Some women find getting pregnant so easy. The other half of women are just not as fortunate. I am of one of the other half. So, I had to go through all the emotional and physical downs of difficult conception. It was hard especially that I badly wanted to become a mother.
The reason why women have fertility problems can be physiological such as having blocked fallopian tubes or hormonal imbalance. It’s also highly possible that the infertility problem is with your partner who has low sperm count. Other times, stress can also cause infertility issues especially if it’s chronic. As in my case, the doctor claimed that the reason is subclinical. It means that there’s no definite cause, although the problem is already very loud and clear.
Anyways, women who experience infertility issues nowadays are already bombarded with so many options. There’s no need to worry. Thanks to technology and science, there are less expensive and non-evasive treatments available nowadays. Acupuncture to get pregnant, for instance, is a great and safe way to boost fertility for women of all ages. Yes, you heard it right, acupuncture has evolved to answer a myriad of medical problems including infertility. The really good thing about this alternative is its relatively lower costs as opposed to other treatments like artificial insemination or in-vitro fertilization.
Luckily, I found a fertility acupuncture clinic in Melbourne which is absolutely reliable and fantastic.
You know Melbourne as that city with dense population. It is flocked with different businesses, including various kinds of clinics. That’s why the task of finding a credible and reliable fertility acupuncture can be a bit tricky. But after days of searching, I just found a really good one and I consider this as heaven’s gift.
Remember that the key to successful treatment starts with an accurate diagnosis. Therefore, have yourself checked first to be aware of the root cause of your fertility problem. Not all cases of infertility can be fully treated with acupuncture. For example, endometriosis which can result to tubal adhesion requires an operation, and acupuncture, alongside lifestyle change, can only supplement the treatment. Acupuncture, after all, can help increase blood circulation towards the endometrium to thicken the lining.
After a careful diagnosis, your doctor can then map out a treatment plan for you. A lot of medical doctors would even consider subjecting you to acupuncture as this Chinese tradition is simply about improving specific pathways in the body. Meaning, there’s no harm done when you go through acupuncture.
The practice of acupuncture involves the insertion of ultra-thin needles into specific points which are part of bodily channels or meridians. Acupuncture works by improving regulation of the thyroid gland as in the case of infertility. Hormonal imbalance may be due to under- or over-functioning of the thyroid gland.
Although acupuncture is effective, most medical practitioners still recommend a combination of lifestyle change, acupuncture, and orthodox medicine for a treatment. Based on personal experience, here are some ways to ensure effective acupuncture treatment.
Eating healthy is one way to boost fertility. The umbrella concept of ovulatory dysfunction encompasses some unexplained causes of infertility. Many doctors believe that this has something to do with the food that we eat. Among the fertility foods are: vegetable protein like tofu, monosaturated fats like olive oil, and high fiber but low glycemic foods like wheat grains.
Related to food intake is the reduction of weight for us women. Our body mass index or BMI should neither be too low or too high. Endocrinologists have found a correlation between overweight problems and subclinical polycystic ovary syndrome or simply, PCOS.
BMI becomes critical especially when we hit mid-thirties. Researchers found that once we reach 35 years of age, we decrease our overall capacity to conceive by an alarming 43 percent.
Next to consider is your stress level. Modicum amount of stress is said to improve work performance, but too much stress can be detrimental to women’s fertility. When a person experiences a high level of stress, especially emotional stress, the body releases too much cortisol which affects glucose levels and metabolism (carbohydrate, fat, and protein). Remember that subclinical PCOS is related to insulin resistance as well.
Lastly, women should avoid smoking, drinking alcohol, or taking in prohibited drugs. These are harmful substances that can bring about damaging effects to the body.
While acupuncture has been proven to effectively boost fertility, its effects will be null if you have vices and your health is poor. My doctor encouraged me to do all those measures while I undergo acupuncture sessions. Not only was I able to conceive in the following months, I was generally in a happy state of being.
While each woman has her own preference and fertility issues differ, I’d say acupuncture would still be the best option. It has no side effects and it costs less. If you have doubts whether you really have fertility issues, bear this in mind. According to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, a woman, who doesn’t get pregnant in 12 months-time despite unprotected sex, should consider seeking a specialist. If you’re 35 years old, 6 months of not getting pregnant should be enough to alert you.
May my insights enlighten your fertility concerns.