Compliment your fertility treatment with acupuncture in Frisco, TX
Acupuncture significantly increases the success rate of pregnancy during the treatment of Infertility and IVF.
How Does Acupuncture Help With Infertility?
Acupuncture has been shown to be very effective in relieving stress, improving egg and sperm quality, regulating hormone balance, and reducing the risk of miscarriage. On its own, acupuncture can be seen as an alternative way of treating fertility problems. It is also often seen as a complementary therapy to Western fertility treatments (IVF, IUI, etc.). In fact, this ancient and natural approach is becoming more widely used during the treatment of infertility and IVF around the world. Over the past twenty years, Dr. Xie Yin has helped many infertility patients in Frisco successfully get pregnant with acupuncture alone as well as in conjunction with IUI and IVF.
Acupuncture and Egg Quality Improvement
Before you begin an IVF procedure, you should use any means possible to improve the quality of your eggs, rather than the number of eggs produced per cycle. Acupuncture maximizes the blood flow to the ovaries to ensure a constant and steady supply of hormones and nutrients needed for normal growth. Healthy blood flow can increase follicle and egg health and quantity. This is especially true for women who have a poor prognosis either because of age or previously failed cycles.
Acupuncture and Sperm Quality Improvement
It still takes a man and a woman to make a baby. Most men are better at hiding their feelings if they can’t father a child. Dr. Yin knows how important fertility can be to a man’s self-worth. Almost all aspects of male infertility can benefit from Dr. Yin’s acupuncture treatments in Frisco. Sperm count, sperm motility, and sperm morphology and quality can be increased, and even hormonal factors can be resolved by restoring balance to the entire body.
To enhance in vitro fertilization’s chances of success, acupuncture performed 24 hours before and after the procedure is becoming increasingly popular in the U.S. Acupuncture is the Chinese medical practice of having thin needles inserted into specific points along energy lines within your body, each point having a different effect. Although acupuncture is not a 100% guaranteed way of having an implantation succeed, it does improve the IVF’s potential of success.
Acupuncture and Hormone Balance
Hormone balance plays a significant role during the conception process. Without a proper balance of various hormones (FSH, LH, progesterone, prolactin, etc.), women could experience no ovulation or poor egg quality, irregular menstrual cycle, and even miscarriage, possibly leading to infertility. Regular acupuncture treatment can be very effective in regulating hormonal imbalances. It is considered to influence the hormonal regulation centers in the brain and autonomic nervous system (i.e., the hipothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis) and as a result, improvement in hormonal status can occur.
Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine can help alleviate the most common conditions associated with infertility.
Elevated FSH level, hormone imbalance, PMS, irregular menstruation, difficult implantation, recurring miscarriage, PCOS, endometriosis, immunological issues, aging eggs (if you are over 35 years old) and thyroid problems, have been associated with infertility and pregnancy loss. Western medicine focuses completely on individual parts of the body – a disease or an organ – and only treat the symptoms but not the underlying causes that might make a couple infertile. The same is true when it comes to modern reproductive medicine’s isolated treatment of infertility. Dr. Yin looks at the whole patient, seeking imbalances in the system rather than focusing on a particular disease. Our acupuncture treatments and herbal Chinese medicines in Frisco, TX, restore the body’s normal function, allowing the patient to conceive.
Acupuncture and Stress Relief
Rising levels of stress can lower a woman’s fertility by disrupting her hormone balance and in some cases prevent ovulation completely. Such imbalance can lead to irregular or missed menstrual cycles and may cause the fallopian tubes and uterus to contract, thereby inhibiting the movement of the egg into the uterus. When diagnosed with infertility, many patients feel helpless and no longer in control of their lives. When patients seek insemination or assisted reproductive treatment, it can be stressful and some of the hormonal medications can cause mood swings, headaches, and fatigue which further increase their stress levels.
Acupuncture is a holistic method that integrates the body and mind, and balances emotional distress, increases relaxation, and helps women with hormonal dysfunction or unexplained infertility. However, 80% of women will restore fertility after lowering stress levels. Acupuncture works to alleviate stress by stimulating the central nervous system, and increasing the production of endorphins and encephalins, which are naturally occurring chemicals in the body that improve a person’s mood and overall feeling of well-being. Acupuncture improves circulation of blood throughout the body, which oxygenates the tissues and cycles out cortisol and other waste chemicals. The calming nature of acupuncture also decreases heart rate, lowers blood pressure, and relaxes the muscles.
With proper diagnosis, treatment, and a cooperative relationship between the acupuncturist and the patient, optimal health is possible.
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is one of the oldest healing practices in the world, originated in ancient China more than 2,000 years ago. Acupuncture is a safe, drug-free way to prevent and treat disease, relieve pain, increase fertility, and improve overall health and wellness.
Acupuncture is based on the knowledge of vital energy flow to the whole body. This energy travels through pathways called meridian or channel (they are similar but not identical to the nervous and blood circulatory systems). Once this energy is deficient or blocked, then the body stops functioning normally and will eventually become sick.
By inserting needles into specific points along the meridians, the energy flow is restored and it will strengthen or promote energy circulation smoothly, unblock the stagnation in the meridians, and the body returns to its normal function to heal naturally.
What are acupuncture meridians?
Simply put, a meridian is an “energy pathway” in the human body. These meridians carry life force in and around all the parts of your body and each one is connected to one specific organ or group of organs which governs particular bodily functions. Optimal health depends on energy constantly flowing through the body.
Is Acupuncture safe?
The advantages of acupuncture are the absence of side effects, and the ability to treat several conditions or ailments simultaneously. Acupuncture needles generally cause no bleeding on entry or removal, and the needles we use are disposable.
How Can Acupuncture Help Me?
Whether you are dealing with health issues that are affecting your quality of life, or suffering from stress, anxiety or seeking to enhance your energy and fertility, acupuncture can help you. It is very effective in relieving pain, strengthening the body natural defenses, improving organ functions and promoting wellness.
From research, acupuncture stimulates the central nervous system and increases the production of endorphins and encephalins, which are natural chemicals in the body that improve a person’s circulation and mood, and benefit overall feeling of well-being.
It is important to seek treatment from a qualified, experienced and licensed acupuncturist.
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