Acupuncture Palm Harbor is a very old albeit very effective treatment for many kinds of body pains and illnesses, which is done by stimulating the body by means of very thin needles. The stimulation elicits a response on the brain to produce and release natural opioids such as endorphins to relieve pain. Acupuncture is particularly effective for infertility problems and many couples have been able to conceive with the use of this program.
Acupuncture enables the body to heal itself in a natural manner. It helps in regulating the functions of the various physiological systems of the body. It does improve blood circulation to the endometrium and regulate hormonal balance. Furthermore, acupuncture can increase the chance of success of reproductive assisted programs such as in vitro fertilization (IVF). Acupuncture may not work on infertility problems that involve structural problems such as blocked tubes; however, spasmed tubes can easily be treated by acupuncture. Acupuncture is often accompanied with herbal medicine to enhance the treatment and they are especially helpful in problems such as luteal phase defect, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) problem or hyperprolactinemia. Even male infertility (erectile dysfunction, bad sperm motility, low sperm count, etc.) can be addressed by acupuncture. Acupuncture as natural form of treatment does not work instantly like medications do. A few sessions or more may be needed to prepare the body for artificial insemination or a donor egg transfer. These programs are extremely invasive and stressful by nature. A woman who has undergone acupuncture prior to the start of these programs are well-prepared to emotionally, physically and mentally withstand the stresses these programs bring.
Acupuncture is a very safe treatment for infertility. However, there are contraindications of acupuncture use during pregnancy especially if the acupuncturist is not experienced and not qualified to handle pregnancy cases, since treating wrong acupuncture points can induce miscarriage or premature delivery. To be on the safe side, choose an acupuncturist who specializes in treating infertility for both man and woman. One special technique called electro-acupuncture is great way to reduce labor pain and allow the patient to recuperate quickly.
Acupuncture, in combination with herbal medicine has been used for infertility treatment for thousands of years and there is no reason why it should not last for several thousands of years more. Acupuncture has given hope to millions of couples to have a baby of their own. It can also improve one’s sex drive by removing stress, removing impotency and improving blood flow to the sex organ. Stress is a major obstacle to achieving fertility since stress inhibits the flow of blood and energy causing the body organs to weaken and thus dysfunction. Removing stress through acupuncture often brings good result in achieving fertility and other many good benefits to the body.