The last few years have been very stressful. Along with the pandemic, has come a modern baby boom. Perhaps you have been trying to conceive as well? The anxiety of 2020 and 2021 certainly doesn’t help. If you’re struggling to conceive a child, perhaps you’ve considered going through a series of expensive medical tests to determine the cause of your infertility. What those clinics won’t tell you, is that by far the majority of those who go through those tests receive a “diagnosis” of: “no recognizable problems detected”. Needless to say, this leaves many couples dejected, and without hope of bringing a child into the world.
Some have considered hormone therapy, expensive prescription fertility drugs, or even extensive surgery, which carry with it the very real threat of negative side affects at worst, and massive disruption to your life at best, with no guarantees of success.
Many however, are turning to the ancient wisdom of Chinese Medicine giving struggling couples more treatment options than ever.
The Magic of Tiny Needles
One of the more promising forms of Chinese Medicine when it comes to fertility treatments is acupuncture. Yes, needles. But if you know anyone who has had acupuncture they probably all say the same thing: it doesn’t hurt. Tiny needles are inserted through the skin at medically strategic locations and into the muscles or nerves. The goal of Ancient Chinese Medicine was to release trapped energy and restore balance in all regions of the body. Modern researchers have been forced to acknowledge its effectiveness, and many have concluded that the evidence points to the fact that it can help both men and women struggling to conceive.
Two Benefits of Acupuncture
Acupuncture has many benefits, and we will certainly explore these in future articles. For this article, we will briefly discuss two of the benefits that help men and women with fertility issues conceive:
1. Stress Relief - who doesn’t need a little stress relief after a year of COVID-19? But the benefits specific to fertility issues are that acupuncture releases physical and emotional stress that can interfere with conception for some women. Acupuncture can help you relax.
2. Improved Blood Flow - it’s no secret that blood flow is important to the proper functioning of reproductive organs. Acupuncture can increase blood flow to throughout the body, including the reproductive organs, which in turn can help some men and women struggling with infertility due to circulation issues.
Acupuncture and Chinese medicine is no miracle cure, and of course there are never any guarantees. But if you and your partner are struggling with infertility, acupuncture is certainly worth considering. Contact Dr. Wendy Tao today if you wish to have a confidential discussion about your Naturopathic treatment options.