According to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, around 6.7 million American women have faced impaired fertility. If you have experienced infertility and would like a natural, safe treatment, acupuncture, performed by Peter Lok Acupuncture could be for you.
What is acupuncture ?
Acupuncture is the insertion of sterile, ultra-thin needles into various points in the body, which are on meridians or channels. These pathways are located on both the interior and exterior of the body. When needled, these points help regulate the way the body functions, thus positively addressing problems that affect fertility.
Types of infertility that can be treated with acupuncture:
Virtually any type of fertility disorder can be treated using acupuncture, including spasmed tubes. In many cases, acupuncture is combined with herbal treatments to remedy the problem of elevated follicle stimulating hormone, hyperprolactinemia, annovulatory cycles, luteal phase defect, repeated pregnancy loss, unexplained infertility, polycystic ovarian syndrome and even factors associated with male infertility including sperm-DNA-fragmentation.
The best time to acquire acupuncture before a fertility treatment:
Acupuncture is a process-oriented method of medical intervention. Therefore, it is best to begin acupuncture treatments three to four months before in vitro fertilization, insemination or donor-egg transfer.
According to a study from the Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology Fertility Centre, women are encouraged to acquire acupuncture treatments both before and after embryo transfer. According to the Berkley Center for Reproductive Wellness, the most effective infertility treatment plan involves herbal medicine, traditional medicine and acupuncture.
The safety of acupuncture for infertility:
Overall, acupuncture for infertility is safe. However, the more experienced the acupuncturists the better when it comes to safety. This is due to the fact that there is a risk of miscarriage if incorrect acupuncture points are used during a pregnancy, making experience key to safety. Dr. Peter Lok’s 35 years of experience means he is well aware of the minute risks involved and understands how to safely perform acupuncture treatments.
When facing infertility, couples can become discouraged and despondent. Thankfully, acupuncture is a safe, healthy way to treat the issue. Come see Dr. Peter Lok Acupuncture for your fertility needs today.