Using Acupuncture To Treat PCOS And Boost Fertility
Using acupuncture for women’s health isn’t a new idea. Traditional Eastern medicine has been treating women’s health and reproductive issues for years using a holistic approach involving herbal remedies, acupuncture, and the like.
So, today, when it comes to treating PCOS or boosting fertility, it only makes sense to look toward more natural options.
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese healing practice that brings balance to the body. Usually, when something is not functioning properly the body’s life force, Qi, doesn’t respond. And, this blockage can throw everything off. Using tiny needles, a skilled acupuncturist will get the Qi moving again and allow your body to find healing.
When the body is in harmony, it becomes the perfect breeding ground for all aspects of health, including things like fertility and reproductive health.
Treating PCOS with Acupuncture
PCOS, short for polycystic ovarian syndrome, is a condition that continues to affect more and more women. And, unfortunately, it is becoming one of the biggest causes of infertility in women.
Some of the most common PCOS symptoms include:
- Missed periods
- Irregular periods
- Light periods
- Thinning hair
- Weight gain
- Skin tags
- Hair growth on back, stomach, chest
- Excessively oily skin
Western medicine treats PCOS with medications that help encourage ovulation, diabetes medication, and birth control pills. All of these come with risks. Yet not treating PCOS can result in dangerous health conditions like heart disease and diabetes – which are also risks.
When opting for a holistic approach, acupuncture, Chinese herbs, and nutritional changes work to keep everything in control and functioning smoothly.
Boosting Fertility with Acupuncture
At some point during child-bearing age, many women have that dream of being a mom. Though, it doesn’t always come with the ability to do so. Whether natural or through IVF, acupuncture can help boost the chances of a future pregnancy.
The acupuncture sessions focus on the liver meridian, spleen, kidney meridians, and the abdominal/pelvic area. And engaging in them for about 3 to 4 months is often enough to start moving forward with trying to get pregnant, whether conception is assisted or natural.
So how does acupuncture boost fertility?
- It helps to balance the hormones – since hormones play a huge role in getting pregnant
- Reduces stress
- Gets the blood flowing throughout the body – especially the reproductive organs
- In men, acupuncture can increase sperm count
In all, acupuncture creates a safe, healthy environment for conception to occur. Which can be all that is needed for the miracle to happen.
Acupuncture can continue to work during your pregnancy, too, reducing your risks and making sure that everything goes as planned. Should any issues arise, acupuncture is able to provide what is needed to bring the new baby to fruition.
Learn More About Acupuncture and Reproductive Health
If you are interested in learning more about how acupuncture can benefit certain areas of your reproductive health, including PCOS and fertility issues, then Thumos Health Center can help. We specialize in addressing women’s health issues – and we’d welcome the opportunity to help you through yours.
Contact us today at (323) 372-5150 to make an appointment.