Did you know that most babies are conceived around Christmas? If you are planning on getting pregnant this winter season acupuncture can help increase fertility for both men and women. Modern living causes most people to feel overworked and over stressed which may result in a decreased chance of pregnancy. Living in a modern society has a negative impact on a couple’s fertility. Because we are exposed to hundreds of chemicals, our foods lack nutrition, toxins in water, polluted air, non-restorative sleep, and stress, we are at risk of unhealthy family planning.
Being stressed is one of the most common reasons for infertility. Research tells us that stress creates spasms in the Fallopian tubes and the uterus which can prevent the egg from being fertilized. Stress can also impact a man’s fertility by altering sperm counts, lowering mobility, and/or causing impotence. It has been well documented that acupuncture can reduce stress for couples. Just by inserting needles into the body, serotonin and other feel-good hormones are released causing a calming effect. Acupuncture can also help increase fertility by increasing blood flow to the reproductive organs and balancing a woman’s hormones.
Once pregnancy occurs, it is advised that a woman receive weekly acupuncture treatments to maintain a healthy pregnancy. Acupuncture can help to maintain healthy uterine lining and reduce miscarriage-inducing bleeding. Additionally, acupuncture can reduce morning sickness, decrease lower back and hip flexor pain, help turn a breech baby, and promote an easier labor.
Although acupuncture has helped millions of women to become pregnant, becoming pregnant can be a challenge. To increase fertility, one must come in on a weekly basis for four to six months. That may sound like an extreme commitment, but when it comes to increasing fertility, acupuncture is one of the most affordable treatments. By treating the whole person acupuncture can naturally help men and women conceive.