Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) realizes that in order to understand and treat infertility, it needs to view the body, mind and spirit holistically, meaning as one whole integral and interdependent processes. Acupuncture Miami for fertility works for a number of infertility problems. It is also used as a complementary modality for other Western infertility treatments. In fact, Western science has verified the effectiveness of acupuncture in normalizing body functions such as controlling hormones, enhancing blood flow, alleviating pain, relaxing the mind, stimulating the release of anti-inflammatory chemicals and boosting immunity. Acupuncture is part of TCM and is about the insertion of hair thin, sterile, disposable needles into certain points on the body. These points are called acupuncture points and TCM believes that there are over 2,000 points spread across the body connected to energy pathways called meridians, which in turn connect to various organs in the body. These meridians act like the nervous system but instead of neural signals passing through them, meridians carry the life energy or chi. The normal unhindered flow of chi through the meridians is what makes the body live, grow and be healthy. When blockages arise due to a number of causes, acupuncture is applied to certain acupuncture points to help regulate and remove the obstruction to the flow of chi, normalizing energy flow once again and helping to normalize and improve the body’s mental, emotional and physical functions, which includes treating infertility problems.
In female infertility worries, acupuncture aids by reestablishing normal hormone function. A hormonal balance in the body helps in restoring the function of good reproductive hormones that are necessary for the maturation of the ova. Infertility symptoms associated with poor hormone function are easily treatable by acupuncture alone or combined with Chinese herbal medicine. In cases such as menstrual irregularity, anovulation and PCOS, acupuncture has proven successful in treating these issues. Infertility related to hormonal imbalance such as FSH imbalance and progesterone imbalance are also treatable. With its ability to stabilize hormone imbalance, acupuncture thus aids in the elicitation of egg production and ovulation during the menstrual cycle. Acupuncture takes away PMS symptoms, normalizes menstrual periods, and erases anxiety and stress. Apart from these benefits, acupuncture enhances blood flow to all parts of the body. Increased blood flow to the womb strengthens the endometrium or uterine lining, which lessens the chances of miscarriages during pregnancy.
Acupuncture has shown to be very useful complementary therapy for other assisted reproductive programs. For example, it lessens the chances of conception failure for In Vitro Fertilization treatment. For women utilizing fertility drugs, acupuncture can mitigate harmful side effects. It also cleanses the body of inherent toxins carried by pharmaceutical drugs thus increasing the chances for other assisted reproductive treatments to succeed.