Married couples who suffer from fertility problems would probably consider acupuncture Bellingham after all conventional medical treatments they have tried prove unsuccessful. Of course, they need to consult a physician who will advise them first on drugs and other therapies that are very expensive and produce poor results. Acupuncture and fertility seem to be quite a new concept for many infertile couples; however, if they truly desire an effective and natural way to conceive, acupuncture is probably the best medical treatment they can ever hope for.
The practice of acupuncture for infertility has been used for several thousands of years in the Far East. The procedure itself involves the insertion of very thin non-hollow needles into certain points in the body commonly known as acupuncture points. Energy vessels called meridians located just beneath these points are stimulated by the needles that revitalize major organs in the body. When one understands acupuncture and its underlying concepts, the association of acupuncture to fertility becomes crystal clear. Infertility occurs because of various factors; however, the most common reason of infertility is the dysfunction of the thyroid glands. The dysfunction can result in conditions; hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism. When acupuncture is used to treat these disorders, the thyroid gland function is normalized and regulated making pregnancy easily achievable.
Acupuncture functions very well without any fear of causing serious side effects to the body. Acupuncture does not involve the use of drugs; it is however, combined with the use of Chinese herbal medicine to expedite and further increase the efficacy of the treatment. Acupuncture has made assisted reproductive techniques (ART) such as in vitro fertilization and artificial insemination reliable programs for achieving pregnancy. Women nowadays are encouraged or even required to undergo acupuncture for at least three months before receiving any ART programs. Even after a successful ART treatment, they are then encouraged to undergo another three months of acupuncture to prevent or minimize any chances of miscarriage. Prior to the integration of acupuncture into their programs, these ART programs have a success rate of just above 40%; when acupuncture was included, the success rate dramatically increased to 75%.
To achieve successful and safe pregnancy, always seek treatment from a licensed and well-trained acupuncturist. Only a licensed acupuncturist is trained enough to know the correct acupuncture points to be treated for certain types of disorders including infertility. Also, when a woman is already pregnant and still undergoing acupuncture care, there are certain acupuncture points that should be left untreated because needling them can induce early labor which can result in miscarriage. Under a licensed acupuncturist, risks like this will never occur.
All in all, acupuncture for the treatment of infertility is one of the best treatment programs couples who want to be parents can choose from.