Acupuncture For Fertility
Acupuncture is a treatment technique that is based on energy flow of the body. There are specific acupuncture points when stimulated regulate the energy flow and improve the body functions.
Acupuncture for fertility
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Can Acupuncture be Used to Treat Infertility?
Acupuncture combined with herbal medicines has been used past many years to treat the underlying causes of infertility. It benefits an individual suffering from infertility problems. It helps in improving the follicular and ovarian functions. Acupuncture also increases the blood circulation along the endometrium thus making it rich with a thick lining.
When Should Acupuncture Treatment Begin?
Acupuncture is considered similar to physical treatment in which there is medical intervention. The treatment is usually given for a period of 3 to 4 months before donor-egg transfer, in vitro fertilization or insemination. Providing treatment for this period provides therapeutic effect.
In a research study made at the Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology Fertility Centre by Stener-Victorian et al, acupuncture treatments were given to women during the pre and post embryo transfer periods. This treatment was provided along with traditional medical intervention and herbal medicine. But in some cases, acupuncture does not produce good results when intervened with other treatments.
When Should You Stop Getting Acupuncture?
In many cases, miscarriage happen usually within the first trimester of pregnancy. Hence, the treatment given lasts till the 12th week, which prevents miscarriage. Acupuncture treatment can be given till then.
Are the acupuncture points same before and after donor-egg transfer, in vitro fertilization and insemination?
Some acupuncture points differ. After insemination or transfer, needles should not be placed in the abdominopelvic area. There are nearly 6 acupuncture points that should be avoided after the woman is suspected to be a pregnant. These points include bladder 67, bladder 60, spleen 6, large intestine 4, stomach 12, gallbladder 21 and lower abdominal points.
Are There Any Risks of Using Acupuncture?
There are very few risks associated with acupuncture for fertility. A miscarriage may happen if the correct acupuncture points are not used. This is the reason the acupuncture treatment should only be performed by a acupuncture specialist.