Infertility Acupuncture: What Are The Pros And Cons

February 20, 2019

Over 14 million Americans rely on acupuncture to help them find relief from a variety of conditions. 

Did you know that you can even use acupuncture to help you conceive?

If you've been trying to conceive and have been unsuccessful, there may be some underlying health issues that you need to address. Acupuncture can help you get to the root of the issue.

Read on to learn more about the pros and cons of infertility acupuncture.

What is Infertility Acupuncture?

Acupuncture involves the insertion of very thin, sterile needles into various parts of the body. The insertion points of the needles correspond with various organs and bodily systems.

With infertility acupuncture, the needles are inserted to help promote healthy, unimpeded blood flow to the reproductive organs. They're also meant to encourage proper endocrine function and healthy hormone balance.

Pros and Cons of Infertility Acupuncture

There are lots of benefits that come with using acupuncture to improve fertility. Some of the greatest pros of infertility acupuncture include:

  • Reduce stress -- Stress is often one of the biggest contributing factors to infertility.
  • Improve the endocrine system function to balance hormones and increase the likelihood of conception.
  • Improve thyroid function -- and under- or over-active thyroid can decrease your chances of conception.
  • Pain-free, non-invasive treatment with no side effects
  • Manage PCOS and other chronic conditions that could contribute to infertility

There's a lot to be gained from acupuncture treatment for infertility. The other great thing is that there are not really any downsides that come with acupuncture. 

This is a very safe treatment, and there is virtually no risk of miscarriage or any other side effects. The only caveat is that you need to make sure you are working with a knowledgeable, qualified acupuncturist who uses sterile equipment.

It should be noted that acupuncture alone might not be sufficient to solve your infertility problems. You may need to combine this treatment with other forms of Chinese medicine or herbal medicine in order to see the results you're after.

What to Expect from Infertility Acupuncture

Are you interested in giving infertility acupuncture a try? Are you feeling a little nervous about your first appointment?

Every acupuncturist is different, of course. But, most appointments usually go something like this:

  • First, the acupuncturist will look at your tongue, take your pulse, and talk to you about your symptoms
  • Then, they will insert a few fine needles into specific areas of your body
  • After this, you just sit back and relax! You shouldn't feel any pain while the needles are in place, and you'll likely be able to take a nap.
  • Most appointments last for about an hour. 

You shouldn't feel any side effects afterward, other than possibly feeling a bit tired, similar to the way you feel after getting a massage.

Try Infertility Acupuncture Today

As you can see, there are tons of benefits that come with giving infertility acupuncture a try.

And, unlike many other treatments, infertility acupuncture has virtually no risks associated with it, as long as you're working with a qualified acupuncturist.

If you live in or around the Naperville area, come see us at Fox Valley Acupuncture today.

We are trained professionals dedicated to helping you to feel your very best.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment or learn more about what we have to offer.