Acupuncture A Popular Alternative?
Acupuncture is becoming a popular alternative to other fertility methods; however, it can be slightly intimidating at first if you are uncertain of what this treatment truly entails. Acupuncture is accredited medical practice that involves the insertion of extremely thin needles into specific points on the body that can help regulate the way that the body functions. Because these needles are so thin, they are unlikely to cause any pain when inserted. In fact, acupuncture is considered to be a very gentle and relaxing treatment that can improve mental and physical health. Acupuncture can play a direct role in increasing fertility by helping to ease stress and regulate hormones.
Acupuncture is considered to be a holistic treatment, meaning it addresses both mental and physical aspects in order to promote optimal health. For fertility, the needles are inserted at very strategic points on the body in order to increase blood flow to the reproductive organs and aid menstruation. Acupuncture can also help reduce stress and balance the endocrine system, both of which affect one’s fertility. Stress and anxiety are often key factors when it comes to fertility, and finding ways to reduce these can be quite difficult. However acupuncture is actively used to treat stress and anxiety, making it especially beneficial to those trying to become pregnant. Acupuncture may also be used to help treat cases such as endometriosis, polycystic ovarian syndrome, as well as issues relating to the thyroid. Another factor that plays a major role when it comes to ones fertility is hormones. Hormonal imbalance can cause an ovulation disorder that prevents the release of a mature egg from the ovary. Acupuncture can be used to stimulate the release of hormones as well as balance them, which in turn aids the menstrual cycle. One advantage of using acupuncture over other fertility methods is that it is a natural alternative and produces few to no side effects.
If you are unsure of whether or not this treatment is right for you, try meeting with a few licensed acupuncturists to learn more. Trust between a patient and a physician is important for any treatment, and will help make the experience more comfortable and effective. It is recommended that acupuncture used to aid fertility be started a few months before being subject to fertility treatment, such as in vitro fertilization (IVF), in order to aid effectiveness. Acupuncture is continually becoming a more attractive alternative or addition to other treatments when it comes to fertility due to its safety and non-invasive nature.
SHIN Wellness And Acupuncture
SHIN Wellness offers all aspects of Oriental Medicine which you will experience as part of your treatment and healing at SHIN in Miami, Florida. At SHIN we offer Acupuncture, Acupressure, Electro-Acupuncture, Chinese Herbology, Tui Na, Oriental Diet Therapy, Qi Gong, Maxibustion, Cupping, Gua Sha (Scraping), Chinese Reflexology, Ear Candling, Smudging and Taoist Philosophy. You can expect your treatment to last an hour and may involve any of the above treatments as described with an emphasis on Acupuncture, Tui Na massage and Qi Gong energywork.