WOMEN’S HEALTH & FERTILITY
Research has shown that acupuncture influences hormonal functions and assists our own internal energies to restore endocrine harmony. Acupuncture can treat the uncomfortable effects of menopause, such and hot flashes, night sweats, anxiety, vaginal dryness, sleep issues and digestive disorders. Also adolescent teens can benefit as many girls have problems with cramps, heavy bleeding, migraines and acne.
Certain methods of treatment in acupuncture influence the internal organs. Some control the reproductive organs, other effect the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis, which is responsible for ovulation and sperm production. They all need to be balanced for optimum function. And what’s particularly wonderful is that each patient is treated individually to accommodate their own needs and particular situation. TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) can help you balance the disharmonies that have been preventing conception and assist you in achieving a natural pregnancy as well. It is very common for couples today to feel like “it’s getting too late; we must employ severe measures”. While it is true that the average couple waits until later in life to conceive, TCM may help “turn back the reproductive clock”.
Acupuncture is safe, natural, cost effective, and has no side effects. In fact, TCM can only make you stronger, while helping create a healthier environment for a harmonious pregnancy. TCM will also increase the likelihood of conception if you do opt for the fertility drugs or medically assisted fertilization techniques. Many hormonal problems are due to slight imbalances in the delicate endocrine system, which may alter a pathway by which the body produces hormones. A slight aberration can throw the entire system off so it no longer functions smoothly. Please be patient with yourself. It takes at least three cycles to normalize a woman’s cycle and influence folliculogenesis and likewise, it takes 70 days to generate new sperm in a man. If he has a history of drug or alcohol abuse or urological complications, it may take longer to generate his reproductive capacity.