Acupuncture For Fertility in Nashville
Acupuncture works for Fertility by doing the following:
- Balances Hormones
- Improves Egg Quality and Quantity
- Increases Blood Flow to the Uterus
- Helps the Fetus Implant and Obtain Nutrients
- Helps to Prevent Miscarriage
- Enhances Digestive Function and Nutrient Absorption
- Promotes Good Sleep Habits
- Stablizes Mood
How Does Acupuncture work for Fertility?
Acupuncture Balances Hormones
Acupuncture helps to balance the hormones increase both estrogen and progesterone in the body during pregnancy. Estrogen and progesterone are the main pregnancy hormones. A woman will produce more estrogen when pregnant than throughout her whole life when not pregnant. The increase in estrogen during pregnancy allows the placenta and uterus to do the following:
- Increase vascularization (the number of blood vessels that form) to the growing fetus
- Allow for nutrient absorption from the mother to the baby
- Helps the fetus to develop and mature
The rapid increase of estrogen is usually responsible for nausea in the first trimester. In the second trimester, estrogen plays a big part in milk duct development and enlarges the breasts.
Progesterone also increases during pregnancy. The increase leads to the following:
- loosening of ligaments and joints in the body during pregnancy
- The ureters increase in size for urine production
- The uterus changes in size to accommodate the growing fetus
Acupuncture helps to Realign the Nervous System
At the basis of the human body, lies the nervous system. The nervous system is the body’s communication device, which controls much of what the body does. The central nervous system (CNS) consists of the brain and spinal cord. The peripheral nervous system (PNS) consists of nerves that connect your CNS to the rest of the body. The nervous system controls walking, talking, swallowing, breathing, learning, and bodily reactions. Nerves are made of neurons that carry messages by electrical activity from one part of the body to another. Neurons carry messages from the brain to the muscles for movement. Other neurons detect light and sound and carry information to the brain. Acupuncture works by way of accessing the nervous system, and with certain acupuncture points, acupuncturists are giving the body a directive. The nervous system is the main system that tells the body to balance hormones, speed up or calm down. Acupuncture works to realign and balance the nervous system so this energetic system is functioning properly and energy in the form of positive and negatively charged ions are balanced in the body.
Acupuncture to Prevent Miscarriage
We treat women who are prone to miscarriage or who have had many IUI and IVF attempts with no success. Acupuncture is often highly effective to help the fetus stay implanted in the uterus. Women who have had a few to several miscarriages often have success during pregnancy to birth, with the incorporation of weekly Acupuncture at least up to the first trimester. Many fertility clinics in Nashville promote the use of Acupuncture alongside Western Medicine because it is so effective for fertility purposes.
Acupuncture Increases Digestive Function & Nutrient Absorption
Acupuncture is effective for fertility because it helps not only to increase the digestive function of the mother, but with good digestion, there is good nutrient absorption. A growing fetus needs nutrients and when the mother is eating healthy and absorbing food properly, these nutrients are directly circulated to the growing fetus. The fetus obtains what the mother ingests on a daily basis. Acupuncture is helpful because it enhances digestion, absorption, and metabolism, all of which the baby relies on for growth.
Acupuncture Stablilzes the Mood
Whether a woman is trying to get pregnant naturally, or with fertility medications only, or IUI and IVF therapy, there are a number of hormones flowing in the body that can cause mood swings, irritability, depression, and anxiety. Acupuncture, due to its nature of accessing the nervous system to balance hormones, it can be incredibly helpful to balance and stabilize the mood. Women often find that with weekly acupuncture visits, they feel more mentally balanced, which leads to more positive home relationships and a better experience throughout the fertility process and pregnancy.
Acupuncture Enhances Fertility Health
Acupuncture works for fertility because a healthy body is a fertile body. The body is the baby’s house for 9 months. Therefore, the baby is going to stay inside a body that has good digestion, nutrient flow, good circulation, is balanced, grounded and stable. Because so many systems are involved in the health of the woman, if one or multiple systems fail, the baby will be compromised. With regular acupuncture treatments and checking in with the Acupuncturist on a regular basis, we are offering the highest level of medical knowledge in the way of food, herbs, vitamins, and lifestyle. In addition, we are trained in the process of fertility and can work with your Western doctor to make sure we are all working for your best interest, to produce a happy, fertile body and a beautiful newborn baby.
Acupuncture Enhances Egg Quality and Quantity
From conception to pregnancy, there is high importance with egg quality and quantity. A high quality egg must be made by the ovaries that then meets a high quality sperm, which leads to conception. Following, this egg needs to travel from the ovaries, down the Fallopian tubes into the uterus. Upon reaching this destination, it needs to implant and burrow to find a cozy spot to grow. Acupuncture helps with not only the number of eggs made, which has been scientifically shown to increase, but it also helps the woman’s body to produce a very good egg. Acupuncture is an important adjunt to this process.
Acupuncturists and Fertility Clinics Work Together!
Medical Doctors are now working with Acupuncturists in a concerted effort for fertility. Our clinic specializes in Fertility Acupuncture in the Nashville area. We have years of experience treating women at every stage from pre-conception to pregnancy, and after delivery. It is very important to start these treatments early, so the body is healthy and if doing IVF, able to receive the IVF implantation. We are here to see you through from beginning to end, to make this process easier and more comfortable. Our highly trained Acupuncturist has a decade of success with achieving pregnancy!
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