Women are often physically and emotionally depleted and have constrained energy that causes blockages, particularly in the pelvis. These blockages may present as difficulty conceiving or maintaining a pregnancy, painful menstrual cramps, endometriosis, fibroid tumors, PMS symptoms, irregular cycles, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and other disorders.
The Fertility Journey
These disharmonies may result in difficulties with fertility by affecting different parts of the reproductive cycle – production of the egg, fertilization of the egg and implantation of the fertilized egg in the uterus. Similar energy disturbances in men may result in poor sperm production (low sperm counts), shape or motility.
Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture and Your Fertility
Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) seeks to address these problems with time-tested methodologies. TCM and acupuncture have been used for over 5000 years to treat issues of female and male fertility and reproductive health. The aim of TCM is to “normalize,” “harmonize,” and “to bring into balance.” These underlying theories direct TCM clinical practice. This practice directly affects how TCM practitioners address the problems associated with male and female infertility.
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Our TCM practitioners aim to manipulate the flow and force of “Qi”, or life force energy. Using acupuncture and Chinese herbs we help to nourish, support and strengthen Qi and vital fluids (including blood), as well as the internal organs. Using these natural fertility techniques, the possibility of conception is optimized, without serious side-effects or contraindications often associated with pharmaceutical interventions.
How Does Modern Science Explain Acupuncture & TCM?
Many recent clinical studies have demonstrated the power of this traditional medical system. Studies and clinical observation show TCM and acupuncture can help regulate hormones, improve blood and lymph circulation, regulate menses, assist with ovulation, regulate neurotransmitters, and reduce pain and stress, and more.