As a fertility treatment, acupuncture is something that has only begun to be taken seriously by the West in the last two decades or so. Yet, this versatile type of Chinese healing practice has been used for thousands of years and has been well documented to be able to promote good health, and relieve pain and treat dozens of health problems including infertility. Acupuncture has helped childless couples to conceive a child of their own.

Western assisted reproductive therapies such as IUI and IVF are easy to understand and fairly well known. They are designed to deal directly with the issue and treat it in such a way as to produce an answer to that problem without referencing the body as a whole. Most Western medical doctors would find the idea of sticking needles into various parts of the body to effect a cure for an illness preposterous.

Chinese physicians of yore approached health issues from a completely different point of view. They considered the mind and body to be inextricably connected, and the body influenced by the circulation of energy coursing within it. This idea has been adopted by Yoga practitioners and they have actually taken it a step further. They profess that by enhancing the way we breathe the energy we take from the ether or air can benefit us in so many ways.

Optimum health can be enjoyed by a person when energy within his body flows without any hindrances or obstruction. His health suffers when a blockage develops to the flow of energy leading to unwanted effects to certain parts of the body due to the deprivation of energy in those areas.

What has that got to do with couples with fertility problems? Basically, a licensed and qualified can cause the release of natural feel-good hormones endorphins in the bloodstream. The endorphins help the body to relax which accelerates the healing process. The acupuncturist also helps boost blood circulation, especially to the ovaries and uterus and helps boost the immune system which enables the antibodies to attack infections and viruses, enabling the body to be healthy and strong making it conducive to fertility.

But probably the most important aspect about acupuncture in Jacksonville is that it helps women with fertility problems thicken their uterine lining, making it much more able to implant a fertilized egg in their uterus successfully.

The other important benefit of acupuncture is its capacity to lower stress levels. It’s been known for a long time that stress impedes fertility. Acupuncture helps dispel stress helping regulate hormone activity and relaxing the neuroendocrine system which restores the body to a state of balance that’s sorely needed in the conception of a child.

Acupuncture studies dealing with male infertility have shown that a course of acupuncture treatment can boost the quantity and quality of sperm.