Acupuncture has shown great promise in treating many conditions ranging from Asthma to migraines. At China Health we are also able to use this popular Chinese medicine to address fertility. Research suggests acupuncture can improve sperm quality, improve blood flow to the uterus, normalise ovulation and boost IVF success rates.
Today even high-tech reproductive specialists are looking to the somewhat mysterious world of Chinese medicine to help those fertility patients for whom western science alone is not quite enough.
Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medicine treatment that relies on the painless but strategic placement of tiny needles into a “grid-like” pattern that spans the body, from head to toe. The needles are used to stimulate certain key “energy points” believed to regulate spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical balance. And, for many women, it’s often just what the doctor ordered.
It can allow you to cross the line from infertile to fertile by helping your body function more efficiently, which in turn allows other, more modern reproductive treatments, like IVF, to also work more efficiently.
Yandong Wang of China Health in Ipswich is a classically trained Chinese Doctor and acupuncturist with an enviable success rate in this field, she says “Most of our patients are usually women who have failed one or usually more than one attempt at IVF (in vitro fertilization). At China Health we follow the traditional methods for assisting in the success of fertility. We have some very happy customers who have been treated here”.
How does Acupuncture help with Fertility?
Acupuncture stimulates and moves Qi (pronounced “Chee”) a form of life energy that ancient wisdom says must flow through the body unhampered from head to toe, 24/7. When it doesn’t, illness or malfunctions such as infertility arise. Acupuncture works to restore the flow of Qi — your essence, your body energy — so with regards to infertility, treatment has a calming, restorative effect that increases a sense of well- being and ultimately helps the body to accept the creation of life.
By placing the needles at key energy meridians linked to the reproductive organs acupuncture increases and more importantly, moves the flow of Qi from areas where it may be too abundant, to areas that are deficient, all in a direction that encourages fertility.
Results also show that acupuncture also appears to have a neuroendocrine effect, impacting a three-way axis between the two areas of the brain involved with hormone production (the hypothalamus and the pituitary glands) and the ovaries, a constellation that ultimately impacts egg production and possibly ovulation.
At China Health we have fully trained Chinese Doctors and acupuncturists with a track record in treating infertility. Why not contact China Health in Ipswich today and make an appointment to discuss our treatments with one of our specialist practioners.