For some people, the miracle of conception is a simple matter, for others, it is a struggle. Modern science has given those couples who have trouble conceiving many different options to conceive. There is artificial insemination, donor eggs and embryos, in vitro fertilization, and many more. These procedures are all very expensive with varying rates of success. For some people, money is no object when it comes to having a child, but many other people cannot afford these expensive fertility treatments.

One option that is open to both the wealthy and those of more modest means, is acupuncture. This form of TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) has been around for millennia and is effective in treating various maladies. It is also a cost-effective, safe, and non-invasive fertility treatment that can address both male and female fertility problems. So, if you are a Florida couple that is having trouble conceiving, try fertility acupuncture in Miami before trying the more expensive methods.

Female Fertility Problems :

Infertility in women is usually caused by ovulation problems, signs of ovulation troubles include absent or irregular menstruation. Female infertility can also be caused by physical defects in the womb that can prevent the egg from implanting in the uterus. The following are some of the more common reasons for female infertility:

PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) 

This is a reproductive hormone imbalance that affects one-tenth of the women of childbearing age. This condition affects the ovaries and prevents the egg from either developing properly or being released during ovulation.

POI (Primary Ovarian Insufficiency) 

This is when a woman’s ovaries stop functioning normally before menopause. Note that POI is not the same thing as early menopause.

Obstructed Fallopian Tubes 

This is a physical problem that can prevent the egg and the sperm from coming into contact with each other, thus preventing fertilization. There are different reasons why the fallopian tubes could become blocked, such as PID (Pelvic Inflammatory Disease) or endometriosis.

Fibroids 

These are abnormal, non-cancerous tumors that grow in the uterus of some women. These can affect the chance of pregnancy in some women, however,  conception is still possible for some women who have fibroids.

How Acupuncture Can Help to Treat Female Infertility

Acupuncture cannot help with physical problems like blocked fallopian tubes or be scarring from endometriosis, but it can help increase fertility chances in other cases. Acupuncture can lower stress levels, which can aid in fertility because stress hormones can lower fertility hormones like progesterone.

Medical literature also shows that acupuncture is capable of improving menstrual health and that it has an effect on female reproductive function. It helps to improve blood flow, which leads to a thicker endometrial lining. Acupuncture is also effective for women who are undergoing other forms of fertility treatment like IVF. 

Male Fertility Problems

Male infertility is usually caused by a low sperm count, abnormally functioning sperm, or a blockage that prevents the transmission of sperm. Some of the common problems that cause male infertility are as follows:

Low Sperm Count or Poor Sperm Motility :

Both of these problems can be caused by injury to the genitals, a hormonal imbalance, a genetic disorder, infections, or exposure to certain drugs or chemicals.

Varicoceles :

These are enlarged veins in the scrotum, similar to varicose veins in the legs. It is believed that they increase the temperature in the testes, which has a deleterious effect on sperm production.

Ejaculation Problem 

This can be caused by a blockage in the ejaculatory duct, which can prevent sperm from getting into the ejaculatory fluid. This kind of problem is usually caused by damage or a blockage to the epididymis or vas deferens. Some men also experience retrograde ejaculation, which is when the semen is ejected into the bladder instead of the penis.

Antisperm Antibodies 

In rare cases, the body may produce antibodies that lower sperm count or destroy sperm altogether. This can be caused by infection or an injury.

How Acupuncture Can Be Used To Treat Male Fertility Problems

Tests have shown that acupuncture can improve sperm motility and sperm quality. There are various theories as to why this is the case; one theory states that acupuncture increases sperm maturation levels by naturally increasing the level of testosterone.

Other theories postulate that acupuncture improves circulation levels and that it functions as an anti-inflammatory. Regardless of the reason, acupuncture has been proven to help with male infertility, provided the problem is not caused by damage or trauma to the reproductive organs.

Acupuncture Is An Effective Fertility Treatment For Men And Women

Acupuncture is effective as a standalone fertility treatment or as a supplemental treatment to help improve the chances of success with other kinds of fertility treatments. It is a relatively affordable, non-invasive procedure that can help both men and women with their fertility problems. So, before trying other fertility treatments, consider fertility acupuncture in Miami to put your conception struggles behind you.