ACUPUNCTURE AND FERTILITYWhat Is Acupunture?
Acupuncture originated in China more than 2,000 years ago, making it one of the oldest and most commonly used medical procedures in the world. The insertion of hair-fine needles just below the surface of the skin stimulates specific points along energy channels in the body in order to achieve balance. Acupuncture has been scientifically proven to release pain-reducing endorphins; affect pain perception and mood; and improve circulation and immune function.How Does Acupuncture Help With Fertility?
Acupuncture works by balancing the body so that the body functions at its optimum. Western physiological studies have shown that acupuncture has a direct effect on the nervous system and can therefore help to reduce stress, regulate endocrine and therefore hormonal functioning, and improve blood circulation in the local area. Can Acupuncture And Oriental Medicine Be Used In Conjunction With Western Based Therapies?
Yes, of course. Many patients use acupuncture in conjunction with other assisted reproductive technologies such as IVF, ICSI, GIFT, ZIFT, and TET and studies have shown that acupuncture can significantly improve the chances of conceiving with these methods. Acupuncture can also be used as a standalone therapy for persons who opt for the least invasive (and least expensive!) treatment options first. A German study indicated that adding acupuncture to the treatment protocol of IVF patients greatly enhanced their chance of becoming pregnant. In the study, doctors chose acupuncture points that relax the uterus. Because acupuncture influences the autonomic nervous system, researchers gathered that treatment should optimize endometrial receptivity.Herbal and Homeopathic Medicines
Homeopathic Medicines and Herbs may regulate the menstrual cycle, increase ovulation and improve hormonal balance vital for fertility. Remember that PMS, a sign of hormonal imbalance, should be addressed early to avoid potential complications with conception or afterwards in menopause. Men can also use herbal medicines to improve hormone profiles. It is always best to consult a natural doctor that specializes in fertility before beginning a supplement plan, and to see which herbs are best for your particular situation. As well, as soon as you suspect you are pregnant you should stop herbal treatments, as some are not recommended during pregnancy.For more information or to book an appointment please call (905) 864-8804 or
email firstname.lastname@example.orgDr. Thadani practices at:
Nika Natural Health
330 Bronte St. South Unit 208
Milton, Ontario L9T 7X1