How does acupuncture work in treating women’s infertility?
In Part 1 of this series I mentioned that the most frequently asked question at The Acupuncture Wellness in Los Angeles is “How does acupuncture work?” I further mentioned that the answer depends on what you are treating and that acupuncture needles do one of the following:
1. Acupuncture needles affect the muscles and tissue that need treating directly.
2. Acupuncture needles promote or inhibit specific functions of the central nervous system.
How does acupuncture work in treating women’s infertility? In the case of women’s infertility some needles will be inserted directly over the ovaries. With a slight electro-stimulation, the needles will vibrate and help increase blood circulation in and around the ovaries. This assures a healthy environment for developing eggs via percutaneous nerve stimulation (PENS). PENS applied can eliminate bad egg syndrome.
Since stress is the number one cause of women’s infertility, other needles will be placed strategically to relax the central nervous system, taking it out of the stress mode and putting it into the mode of optimal homeostasis. This allows hormones to balance and further assists in healthy egg development. Studies show that acupuncture can increase the chance of a successful IVF from 20% to 60%. However, it should be noted that acupuncture can also increase your chances of a successful pregnancy without IVF. See Dr. Barrett’s blog post Fertility in Your Forties with Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Los Angeles for further information.
It is my hope that for any women suffering from infertility that this blog will help answer the question ” How does acupuncture work in treating women’s infertility? ” It should also build your confidence that Acupuncture is the best method for increasing your infertility quotient. Look out for more blogs from The Acupuncture Wellness Center in Los Angeles on “How does acupuncture work?” Or call our friendly staff at 310-277-7179 and make your appointment today. We bill insurance and free parking is available. Se habla espanol.
Dr. John Barrett of The Acupuncture Wellness Center is on staff at Cedars Sinai Medical Center and has a private practice in the Century City Medical Plaza in Los Angeles CA. He is available for radio talk shows and lectures on staying healthy while excelling.