From the examiner.com
by Arlene Rivera
Fertility treatment doesn’t have to be risky and painful
Many current fertility treatments are expensive, time consuming, emotionally exhausting and risky for your health. But don’t lose hope; there are alternative methods of treating infertility that actually improve your health, both body and mind.
Fertility therapy via acupuncture has been practiced for over 2,000 years by the Chinese, and can be used to treat both men and women. It is usually combined with herbal therapy, and has been shown in scientific studies to boost IVF (in-vetro fertilization) and ICSI (intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection) by as much as 40% (enlightenedbody.com/fertility). The Berkeley Center for Reproductive Wellness reports that a combination of acupuncture, traditional medicines and herbs provide for the best chance at pregnancy for struggling couples (American Pregnancy Association).
Acupuncture increases your chance for fertility by doing the following:
• improving blood circulation to reproductive organs, including the endometrium, building a stronger lining
• boosting production of neurotransmitters, which contributes to an overall healthy brain and body
• helping to stabilize the nervous system, which enables your body to handle stress better
• acupuncture can de-spasm spasmed tubes from multiple tube spasm disorders
~ The APA warns that if the needles are inserted into the wrong pressure point a chance of miscarriage is present. Ensure your acupuncturist is board certified and licensed by visiting www.ncaaom.org
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