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Addressing Infertility with Acupuncture Miami

May 13, 2012

Even before considering in vitro fertilization, fertility medications and other assisted reproductive technologies (ART), you should seriously consider acupuncture as a viable way to enhance your fertility.  Acupuncture Miami is not as popular as ARTs or fertility medications primarily because it has no corporate backing but it is beginning to gain popularity because of its sheer efficacy and potency in treating many kinds of fertility problems.

Acupuncture is considered an alternative type of medicine.  Unlike conventional medicine, acupuncture considers each patient as unique in itself and therefore treats patients in different ways according to each patient’s constitution.   For problems in conceiving, females (and males also) will suffer from different kinds of infertility.   Acupuncture treats each person according to the symptoms the person manifests and uses an individualized style to address the unique constitution and the infertility of the person.

Acupuncture is one of the most important components of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM).  Its process involves the insertion of filiform needles into specific points on the body.  Fertility can be enhanced by restoring the stability in chi (vital force) via the removal of blockages along the twelve major meridians of the body.  Meridians are invisible energy vessels that act like blood vessels but instead convey chi throughout the body instead of blood.  The person experiences good health when all meridians convey ample amounts of chi through the organs.  When this supply gets deficient due to blockages in the meridians, illness such as infertility arises in the body.

It is not surprising that people with infertility are generally those with highly stressful jobs, coffee drinkers, alcohol drinkers and those with irregular diets.  These dietary factors have very low chi content in them and the stress from work can negatively affect the functions of the major organs in the body because stress often is responsible for the development of energy blockages in the meridians.  Some of these organs affected may not be related to the reproductive organs but the disharmony of the non-reproductive organs can also disrupt the normal function of the reproductive organs and that is why the non-reproductive organs’  disharmony can also lead to infertility. The best counter to the harmful effects of the poor diets and stressful lifestyle are Chinese herbs, healthy diet and acupuncture.

So many studies dealing with acupuncture on female fertility has been done and they have shown that acupuncture greatly improves blood circulation to the ovaries and uterus which greatly improves regular ovulation.  With regards to hormonal imbalances, acupuncture can be used to address fertility conditions such as amenorrhea, anovulation, increased levels of follicle stimulating hormone, luteal phase defect, polycystic ovarian syndrome and endometriosis.  For structural deficiencies leading to infertility such as blocked fallopian tubes, acupuncture may not be so effective in treating these types of conditions.