If you’re struggling to conceive, you’re not alone. Approximately 9% of men and 11% of women in the United States have experienced fertility problems. When you want to expand your family, infertility can be frustrating at the least, and devastating at the worst.
The Optimal Fertility Program offered at Minnesota Integrative Medicine & Acupuncture offers a possible solution. Clinical Director and Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Kierstin Beaman, DACM, LAc, uses advanced fertility acupuncture practices to help you conceive. The program also ensures optimal health during pregnancy, prepares a woman’s body for labor, and improves recovery after delivery.
Read on to learn more about how the Optimal Fertility Program maximizes your health and gets you in the best fertility shape possible.
A core feature of the Optimal Fertility Program is acupuncture treatment. Research supports the effectiveness of acupuncture in helping women with unexplained fertility problems conceive through in vitro fertilization (IVF). A large meta analysis of 27 studies also reports on the effectiveness of acupuncture in improving conception and healthy pregnancies.
Acupuncture helps optimize a woman’s body for conception and pregnancy. Specifically, acupuncture:
Acupuncture can regulate the body's hormonal balance, which plays a crucial role in fertility. By targeting specific acupuncture points, Dr. Beaman helps regulate hormones such as estrogen, progesterone, and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH). This balance can enhance the menstrual cycle and improve the chances of successful ovulation.
Acupuncture improves blood circulation to the reproductive organs. Increased blood flow can enhance the uterine lining and follicular development, creating a more favorable environment for implantation and pregnancy.
Acupuncture also improves fertile cervical mucus, which improves sperms’ ability to reach an egg for fertilization.
Acupuncture enhances your immune system, so you’re at your healthiest to promote pregnancy. Plus, treatment reduces the chance of miscarriage..
Infertility can be emotionally difficult. Stress and anxiety caused by infertility make successful conception that much harder. Acupuncture promotes relaxation and reduces stress levels. This can positively influence fertility by balancing the body's stress response and promoting overall well-being.
By increasing blood flow to the ovaries and testes, acupuncture supports the development of healthier eggs and improves sperm count, motility, and morphology.
Acupuncture complements ART, or assisted reproductive technology, including IVF, and it lessens uterine contractions after embryo transfer during IVF. Acupuncture can also ease the side effects of medications administered during ART.
Dr. Beaman’s Optimal Fertility Program is a comprehensive program that’s customized for each patient and their unique needs.
She consults with your OB/GYN and any other medical providers to improve your success with ART. Acupuncture combined with other treatments help regulate menstruation, promote ovulation, and encourage implantation.
The Optimal Fertility Program can’t guarantee pregnancy, but it’s a beneficial complementary therapy for couples struggling with fertility issues. Acupuncture offers a holistic approach to treating infertility and improving your chance of conceiving.