By Simin ( TCM PhD) Gynaecologist
Acupuncture is a big part of Traditional Chinese medicine that many people use to support fertility and reproductive health. The Chinese have been using this therapy to help with any fertility problems thousands of years ago. While it is not a guarantee of pregnancy, some modern medical studies and anecdotal evidence suggest that acupuncture may offer benefits in fertility.
- Stress Reduction: Acupuncture may help reduce stress and anxiety, which can have a negative impact on fertility. High stress levels may disrupt hormonal balance and menstrual cycles.
- Regulating Menstrual Cycles: Acupuncture may be used to help regulate irregular menstrual cycles, which can be a factor in infertility.
- Improving Blood Flow: Acupuncture may improve blood circulation to the uterus and ovaries, potentially enhancing the uterine lining and egg quality.
- Balancing Hormones: Some proponents of acupuncture claim that it can help balance hormones, including those related to fertility, although scientific evidence on this is limited.
- Supporting Assisted Reproductive Techniques: Acupuncture is sometimes used in conjunction with procedures like in vitro fertilization (IVF) to improve outcomes. It is typically administered before and after IVF treatments.
- Enhancing Male Fertility: Acupuncture may also be used to support male fertility by improving sperm quality and count.
It’s important to note that while some studies suggest a potential benefit, the effectiveness of acupuncture for fertility varies from person to person, and not all individuals will experience the same results. If you are considering acupuncture as part
of your fertility journey, it’s advisable to consult with a qualified and experienced acupuncture practitioner who specializes in fertility issues. In our TCM Acupuncture Fertility clinic Milton keynes, TCM Gynaecologist Doctor Simin (PhD) is the fertility doctor to go, she provides a personalized acupuncture and /or Chinese medicine treatment plan based on your specific needs and circumstances. Schedule an appointment to start your baby journey with her, you will be surprised what you will gain.