Acupuncture can help increase ones fertility in men and women by reducing stress, increasing blood flow to the reproductive organs and balancing the endocrine system. Essentially for a woman who is trying to get pregnant, acupuncture treatments for fertility will help create internal “homeostasis” within a woman’s womb. Think of it as baking a cake, the oven needs to be the right temperature for that cake to bake. Specifically acupuncture can provide better blood flow to the ovaries and uterus, creating a stronger chance for an egg to be nourished and carried to term.
Acupuncture may also help with male infertility. Recent studies have shown that regular acupuncture treatments significantly improve sperm counts and motility.
“Homeostasis”- is the property of a system in which variables are regulated so that internal conditions remain stable and relatively constant
According to Chinese philosophy, the body is composed of 14 channels, these channels have an energy called “QI” (pronounced “Chee”) each one is associated with an organ called meridians. These meridians run through our bodies. Think of them as veins that move “QI” thru the channels the way veins move blood thru the body in order to nourish the tissues. Stagnation or a block in this flow of energy can result in: depression, fatigue, lack of sleep, physical and emotional illnesses, and an imbalance of homeostasis including infertility.
These meridians can be affected by needling specific acupuncture points, the flow of the energy becomes unblocked and is allowed to flow in a free and balanced way i.e. Homeostasis. The improved energy flow and biochemical balance produced by acupuncture stimulates the body’s natural healing abilities, and enhances physical and emotional well-being.