Pregnancy can be a big deal for many couples. Some of these couples use the latest technologies offered by modern medicine. According to the National Women’s Health Resource Center (NWHRC), five percent of infertility treatments involve in vitro fertilization (IVF) or other types of assisted reproductive technology.
This is a method in which a laboratory is used to try to help a couple get pregnant. More than 70,000 babies have been born in the United States through assisted reproductive technologies, including 5,000 born through IVF. IVF makes it possible for more than half of couples in treatment to become pregnant.
Techniques such as IVF have been used since the 1970s, but they are still an imprecise or imprecise science. Success rates for each therapy range from 1% to 50%, and successful pregnancy depends on many factors. This may include the woman’s age, the cause of her infertility, and the skill of the technician performing the procedure.
But there is another method of conception that has been used since ancient times. Although modern medical science has yet to explain how it works, acupuncture is considered an effective method to help a couple have children.
Acupuncture is based on the Chinese belief that a balance in the flow of energies called qi and chi through the body is necessary to maintain good health.
When a blockage or imbalance occurs in this flow, health is negatively affected. Qi is said to travel along 20 major pathways and these pathways, or meridians, are accessed through 00 different acupuncture points.
Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners believe that various forms of energy can interfere with pregnancy. Acupuncture works to treat infertility by increasing the production of endorphins in the brain, helping people relax and feel comfortable.
Traditional treatment can help stabilize the hormone levels of a couple trying to have a baby. This can lead to increased sperm production in men and improved blood supply to the uterus and ovaries in women. Doctors believe that the integration of acupuncture, at the very least, helps alleviate the stress and anxiety of patients who are struggling with infertility.
Acupuncture may be used in combination with other Western medical treatments for infertility. Acupuncturist Jin Jin Hua says the 1,000-year-old method of using very fine needles to puncture and stimulate organs can work alongside IVF for a successful pregnancy.
It has a surprising success rate of 60% in infertile women. And there is scientific evidence to back it up, Ms. Jin said. A German study published in April 2002 found that 2.5% of women who received acupuncture, once before and once after embryo transfer, became pregnant.
In addition, acupuncture has helped many women as it has shown promising results in women with PCOS in regulating menstruation. In another study, nearly all women with polycystic ovary syndrome who underwent acupuncture had regular menstrual periods.
Acupuncture offers a holistic, non-invasive approach to reversing infertility, and this traditional approach has helped many couples. Early pregnancy will never be an issue again, all it takes is a few needles to have a balanced and positive outlook on life.