Generally speaking, women’s bodies are innately capable and are biologically attuned to the ability to become pregnant. Often times, the body needs to achieve a better balance from an endocrine, energetic, nutritional, and emotional standpoint in order to receive and sustain pregnancy.
Acupuncture has been in use for thousands of years and is a rigorous and systematic form of medicine that has been steeped in rich culture for over 4,000 years. It is a safe and effective way to enhance fertility, prepare the body for pregnancy, and aid in maintaining viable pregnancies and term births.
Acupuncture works by moving, balancing and or restoring “Qi”, (pronounced: chee), or life force energy. Our acupuncturists use fine, sterile needles to stimulate qi on the meridians (channels of energy). The needles stimulate organs, the endocrine system, musculoskeletal system, and much more.
From a Western scientific perspective, we understand the profound capacity acupuncture and Chinese medicine has on fertility, women’s health, conjunctive use with ART treatment, sustainability of pregnancy and recovery postpartum. Acupuncture can be successfully used to treat many of the complex challenges that fertility can bring.
Research on Acupuncture & Fertility
· Regulates the menstrual cycle
· Helps prepare the uterine lining for implantation
· Regulates ovulation
· Helps enhance follicular development and quality
· Helps to initiate increased number of follicles
· Helps create appropriate time frame for follicular and luteal phases to occur
· Helps to stimulate ovulation mid cycle
· Helps with PMS symptoms
· Helps improve mobility through the fallopian tubes
· Relaxes patients through potentially decreasing cortisol levels
· Decreases side effects of ART and can also significantly increase fertility rates in women undergoing IVF and other fertility treatments. It can lower the rate of miscarriage and ectopic pregnancies associated with IVF.
· Acupuncture may help regulate hormone levels, specifically gonadotropin releasing hormone, which in turn may improve ovarian function.
· Helps decrease miscarriage rates and ectopic pregnancies
· Improves sperm quality and counts in men struggling with fertility
Conditions Related to Fertility Challenges
· Elevated FSH, Ovulation factors, Poor Egg Quality & Diminished Ovarian Reserve
· Fallopian Tube Factors
· Luteal Phase Defect
· Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
· Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)
· Unexplained Infertility
Jackie has great relationships with Colorado's top Reproductive Endocrinologists and can meet you on site for day of embryo transfer acupuncture.