Acupuncture is a relaxing and soothing option to help boost your fertility. Some research has shown that acupuncture may help women conceive. It can also relieve stress and help you relax – potentially increasing your chances of getting pregnant.
If you and your partner are struggling to become pregnant we understand your frustration. That’s why we want to let you know about how acupuncture can help in your journey to conceive.
Acupuncture works by stimulating nerve endings deep below the surface of the skin. By manipulating the needles in conjunction with gentle electrical stimulation (a practice known as electropuncture), your nerves are activated, helping your body release substances called endorphins. This can have positive effects on fertility, including relieving stress that may be weighing you down.
Can acupuncture boost your fertility and help you get pregnant?
Acupuncture has shown in clinical trials to greatly improve fertility. A 2018 study found that acupuncture can help both men and women in the process to conceive. The article concluded, “acupuncture can be considered as successful treatment in restoring fertility.”
A small study found that acupuncture performed before and after an in vitro fertilization (IVF) embryo transfer were more likely than women who just made lifestyle changes to get pregnant.
A review of 23 studies showed that acupuncture improved the chances of conceiving in women undergoing IVF.
What are the benefits of trying acupuncture for fertility?
Acupuncture has been shown to help reduce depression, which can be a problem for women struggling with infertility. It can also decrease stress and anxiety which can contribute to fertility problems. What’s more, high levels of cortisol (the stress hormone) have been shown to increase the risk of miscarriage in women once they become pregnant.
If you are looking for a great and relaxing way to improve your chances of becoming pregnant, book your next fertility acupuncture treatment with us today!