The science behind acupuncture and pregnancy
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:
- Reduces the presence of the stress hormone cortisol, linked to a whole range of dysfunction in Western medicine.
- Increases blood flow to the reproductive organs
- Balances the endocrine system
When combined with traditional treatments for female infertility, studies have shown that acupuncture significantly improves the chance for conception.
The beauty of acupuncture for pregnancy…
…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.