Having a baby is one of the most wonderful events in a person’s life, but it doesn’t come without its risks and challenges. Usually one of the first not-so-enjoyable experiences of pregnancy is morning sickness. All that joy from hearing the incredible news all of a sudden becomes tempered by constant nausea, vomiting and fatigue.
The good news for women is that acupuncture is being used increasingly to help ebb the effects of morning sickness and make the first trimester an entirely more enjoyable experience. In fact, celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Fergie have embraced acupuncture to specifically combat morning sickness, as it doesn’t require medication.
Acupuncture – as you know – uses the insertion of ultra-thin, sterile needles into very specific points throughout your body. These points are strategically located along meridians and energy channels and when penetrated with the needles, can help improve certain bodily functions. How acupuncture helps with morning sickness is that it helps to increase the blood flow to the uterus and ovaries while also helping to calm the patient’s nervous system.
On the whole, acupuncture also helps the body become more accommodating to conception – helping women who’ve had difficulty conceiving get pregnant by normalizing ovulation and better regulate stress hormones.
Women aren’t the only folks who get a reproductive boost; as males can benefit, too. New studies have shown that regular treatment can significantly improve sperm counts and greatly improves a man’s motility (the speed at which sperm swims). As a result, issues like low testosterone, erectile dysfunction and male infertility can be combated. Best of all, unlike the plethora of new male enhancement medications out there today, acupuncture doesn’t require you to take any side-effects-laden artificial drugs that could adversely affect someone’s overall health.
To learn more about how acupuncture can help combat infertility, contact our office today!