How acupuncture can help with fertility?
Fertility & Acupuncture
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the human body encompasses twelve primary channels, eight extraordinary vessels, and numberless small collaterals, that Qi constantly circulates in. These pathways are connected with the internal organs and the CNS (central nervous system). By stimulating specific points on these pathways, acupuncturists help regulate Qi in that area. These stimulations encourage the body’s natural healing abilities, increase blood circulation, and promote physical and emotional well-being.
Speaking specifically about fertility, acupuncture can help optimize the processes associated with fertility by:
Increasing the blood flow to the reproductive organs
Good blood flow delivers more nutrition, oxygen, and warmth to the uterus and ovaries. It helps build and nourish a rich uterine lining, and also supports successful implantation.
Promoting hormonal balance to regulate ovulation and the menstrual cycle
In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), a women’s ovulation and the menstrual cycle are regulated by Chong and Ren channels. The Chong channel regulates blood production and circulation during menstruation, and while the Ren channel promotes women’s hormones and fertility. Acupuncture unblocks these two channels and strengthens Qi circulation.
Decreasing emotional stress
Acupuncture also helps to reduce stress. It has been shown that stress can have an effect on the hormonal balance of the body, and may interfere with different reproductive functions like ovulation.
Strengthening the immune function for mom and fetus
During pregnancy, taking medication of any kind requires caution and an informed decision. Acupuncture can strengthen the immune system naturally without any side effects. With a healthy immune system, a pregnant woman can raise her baby with fewer complications, passing a healthy constitution on to her baby.
If you are having difficulties with pregnancy, or just want to be in optimal condition while pregnant, please contact the clinic for an acupuncture treatment at 604-929-5772.
Youna Kim R.Ac.