Boost Your Fertility Oklahoma!
Be Well Acupuncture can help:
- Improve the function of the ovaries to produce higher quality eggs
- Regulate the hormones to produce a larger number of follicles
- Increase blood flow to the uterus and increase the thickness of the uterine lining
- Relax and de-stress
- Prevent uterine contraction post IVF embryo transfer
- Reduce the side effects of IVF medications
- Improve sperm count, motility, morphology and reduce sperm DNA fragmentation
- Increase chance of conceiving
- Decrease chance of miscarriage
- Treat PCOS
- Help with Endometriosis
- End Anovulation and encourage ovulation
“Difficult Roads Lead to Beautiful Destinations”
Can Acupuncture Help You Conceive?
It’s estimated that after a year of trying to conceive, 10 percent of American couples are unable to get pregnant on their own. The vast majority of them turn to traditional fertility treatments for help, but a growing number are also trying alternative therapies, including acupuncture. More and more women are delaying childbirth into their late 30s and early 40s than ever before. In fact, according to the U.S. Census Report on Fertility in America, about 20 percent of women ages 35-39 are childless in 2002. In 1976, only 10 percent of women in that age category had never given birth. Because a woman’s fertility declines as she ages, more and more women are having trouble getting pregnant.
What are My Options to battle infertility?
Your fertility doctor may recommend taking drugs to stimulate ovulation, intrauterine insemination (IUI), where the sperm is placed directly in the woman’s uterus, or in vitro fertilization (IVF) where a sperm and egg are united outside the uterus and later placed in the womb after fertilization. IVF consists of 2 stages- the egg retrieval stage and then the transfer stage. Transfers can be done with fresh blastocysts, which means they are transferred to the uterus before they’re frozen to be preserved, or they can be from preserved, frozen blastocysts. Be Well Acupuncture specializes in fertility acupuncture Oklahoma City and can assist you at any stage of the IUI or IVF process.
What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese treatment that involves placing tiny needles in the skin as a way of stimulating points that are believed to help control your body’s inner balance by manipulating essential body chemicals. Acupuncture is used to treat a variety of ailments such as headaches and back pain. With acupuncture for fertility, the needles are placed in points linked to the reproductive organs to improve energy flow to those areas, improve egg quality, assist in ovulation, reduce inflammation (PCOS, Endometriosis, PID), and encourage implantation.
Who Uses Acupuncture for Infertility?
Most women who choose acupuncture are doing it together with traditional infertility treatments. Often, couples have undergone multiple cycles of IVF or other fertility treatments and nothing seems to be working. They hope that acupuncture might improve their chances, especially with the high costs of fertility treatments. For example, intrauterine insemination can cost hundreds of dollars and a single cycle of IVF can cost $10,000-$20,000. So couples are looking for other options that could possibly give them a greater chance at success.
How Many Acupuncture Sessions Will I Need?
The short answer- it depends. Chinese medicine is not anymore cookie cutter than modern medicine is. To get the most out of your Fertility Acupuncture sessions, Toni uses ancient Chinese techniques to diagnosis your imbalance. The goal is to work on realigning your body to correct the imbalance while reducing stress and triggering the release of blood, lymph, and essential body chemicals to encourage pregnancy. The greater the imbalance, the more treatment needed. Many studies have concluded that twice a week for 3 cycles is optimum. At Be Well Acupuncture we believe that you have to know the person and what their situation to decide on the number of treatments needed. We know that you aren’t a study and that your fertility situation is different than someone else’s — so don’t stress about the data; we’ll take good care of you.
Does it hurt?
No, not really. At worst, you may feel a pinch, but more often than not people do not even feel the placement of the needles at all. If you’re afraid of needles, don’t automatically dismiss acupuncture. It’s actually very relaxing.
How acupuncture works
It’s still not entirely clear how acupuncture for fertility works, but there is evidence that it increases the production of the body’s own natural chemicals such as endorphins, red and white blood cells, etc. These make you feel good and help reduce stress. It may also improve blood supply to the ovaries, which improves their function, and the uterus, which can make it easier to nourish a fetus and reduce the risk of miscarriage.
A 2002 German study looked at 160 women undergoing IVF, half of whom received acupuncture along with IVF, and the other half who received IVF alone. They found pregnancy rates among the women undergoing acupuncture were significantly higher. You can find more information on this study here. There are literally hundreds, if not thousands, of studies on Acupuncture and infertility with new ones being performed every day. Each study finds more and more benefit to using Acupuncture for infertility.
Our Acupuncturist, Toni Twitty, is an expert of Acupuncture for fertility Oklahoma having treated hundreds of women and men in order to help them successfully Conceive.
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