A couple who dreams of having a child may undergo fertility drugs, surgery, donor eggs, donor embryos and other modern technological advancements designed to increase their chances of conceiving a child. But these treatments can cost thousands of dollars and are not guaranteed to work. For many couples, the holistic alternatives provided by acupuncture is a more appealing choice.
How Does Acupuncture Address Infertility?
An acupuncturist is a specialist in traditional Chinese medicine and must understand how to use very small needles into certain areas of the body in order to improve the blood flow to that region of the body. This helps to address infertility in the following ways:
- Increasing the blood flowing to the reproductive organs
- Reducing stress levels
- Achieving a better hormonal balance
Is Acupuncture for Infertility Safe?
If you are considering undergoing acupuncture treatments for infertility issues, you may be wondering if they are safe. Acupuncture when stating that acupuncture is safe when it is performed by experienced, knowledgeable and well-trained professional who understands the importance of sterilization in their needles.
Is Acupuncture for Infertility for Men or Women?
Although many women may immediately feel some sort of responsibility when conception is difficult, it is important to keep in mind that infertility can affect both men and women. In 35 percent of couples, both men and women may have some sort of infertility issue. In a full eight percent of cases, male factors alone are responsible for a couple being unable to conceive. Acupuncture for infertility is a treatment that is available for both men and women.
If you are interested in learning more about infertility acupuncture in Seattle, Seattle Naturopathy and Acupuncture Center, PS, Inc. is happy to help you discuss your options.