By Simin Wei TCM PhD practitioner
Chinese acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) practice that involves the insertion of thin needles into specific points on the body to promote the flow of energy, or “qi,” and balance the body’s energy pathways, known as meridians. Some people believe that acupuncture can be beneficial for fertility, but much medical research remains a topic of debate within the medical community.
There is limited but still many scientific evidence to support the idea that acupuncture can directly increase fertility. However, some studies have suggested that acupuncture may have a positive impact on fertility in certain cases. Here are some ways in which acupuncture may potentially help with fertility:
Stress Reduction: Acupuncture is known to promote relaxation and reduce stress. High levels of stress can negatively affect fertility, so reducing stress through acupuncture may indirectly improve fertility outcomes.
Hormonal Regulation: Acupuncture may influence the release of hormones that play a role in the menstrual cycle and ovulation. By regulating hormones, acupuncture might enhance fertility in some individuals.
Blood Flow: Acupuncture may improve blood circulation to the reproductive organs. Improved blood flow can potentially increase the chances of successful conception.
Support for Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART): Some individuals undergoing procedures like in vitro fertilization (IVF) or intrauterine insemination (IUI) may use acupuncture as a complementary therapy. Acupuncture sessions before and after these procedures may help reduce stress and improve relaxation, potentially enhancing the effectiveness of ART.
If you are experiencing fertility problems, it is crucial to consult with a reproductive specialist or fertility doctor who can provide a thorough evaluation and recommend appropriate treatments or interventions based on your specific situation.
While acupuncture can be a safe complementary therapy for some individuals, its effectiveness varies from person to person. It’s essential to discuss any plans to incorporate acupuncture into your fertility treatment with a qualified healthcare provider who is experienced in fertility issues and traditional Chinese medicine. Additionally, always seek acupuncture treatment from a licensed and trained practitioner to ensure safety and effectiveness.
At the Milton Keynes Chinese Medicine and fertility Acupuncture Center ( https://mktcm.co.uk/) , TCM practitioner Simin ( PhD ) helps couples with natural and assisted conception, scheduling an appointment online to start the consultation with her. Or call the reception on 01908 690 544. We look forward to seeing you at our center.