- Heather Wheeler L.Ac.
Top 10 Ways Acupuncture Helps With Fertility
Acupuncture is a complementary therapy that involves the insertion of thin needles into specific points in the body. Many studies have shown that acupuncture can be beneficial for fertility, and it can help in the following ways:
1. Regulating menstrual cycle: Acupuncture can help regulate the menstrual cycle by stimulating the hypothalamus-pituitary-ovarian axis, which controls the release of hormones that regulate ovulation.
2. Increasing blood flow to the reproductive organs: Acupuncture can increase blood flow to the uterus and ovaries, which can improve ovarian function and increase the chances of successful fertilization.
3. Reducing stress: Acupuncture can help reduce stress and anxiety, which can have a negative impact on fertility by disrupting hormonal balance.
4. Improving sperm quality: Acupuncture can improve the quality of sperm by increasing blood flow to the testes and reducing oxidative stress.
5. Enhancing the effectiveness of fertility drugs: Acupuncture can improve the effectiveness of fertility drugs by increasing blood flow to the uterus and ovaries, and improving the quality of cervical mucus.
6. Supporting IVF: Acupuncture can help support IVF by reducing stress, improving blood flow to the uterus and ovaries, and increasing the chances of successful implantation.
7. Balancing hormones: Acupuncture can help balance hormones by regulating the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis, which controls the release of stress hormones and reproductive hormones.
8. Improving ovarian function: Acupuncture can improve ovarian function by increasing blood flow to the ovaries, improving egg quality, and regulating hormonal balance.
9. Strengthening the immune system: Acupuncture can strengthen the immune system, which can improve fertility by reducing inflammation and increasing the chances of successful implantation.
10. Enhancing overall health: Acupuncture can improve overall health by reducing stress, improving sleep, and reducing inflammation, all of which can have a positive impact on fertility.
Want to see if acupuncture can help you? Schedule a consultation with Dr. Heather Wheeler at Wheeler Acupuncture and Functional Wellness in St. Charles, MO. Specializing in women’s fertility issues ranging from natural cycles, PCOS, endometriosis, diminished ovarian function, premature ovarian insufficiency, fibroid, cysts, IUI, and IVF.