The use of acupuncture has the potential to support physical, mental, and emotional health and improve overall well-being. Acupuncture involves the use of extremely fine needles inserted along defined channels or meridians of the body. The treatments and needling of points are specifically custom tailored to each individual. The therapy can create balance where there was previous imbalance. It is also instrumental in treating internal medical issues as well as reducing and effectively eliminating pain.
Having regular Acupuncture can maintain a healthy immune system to protect you from common ailments like coughs and colds. If you are feeling run down, acupuncture is an excellent pick-me-up. It helps you to sleep better, aids digestion and boosts your energy levels. By moving your energy or Qi, acupuncture brings balance back into your body and hence into your life. When you are balanced, you are happy and relaxed, you have the resources you need to tackle the stresses and strains of daily living. It doesn’t take much to disturb this equilibrium.
Acupuncture for Fertility
There is growing evidence that acupuncture can greatly increase a woman’s chance of becoming pregnant. Acupuncture helps by addressing problems that affect fertility such as an under-functioning thyroid (hypothyroidism) or over-functioning thyroid (hyperthyroidism).
Research has found that acupuncture treatment can actually aid the conception process. Over the past twenty years, fertility problems have increased dramatically. At least 25% of couples in the UK planning a baby will have trouble conceiving, and more and more couples are turning to fertility treatments to help them start a family.
Fertility focused acupuncture treatment can help to increase blood flow to the reproductive organs, balance hormone levels, regulate the menstrual cycle and help improve the lining of the uterus and quality of eggs released. Additionally, conditions such as polycystic ovaries and endometriosis have also been shown to improve with acupuncture Men today also face fertility problems. Benefits to male fertility have been helped by acupuncture with positive effects on sperm count, morphology and mobility.
It is known that stress has an adverse effect on the fertility hormones. Acupuncture can be used to strengthen the constitution, thus enabling couples to cope with any stress and anxieties they may experience during the process of trying to start a family. The acupuncture treatment can help promote a calm, positive, relaxed frame of mind which can bring a more successful outcome for conception.
Acupuncture in Pregnancy
Acupuncture treatment can be used throughout pregnancy. From the first few weeks helping to ease the many symptoms that can arise, to weekly pre-birth sessions from 36 weeks to help prepare the body and mind for labour. Special sessions using acupuncture and moxibustion are utilised for when a baby presents as breech, to help encourage the baby to move into the correct position. Acupuncture can also offer ideal support postpartum. Treatment at this time is very restorative and helps to normalise the system’s, treating symptoms such as night sweats, anxiety, exhaustion and mastitis.
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