fertility and gynecological

The World Health Organization endorsed acupuncture for reproductive problems in 1996.  Since then it has become standard complimentary care for IUF and IVF patients in major US cities.  Acupuncture is shown to stimulate and influence hormonal activity, thereby regulating menstruation, ovulation, and pregnancy. These positive chemical changes promote thickening of the uterine lining and thus prepare the uterus for implantation.  Acupuncture also decreases uterine contractions and improves implantation outcome. Similarly, treatments also reduces stress and activity of the sympathetic nervous system, which increases the likelihood of conceiving.   In men, acupuncture can improve the concentration, volume, and motility of sperm. Couples undergoing other fertility treatments, such as IVF and IUF, can maximize their procedures by doing acupuncture as a conjunctive therapy. Acupuncture is also extremely effective for other issues such as endometriosis and fibroids.

Acupuncture is also known to ease the symptoms of PMS and menopause. It has been repeatedly demonstrated to reduce the severity and frequency of hot flashes, soothe irritability, remedy sleep disturbances, reduce body aches and cramps, and even out the emotions. Because of it’s effectiveness in influencing the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis, acupuncture can ease the transition women face in their bodies’ lowering levels of estrogen.

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