore throat, high blood pressure, constipation, kidney stones, etc.
The acupuncture treatment is performed using needles of different lengths that are inserted into specific parts on the skin in order to balance the flow of energy in the human body. These points are known as acupuncture points. They are widely used to treat infertility in women as well as in males.
Acupuncture for fertility treatment In females:
Its use for fertility treatment is a hotly debated topic, but statistics have proven that it is very beneficial for functional problems when treatment is performed alongside IVF (in vitro fertilization) treatment.
According to Chinese belief, when there is an imbalance in the combined function of the uterus, kidney, liver and blood, this causes infertility. Acupuncture can not be used for the treatment of structural problems such as blockage of the fallopian tubes. It helps fertility by increasing blood flow in the reproductive organs and especially by balancing hormone levels in women. This results in a better quality of the eggs, a thickening of the uterine lining, the reduction of stress, which increases the chances of conceiving.
In men: Infertility in men is a growing phenomenon in today’s world in which we live and studies have shown that every 3 in 10 men suffer from this problem. So this therapy came as a boom because the success of infertility medications is relatively low in the case of men. Acupuncture helps balance hormonal levels and improves kidney function, increasing sperm vitality and quality.
Acupuncture points for treating infertility
There are more than 400 acupuncture points used for various treatments, and selecting the correct points for each treatment is a very complex process. The most frequently asked question while discussing its role in fertility treatments is: Where are such points found on the body that may be useful in fertility treatment? It is not an easy task to identify these points, and it varies depending on the acupuncturist and the uniqueness in the patient’s condition.
Also, this varies according to ancient Chinese theory and their belief that acupuncture points are located in the spleen, kidneys, liver, bladder. But according to the Western study, these points are along the lower abdominal, buttocks, back of the legs and lower back. Practitioners usually follow one of these 3 methods to identify these points in the body.
An experienced practitioner identifies acupuncture points as a result of research and studies of success cases and treatment repetitions using the same points. Some of them identify the points on a case-by-case basis and perform the treatment by patting the body to find soft areas and blockages. In addition, in women, the points are decided according to the menstrual cycle, and different combinations are used according to the phase. If the patient is taking acupuncture treatment as an adjunct to in vitro fertilization treatment, then also another series of combinations of acupuncture points are used, depending on the stage of in vitro fertilization
Some practitioners identify points in the traditional way in which the names of the points are used as a guide. Some standard acupuncture points for fertility treatments have been followed for centuries and this method is widely followed by acupuncturists. On the basis of this theory, the names of some commonly used points are CV 3, CV 4, CV 6, GV 3, GV 4, Liv 3, Liv 8, SP 6, St 36, UB 20, UB 23.
As today’s medical science is so advanced, what makes a person take an alternative therapy such as acupuncture for fertility. It works? The success of any treatment lies in the correct diagnosis, and in case of acupuncture treatment, the key to success lies in identifying the right points for treating fertility according to the patient’s need. Great care must be taken therefore always prefer experienced and certified acupuncturist treatment.
With a minimum of risks attached in terms of side effects, more and more people are open to this form of treatment. Another factor that contributes to its popularity is the cost. Acupuncture treatment comes at a much lower cost than any conventional form of fertility treatment and is covered by most private insurance