Infertility is expensive
There are myriad treatments and options for a couple who are unable to conceive- from fertility drugs to IVF, you may be overwhelmed by choice; but many of these options are effectively out of reach because of their cost. Most people turn to acupuncture as a last resort, when in fact it makes sense to use it as a first resort. Acupuncture is cheaper, with little-to-no side-effects, and studies are consistently showing it to have great effect in randomized trials. Especially when used alongside traditional fertility treatments, acupuncture can greatly increase your chance of getting pregnant. But how?
How fertility acupuncture works
It comes down to stress. In both men and women, stress wreaks havoc with the systems that are responsible for balance and hormone distribution. A high-stress lifestyle, exacerbated by struggling with conceiving, contributes to:
- hormonal imbalance
- lower sperm counts and motility
- partial ovulation
- spasms in the fallopian tubes and uterus
Acupuncture directly helps to lower stress levels by releasing endorphins in the brain. Further effects include increasing circulation to the reproductive organs and contributing to balance in the reproductive system of both men and women.
Acupuncture for infertility in Park Slope
With trained staff and dedicated facilities, we are standing by to help you conceive and have the smoothest pregnancy possible. If you are interested in finding out more about how acupuncture can help you conceive, give our office in Park Slope a call to schedule an appointment today.