When couples are unable to conceive, women often undergo fertility treatments. However, many couples fail to consider whether the male partner may also be struggling with fertility issues. Fertility acupuncture is a holistic discipline that takes into account the health and well-being of both partners. Here are 3 ways that acupuncture can boost male fertility.
Restoring Qi Flow
According to Eastern thought, Qi is the life force or vitality that is the essence of all living things. Yet its flow is easily blocked by the stressors and challenges of daily life. By inserting acupuncture needles at specific points on the body, acupuncturists can unblock the flow of Qi, redirecting it toward the reproductive system to fix such issues as sperm count and motility.
Although Western medicine does not accept the existence of Qi, research shows that acupuncture has a powerful impact on rebalancing the body and improving sperm quality issues. According to Western theories, this likely has to do with stimulating chemical changes in the brain. Regardless of exactly how it works, though, the results are clear. Both male and female fertility can be vastly improved through acupuncture treatments.
Acupuncturists use Chinese herbal supplements to further rebalance the system and promote fertility in both males and females. Treatment is highly individualized, and based on a comprehensive evaluation of both your overall health and your specific fertility issues. Your acupuncturist will explain in detail exactly which herbs are selected and why, and provide instructions for use. Of course, if you are on any medications or have any underlying illnesses, it is important to speak with both your acupuncturist and your physician before taking supplements.
Lifestyle and Nutrition Changes
A poor diet has been consistently linked to a wide variety of health problems, including fertility issues. Likewise, unhealthy habits in your daily life can reduce your fertility. As part of your evaluation, your acupuncturist will assess your lifestyle and dietary habits to find areas that could be improved. He or she will then provide guidance and advice, with an eye toward improving both your fertility and your overall wellbeing.
When couples have trouble conceiving, women often seek out fertility treatments. However, it is crucial to remember that men can also have fertility difficulties. Your fertility acupuncturist will perform a detailed evaluation of both partners and develop a treatment plan to not only boost both people’s fertility, but also to ensure that both are as healthy and fit as possible.
Located in Pacific Palisades, with satellite clinics in Santa Monica, Sherman Oaks, and Beverly Hills, Thumos Health Center offers patients exceptional personalized care. If you are ready to take the first steps toward a more integrative approach to your health care, we invite you to phone 310-927-2792 to schedule an appointment at any of our Los Angeles locations. Our highly knowledgeable and friendly staff will be happy to answer any questions or concerns you might have.