Acupuncture is one of the most popular forms of alternative medicine used to improve fertility and possibly treat infertility. According to traditional Chinese medicine, there are channels of “energy” called meridians which is like rivers running through the body to nourish the organs and tissues. Stagnation of the flow can cause physical and emotional illnesses, including infertility. Needling the acupuncture points may unblock meridians; allow the energy to flow freely while rebalancing the entire system to help with fertility.
The Western, scientific explanation is quite different. One theory is that acupuncture may trigger the body to release chemicals and hormones which influence the body’s own internal regulating system, enhance natural healing abilities and improve physical and emotional well-being. Research has shown that acupuncture increases the amount of beta-endorphins flowing through the body as feel-good hormones to relieve pain.
According to the preliminary research of acupuncture for infertility, it may increase pregnancy rates during IVF treatment cycles by having acupuncture on the day of embryo transfer. It also improves blood flow to the uterus, endometrial lining and gonadotropin-releasing hormone that regulate ovulation for women with PCOS. It may increase sperm count and quality for infertility men. It reduces stress and anxiety levels.
The above information abstracted from http://infertility.about.com/od/alternativetreatments/f/how_acupuncture.htm
Dr. Lu has both Conventional and Chinese medicine training to allow her to serve as a bridge between the two medical worldview. She offers a unique, holistic and alternative treatment for women who have been walking the painful road of infertility and would like to try another path or to see if Chinese medicine helps their Western treatment be more effective.
Our regular treatment procedure is first Ping’s Meridian Massage would be performed for 30 minutes to improve circulation and relax the mind & body. Second, needles would be inserted into the specific acupuncture points. It helps reduce stress & anxiety, improve sleep, boost the energy level and restore the body back to better health. By treating the entire system, many of our patients get good results, conceive and carry a healthy baby to full term.
Taji, Yoga, Pilates or Yogilates can help with physical and mental overall well being.
Healthy diet may help detoxification, improve health conditions and boost the body’s own healing power. Please check www.healthyping.com for healthy foods to help with general health and fertility.
For more information please call Dr. Lu at (661) 513-9265, Ping’s Acupuncture.