Is Acupuncture a Good Idea?
- Posted on: Dec 15 2018
Seeing your obstetrician is important to make sure you’re healthy and ready to get pregnant. If you’re already pregnant, it’s important to ask the right questions to maintain the best health of your growing baby. But what do you do if you’re trying to get pregnant, but aren’t having an easy go? Keep reading to learn about a natural option that is quickly becoming more highly recommended by physicians.
What is Acupuncture?
If you are unfamiliar with acupuncture, or only know of it from television, it might seem a little scary, especially if you’re afraid of needles. But, this ancient Chinese practice involving insertion of very thin needles into the body has a long history. The needles are designed and placed at specific points in the body to help unblock Qi (or life force) in order to help you have a more healthy body. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners, Qi travels throughout the body, but when it becomes stuck it can lead to health issues such as fertility concerns.
How can it help infertility?
As mentioned, acupuncture is designed to rebalance the life force or energy flow in the body called Qi. Treatments specifically designed to help with fertility often just involve different placement of the needles, as opposed to treatments for different issues or ailments. By targeting points that are linked to your fertility, and thus encouraging Qi to flow naturally, you may increase your chances of conceiving.
Some western medicine professionals recommend acupuncture, but for other reasons. In fact, many doctors advise women try acupuncture not for the Qi, but for how it affects stress levels. Many patients experience lower stress levels after undergoing acupuncture, and some claim that it is due to the Qi rebalancing, while others argue that the appointments allow for meditation and lower stress, which can help you conceive.
If you’re interested in Acupuncture treatments, it’s important to find a good practitioner with a good record. We may be able to suggest some good options for you. Call us today at (941) 745-5115 to learn about all of our suggestions to help you conceive.