When you first start trying to get pregnant, it’s fun and exciting. However, as the weeks and months pass by with only negative test results, it can become frustrating. The good news is that Fertility Acupuncture can be used to treat infertility.
There are many different reasons for infertility. Some are medical issues, some are emotional, and some are caused by the stress and frustration of continuously trying month after month.
There is hope!
Sophie can treat infertility through the use of acupuncture. Clinical trials have shown acupuncture to increase fertility. She has supported many couples going through the process of IVF, artificial insemination, those who have had multiple miscarriages and couples who have been trying for months or even years to have a baby.
The first step to getting pregnant is to visit your family doctor and gynecologist to eliminate the possibility for any physical barriers. These may include:
- Polycystic ovarian syndrome
- Pelvic inflammatory disease
Once these medical barriers have been ruled out, Sophie will begin working with the mom-to-be on regulating her hormones, decreasing her stress and anxiety. This is done through weekly acupuncture sessions over the course of several months. This treatment can also be done in conjunction with Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART). Sophie works with your medical clinic to help improve your fertility during that process.
Learn more about assisted fertility acupuncture.
The stress of an unsuccessful pregnancy increases the cortisol in a woman, it throws their hormones out of whack and when their body is in that fight or flight mode, it automatically shuts down anything that is non-essential. And that, unfortunately, includes the reproductive systems.
It takes time to build stress and anxiety, and it also takes time to deactivate the fight or flight mode and regulate everything. The process requires patience but has a high success rate of helping women become pregnant.
Acupuncture can also help fathers-to-be after they’ve been to their family doctor or urologist to rule out any physical barriers. Acupuncture can decrease stress, regulate their testosterone levels and increase their sperm count.
Sophie is a Registered Acupuncturist, so treatments are covered by many extended health insurance plans.
Please refer to your employer’s benefits package summary for coverage details.