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How Acupuncture Could Help With Infertility

holding hands in heart shape around pregnant bellyAccording to the American Pregnancy Association website, infertility “affects approximately 10-15% of couples throughout the United States.” Couples who have been trying to conceive for at least a year without success are typically given the diagnosis of infertility. At Shore Chiropractic and Acupuncture LLC, we offer acupuncture NJ, which could improve your chances of getting pregnant.

How Does It Work?

For nearly 5,000 years, this ancient form of Traditional Chinese Medicine has been used. Acupuncture aims to restore optimal energy flow to the organs, glands, and tissues of the body through the use of carefully-placed, fine needles.

In particular, acupuncture can help to improve the success rate of IVF in many ways:

  • Improves the function of ovaries to produce eggs that are of better quality
  • Controls the hormones to make more follicles
  • Improves blood flow to the uterus and increases uterine lining thickness
  • Relaxes the patient and diminishes their stress
  • Prevents the uterus from contracting
  • Decreases the side effects of IVF drugs
  • Boosts the immune system
  • Improves semen to produce better quality and quantity of embryos
  • Reduces chances of miscarriage

FAQ

When should I start acupuncture?

You can start acupuncture at any time during the fertility treatment. It can be beneficial before you start taking any oral or injectable drugs to help prepare your body. Acupuncture can also be used during drug treatment to help manage side effects. These could include moodiness, fatigue and nausea.

Is acupuncture safe?

Acupuncture is considered to be one of the safest medical modalities available. Dr. Joe is highly experienced in providing acupuncture to his patients. He is a board-certified diplomate of acupuncture through the National Board Certification Committee of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).

Does it hurt?

No! Acupuncture is surprisingly gentle and pain-free. The needles used are fine and designed to pass through the pores of the skin carefully. Most of our patients report feeling nothing when the needles are inserted.

If you’ve been trying to conceive without success, we invite you tobook an appointment with Dr. Joe.

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