The first book written about Chinese medicine for infertility was first published around the time of the Crusades. Acupuncture for fertility can be one of the largest and busiest areas of practice for an acupuncturist. In a sense we are not forcing your body to become more fertile than how it should naturally be…when functioning correctly that is. If a person is trulybiologically infertile then no amount of intervention will change that. For most, however, this is not the case and Chinese medicine for infertility can help you!
To an acupuncturist when treating infertility the body is recognized as being in a state of hamperedfertility. Lets take an analogy for example. Let’s say you want to do a little gardening, you have that perfect flower you want to plant… just came mail order today! Your garden is already doing great, awash with color, hardly no work at all…the soil must be very, hmm…fertile!
Ok so your all set and ready to go! Now as you step outside you were so focused on gardening you just didn’t take into account the weather. On the not so distant horizon are dark clouds rumbling and the wind is starting to pick up a lot as you stand there. So now you have a choice, do you go back inside to put on your raincoat and boots to garden real quick before it pours? Most choose this path which can be successful but chances are all your hard work will wind up on the roof of your house or get drowned. Then you’ll wonder for the next couple of months what went wrong? Perhaps a better option perhaps would be to be patient, wait till the storm passes and then plant on a sunnier day.
Irregular menstrual cyclesoften point to an issue of declining fertility.
On the road toward uncovering your natural fertility regulation of the menstrual cycle is of paramount importance. Consistently irregular menstrual cycles often point to an issue of declining fertility as hormonal imbalances most often exist. The same holds true for hormonal problems causing prolonged PMS. Endometriosis which is the overgrowth of uterine tissue for implantation can be the main cause infertility for many women. Herbal medicine can be used to clear the blood stasis caused by this conditon. Acupuncture is much more successful when treating functional vs. structural problems within the body. As an example spasmed fallopian tubes would be a functional problem whereas blocked fallopian tubes would be a structural problem.
When compared side by side eastern and western medicine have different strategies but the same goal in mind when it comes to treating infertility.
In relation to eastern medicine modern medicine has a more stimulatory and less nourishing effect on the body. This is because of the strength of many of the pharmaceuticals in use and more invasive procedures. Eastern medicine has a more nourishing and less immediate stimulatory effect on the body. This is because acupuncture helps adjust what is already present within the body. Herbal medicine is assimilated much like our food is within our body. Many times in order to correct a constitutional imbalance a treatment plan of three months or more is recommended, especially before IVF(in vitro fertilization) therapy. Treatment with acupuncture for infertility favors a slow gradual replenishment of your body’s resources and reserves in order to prepare for the conception.