A Word About Acupuncture, IVF, and Early Pregnancy Care

Millions of women around the world have trouble getting pregnant or carrying a pregnancy to term. There are several causes of fertility problems, ranging from unhealthy lifestyle choices to age-related complications. Acupuncture and IVF In vitro fertilization (or IVF) is a ray of hope for women who have been trying to get pregnant with no success and those who have had multiple miscarriages. The process involves fertilizing mature eggs with sperm in controlled conditions in…

What Causes Recurrent Pregnancy Loss?

Recurrent pregnancy loss is a shattering blow to any parent. It is characterized by two or more consecutive failed pregnancies. Around 10 to 15% of pregnancies end in miscarriage. A thorough physical examination is recommended after three failed pregnancies. Women over 35 and those who have been trying to conceive for more than a year should have a thorough checkup done by a fertility expert after two miscarriages. Here are some common causes of recurrent…

How to Use Acupuncture for Women’s Health

Women’s health is a huge part of medical discussion circuits and forums. Yet it is still not paid proper attention to. With the wide variety of physical and mental struggles women deal with in their lives, acupuncture is a treatment that any woman should consider. With its diverse advantages, it is already proving itself to be the best alternative physical treatment one can get. Aside from a whole host of physical and mental benefits, acupuncture…

Acupuncture & Fertility – 5 Things You Should Know

Infertility is on the rise. Around 12% of women of between 14 and 44 in the U.S. experience difficulty getting pregnant or carrying a pregnancy to term. Some common causes of female infertility include ovulation disorders such as PCOS, hypothalamic dysfunction, endometriosis, and damage to the fallopian tubes. Many women who are grappling with infertility use acupuncture to manage their condition. As studies have found that the traditional Chinese practice can restore fertility in women by…

Liver Detox for Fertility Patients

Multiple studies have drawn connections between fertility with liver health. Liver problems can affect fertility in more ways than you’d expect. Many fertility patients turn to acupuncture to detox their livers and get their bodies ready for a healthy pregnancy. How Can Acupuncture Help? Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) practitioners believe that acupuncture can help protect patients from chronic liver disease.  There are several ways in which acupuncture can help with detoxing the liver including helping…

Does Acupuncture Work for Fertility?

Infertility can be defined as the inability to achieve a clinical pregnancy, despite having unprotected sexual intercourse for 12 months. Ovulation problems commonly cause infertility. Some problems prevent eggs from being released at all, while others prevent eggs from being released during some cycles. Infertility is more common than people realize. Around 10 percent of women ages 15 to 44 in the United States have difficulty conceiving or staying pregnant.  Symptoms  One of the most…

Acupuncture: Benefits, How It Works and Some Myths About It

Acupuncture is an ancient medical technique that originated in China approximately 3,000 years ago. Acupuncture treatments involve inserting paper thin needles (generally the size of a human hair) into the skin at strategic points on the body.  Benefits  Research suggests that acupuncture works particularly well on chronic pain, including back pain, neck pain, headache, and osteoarthritis/knee pain. No wonder people from all over the world use it to break the vicious circle of chronic pain.…

Acupuncture for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome or PCOS is a hormonal disorder that causes enlarged ovaries with small cysts on the outer edges. The body of a woman with PCOS produces too much testosterone (the primary male sex hormones). This hormonal imbalance makes it difficult for them to conceive.    Genetic factors can make some women more vulnerable to PCOS. Other common reasons include insulin resistance and increased levels of inflammation. Some common PCOS symptoms are irregular periods,…