When you’re trying to get pregnant but having difficulty conceiving, you may feel like your only option is to undergo costly and uncomfortable medical infertility treatments. Fortunately, it’s not. Acupuncture has been used for centuries in Eastern cultures to restore balance in men’s and women’s bodies — balance that is essential when you’re trying to conceive a child. Used alone or in conjunction with IVF, studies prove acupuncture works.
Acupuncture for Men and Women Can Optimize Fertility
Scarsdale fertility acupuncture has helped many struggling couples achieve their dreams of parenthood. In women, acupuncture helps strengthen the uterine lining, improve blood flow to the uterus and even out hormone levels. In men, acupuncture boosts sperm count and enhances sperm quality and motility. One pleasant side effect is acupuncture also helps relieve stress and anxiety common in women and men dealing with infertility.
Even for couples who opt to undergo IVF, acupuncture has been shown to boost success levels. In one German study, 43 percent of IVF patients undergoing acupuncture conceived compared to 26 percent of patients who didn’t receive acupuncture treatments. The success rate for Scarsdale fertility acupuncture patients also is higher than patients who don’t take advantage of this therapy.
A Healthy Lifestyle Is Critical to Conception
If you are ready to start trying to conceive or if you are having trouble conceiving, acupuncture treatment for infertility in Scarsdale and the surrounding towns can help you achieve success sooner. There are other things you can do to increase your odds of becoming pregnant.
Stress can wreak havoc on your immune system and your hormones. Try to alleviate stress by practicing calming activities like yoga, walking and even listening to calming music. Do things you enjoy to take your mind off infertility. There’s a reason so many couples say they became pregnant as soon as they “stopped trying.” Nourish your body with plenty of fruits, vegetables and lean proteins and remove fast food, processed foods, sugary foods and alcohol from your diet. Women should also eat foods high in folate, such as spinach, black-eyed peas, lentils and avocado. Folate is essential to healthy fetal development.
Looking for Traditional Acupuncture Serving Westchester County?
Eastern Wellness Acupuncture has already helped many couples struggling with infertility, and we want to help you realize your dreams of parenthood. Contact us. We know what you’re going through, and we’re here to help.