A couple is not considered as a family without a child. As per Webster dictionary, family is the basic unit in society traditionally consisting of two parents rearing their children.
It gives great pressure to couples if they don’t have children after being married for almost a year. Sometimes, one of them could think that they are infertile.
Infertility is a condition when one is not able to produce offspring. There are a lot of reasons for this. Low sperm count for male and problematic uterus for female are the usual.
Infertility is something that one person whether male or female does not want to have.
But in case one is found to be infertile, there are treatments that can be administered. Some are drug treatments, in vitro fertilization, artificial insemination and infertility acupuncture.
How can infertility acupuncture help treat infertility?
Acupuncture first started in China, a thousand years ago. This is almost 4000 thousand year-old treatment that uses needles and these needles are inserted into different parts of the body. This type of treatment has been found effective so someone came up with infertility acupuncture as a treatment for infertility.
Infertility acupuncture is said to be an alternative way of treating problems with fertility. Paired with other modern treatments on fertility, infertility acupuncture works best.
There are doctors that suggest Chinese herbs to be partnered with infertility acupuncture and other treatments for best results.
How beneficial is infertility acupuncture in the fertility process?
Infertility acupuncture can be helpful in all stages of the journey of fertility. Here are some of the benefits of infertility acupuncture in the fertility process:
- Helps increase sperm count
- Serves as stress reliever
- Helps promote regular menses and aids in the flow of blood in woman’s uterus
- Hormone treatments’ side effects are reduced
- Aids in the successful processing of IVF (in vitro fertilization)
- Improves possibility of giving birth and lessen miscarriages
Does infertility acupuncture really work?
Infertility acupuncture still creates controversy. It cannot be explained by modern science how the use of needles really works. A lot of people believe that this is just a myth or one of those Chinese legends.
But does it really work? It doesn’t give best results when done alone. It supplements the magic of modern medicine. A study in Denmark conducted by the Fertility Clinic Trianglen showed that infertility acupuncture creates significant improvement when it is partnered with IVF (in vitro fertilization) and ICSI (intracytoplasmic sperm injection).
Meanwhile, in a Fox News article, a woman name Lucy Appert attested that with the help of infertility acupuncture she bore a child after years of trying to get pregnant.
A study made by Dr. Paul C. Magarelli of the Reproductive Medicine & Fertility Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado showed that there is an improvement in administering IVF when partnered with acupuncture compared to IVF alone.
You may believe it or you may not. But for people who think that bearing a child is hopeless this serves as the “pot of gold at the end of the rainbow”.