Planning on starting or adding to your family in 2017? Male and female factors contribute equally to fertility. Acupuncture can be an optimal way to prepare the body/mind not only to conceive, but for a healthy pregnancy and birth. Acupuncture is part of a larger system called Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) which includes herbs, nutritional counseling, lifestyle adjustments and environmental recommendations.
TCM works on the principles of cycles and homeostasis, just like on your body.
Egg and sperm quality today reflects your health from three months ago. Preparing your body for 90 days following the principles of TCM can help create a fertile environment.
TCM understands the fluidity of fertility.
Don’t be discouraged if you don’t become pregnant quickly. Imbalances caused by lifestyle, diet, emotional state, and environment, among many other factors can trigger temporary infertility. TCM is very individualized and can help restore this delicate balance.
Your body’s attention is directed to the reproductive organs.
Acupuncture can help increase egg quality, improve blood flow to the uterus, decrease cysts and polyps, improve uterine lining, increase blood flow for placenta growth and improve sperm morphology, motility and count.
Stress contributes to infertility. Acupuncture is amazing at reducing stress!
Living in NYC is a recipe for higher stress and poor quality sleep which has an impact on baby-making capabilities. Elevated, unaddressed stress can affect ovulation, cortisol levels, impede embryo implantation and lower both testosterone and sperm levels.
TCM can increase success rates of IVF.
Assisted reproductive therapies may be a necessary course and help many to conceive but can be expensive and emotionally challenging. Getting your body ready to receive these treatments with TCM has shown to increase success rates and may mean less rounds of this rigorous option.