Infertility does not occur in exceptional cases nowadays. It has become a common phenomenon in recent times. The underlying causes are our unhealthy lifestyle and higher age at which couples are planning to start a family. The pressing requirements of our daily lives do not allow an early parenthood whereas habits like smoking, alcohol consumption and unhealthy eating habit take an additional toll on the body.
All these factors are accelerating the ageing process. There are many types of infertilities based on the causes. Weak Uterus, thyroid related problems, blocked fallopian tubes, Endometriosis, hormonal imbalance, zero or low sperm count in semen and abnormalities in the sperm are some of the common infertilities. Apart from the general medication and treatments many couples are turning to Alternative treatments for Infertility. Acupuncture is one of the most popular alternative remedy amongst the couples.
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The Possible Solution- Acupuncture
Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese methodology that aims to bring a physical and spiritual balance in the body. The whole body is divided in to various pressure points and chakras that are believed to stimulate particular energy point of the body thereby bringing an end to maladies suffered.
Acupuncture involves inserting extremely thin needles in the body based on your problems and symptoms. It is a relatively painless procedure and spread over a period of 45 minutes to one hour. Many people have been undergoing this therapy for depression, attention deficit, body aches, weakness and infertility.
The acupuncturist inserts the needles in the body from head to toe. This releases the stress of the body and encourages smooth functioning of the body with its systems. This alone cleanses the body of our lifestyle abuses. This helps in increasing the success rate of modern fertility treatments. Certain points of the prick help in stimulating hormonal balance especially in the thyroid functioning.
Acupuncture can also stimulate ovum production in a natural way. And the results are comparable to any over the counter fertility drug. However, as it is a natural procedure, the production of only one ovum per month is possible.
Acupuncture is known to increase the positive results of other fertility treatments like hormonal therapy, artificial insemination and In Vitro Fertilisation. The acupuncture Therapy can be taken before and also during the course of such treatments.
The usual duration can be 3-4 months depending on the improvement shown. It is a safe therapy and in fact is encouraged even if you have conceived at least until the completion of first 3 months. Thereafter it depends on you if you want to discontinue.
Solution For All Fertility Issue
Acupuncture does not on all kinds of infertility problems. It does not have any effect on the endometriosis or scarred tubes and uterus. Also, if there is a blockage in the tubes due to tissue, the acupuncture is unlikely to clear this up.
In majority of cases, traditional herbal remedies for infertility need to be used along with acupuncture for better results though conception without the herbal treatment have been known to occur.
A word Of Caution
It is strongly recommended that you must undergo this therapy in the hands of a acupuncturist of a good repute especially specialising in the area of infertility. The needles used must be sterile and preferably disposed off after the session.
If there is a remotest possibility of pregnancy then avoid this therapy completely on the stomach, abdomen, liver, bladder and intestines. If proper care is not taken then acupuncture can cause miscarriage and abnormalities in the foetus.