Traditional Chinese Medicine seeks to balance the body to improve function across the board. When it comes to pregnancy, this concept can be invaluable. Eastern cultures have been using TCM and acupuncture in particular to improve chances for pregnancy for thousands of years and only now is Western science beginning to recognize its efficacy. Acupuncture involves gently inserting thin needles into strategic points along the energy pathways of the body. Because qi (energy or life force) is conducted through these pathways, a disruption due to poor health or injury can cause dysfunctions among the body's internal organs. By unblocking the pathways and facilitating the flow of qi, the body functions better; in a pregnancy setting, this translates to a better chance for conception.
While it is understandable that many people are still skeptical about the technique and methodology behind TCM, we can apply the results in a Western scientific manner, more readily conciliated to our deep-rooted ideas about medicine. As it relates to pregnancy, acupuncture:
When combined with traditional treatments for female infertility, studies have shown that acupuncture significantly improves the chance for conception.
...is that there are virtually no side effects compared to more traditional treatments. Fertility drugs can cause a woman to become nauseus, bloated and sore, while also causing her to gain weight. If you are interested in finding out how acupuncture can empower your chances for conception and a healthy pregnancy from start to finish, give our office a call to schedule an appointment today.