The Eastern medicine practice of acupuncture has proven to be effective in enhancing the prospects of those trying to conceive a child, including:
- Lowering bodily stress levels
- Regulating pituitary gland function
- Increasing the odds of conception
- Improving overall health
It can be especially useful for patients with unexplained infertility, for example, those experiencing undue levels of stress, further complicated by the anxiety of not conceiving.
The procedure uses thin needles to stimulate specific points on the body and restore alignment along your meridians. It treats a host of health issues that affect infertility, including hypothyroid and hyperthyroid conditions, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and imbalanced FSH levels.
Patients typically experience the most benefits if they begin acupuncture a few weeks or months in advance of their assisted reproductive treatments, but can be incorporated into your routine at any stage, including the first trimester of pregnancy.