Acupuncture is a thousands-year-old Chinese medicine technique, based on the circulation through all the body of the vital energy, called ‘chi’. Thanks to the needles’ action, energy accumulations are eliminated from certain points, and the balance will be returned to the body.
Many western specialists used to doubt about acupuncture application to different Medicine’s areas. Nevertheless, there are more and more studies that show the benefits of this technique for our health. Focusing on fertility, acupuncture, combined with assisted reproduction‘s techniques, gives an additional benefit and improves the treatments’ effectiveness.
How does acupuncture act on infertility
This technique’s action is directed to the central nervous system’s stimulation, so that it is used to improve several diseases. The most efficient way to use acupuncture is as a complementary therapy to fertility treatments.
The acupuncture needle’s aim is:
- Regulating the blood pressure by applying pressure on certain points of the central nervous system.
- Improving the release of neurotransmitters, in order to optimize the communication between different parts of the body.
- Increasing the production of endorphins, to reduce stress and anxiety, providing a general feeling of wellness.
The combination of eastern traditional methods and present medical techniques can increase the chances of achieving a pregnancy. Its main function is to increase the blood flow within the reproductive organs and to balance hormonal levels, helping increasing the sperm production in men, and improving the ovulation cycle in women.
Acupuncture for female fertility
Concerning the benefit for women fertility, it is based on several key aspects: first, balancing hormonal levels, in order to have more regular menstrual cycles.
The needles’ introduction in certain parts improves the blood flow inside the uterus, which helps the embryo implantation in the endometrium. Through several sessions of acupuncture, the matrix is prepared so that, once the embryo will arrive, it will be easier it nests and pregnancy will be achieved.
Finally, specialists agree that very high levels of stress are reached during fertility treatments. The fact of not achieving a pregnancy, the cost of the treatments and the assisted reproduction’s technique itself can generate anxiety and fear of failure, decreasing the conception’s chances due to the stress. Through acupuncture, this stress is reduced, creating a much more propitious situation to achieve the pregnancy.
Acupuncture for male fertility
On the other hand, acupuncture decreases the stress felt by men for the difficulties connected to the achievement of the pregnancy. With stress, the level of cellular oxidation increases, causing irreparable damages in spermatozoa. Acupuncture improves the sperm concentration and motility, increasing the chances of achieving a pregnancy.