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Acupuncture for Preconception
Dr. Angela Marshall, Registered Acupuncturist & Chinese Medicine Practitioner, Hypno-birth Instructor, Womb & Fertility Massage Therapist

Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years to promote overall health and well-being. In recent years, it has gained popularity as a complementary therapy for couples who are trying to conceive. Acupuncture can benefit both men and women during the preconception period by improving fertility and overall health.

Here are some of the benefits of acupuncture during the preconception period:
 

  1. Regulates menstrual cycles: Irregular menstrual cycles can make it difficult to conceive. Acupuncture can help regulate menstrual cycles by promoting the proper flow of energy and blood throughout the body.

  2. Improves ovarian function: Acupuncture can help improve ovarian function by promoting blood flow to the ovaries and balancing hormone levels.

  3. Boosts sperm quality: Acupuncture can improve sperm count and motility by increasing blood flow to the reproductive organs and reducing inflammation.

  4. Reduces stress: Stress can have a negative impact on fertility. Acupuncture can help reduce stress and promote relaxation, which can have a positive impact on fertility.

  5. Improves overall health: Acupuncture can help improve overall health by promoting the proper flow of energy and blood throughout the body. This can help reduce inflammation and improve the function of the reproductive organs.

  6. Increases the success of IVF: Acupuncture can be used as a complementary therapy to improve the success of IVF. Studies have shown that acupuncture can increase the success rate of IVF by improving blood flow to the uterus and ovaries.

It is important to note that acupuncture should only be performed by a licensed acupuncturist who has experience working with fertility issues. The preconception period is a critical time for the development of a healthy pregnancy, and it is important to ensure that any treatment is safe and effective.

In conclusion, acupuncture is a safe and effective complementary therapy that can benefit both men and women during the preconception period. It can help regulate menstrual cycles, improve ovarian function and sperm quality, reduce stress, improve overall health, and increase the success of IVF. If you are trying to conceive and considering acupuncture, be sure to consult with a licensed acupuncturist who has experience working with fertility issues.

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Written by Angela Marshall, Holistic Acupuncturist

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