Across the U.S., infertility affects 10% of women from as young as 15 to 44 years old, according to the CDC. That’s approximately 6.1 million who have trouble getting pregnant or keeping their pregnancies. Complementary treatments like acupuncture therapy are great for couples looking to increase their chances of having a baby.
Does Acupuncture Really Help with Fertility?
Chances are, you’ve probably exhausted several other remedies on your journey. While a popular traditional Chinese healer, people seldom consider acupuncture for fertility. Studies show that it may have a positive effect on patients who are already undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF).
As a skilled acupuncturist gently inserts small, thin needles to specific points on your body, they will begin to:
- Immediately release stress from your body
- Working to balance out your hormones evenly
- Increase blood flow directly to your reproductive organs
Number of Visits at Advanced Spine
If you’re considering acupuncture at our chiropractic, the number of visits is dependent on your medical history, method of recent fertility treatment, and how far along you are in your menstrual cycle. Ideally, those going through IVF might start acupuncture eight weeks before transfer. For women who aren’t, we might ask that they come in four or more times a month. Each session is effectively healing your body and targeting those irregularities that might be causing you to worry.
A Safe Therapy for Pregnant Women
If you conceive through acupuncture therapy, it is safe to continue treatments moving forward. It supports pregnant women through morning sickness, insomnia, depression, constipation, lower back pain, and other health concerns.
The only side effect you might suffer is minimal swelling at the insertion point. Otherwise, it’s safe to entrust our skilled, licensed acupuncturists. To schedule your first appointment with us, call 310.943.3451.