Trying to conceive is an incredibly exciting time in a person's life. It can also be stressful, emotional, and frustrating. If you have been trying to conceive, you have likely learned so much about your body and fertility. It is fascinating that your basal body temperature and cervical mucus change based on the menstrual cycle. It is amazing how much we can learn about our fertility with investigative technologies like semen analysis, blood work, and diagnostic imaging.
If you are looking for support in your TTC journey acupuncture can help you conceive quickly. Ideally, acupuncture treatments start three months before conception for both the person trying to become pregnant and their partner. Weekly acupuncture treatments continue until the couple is successful, but it can be used at any time while trying to conceive.
Fertility is a complex topic and there are many ways acupuncture can help.
Acupuncture helps with:
- Irregular menstrual cycles
- Polycystic ovarian syndrome
- Diminished ovarian reserve
- Obstructed fallopian tubes
- Hormonal imbalances
- Egg quality
- Pelvic inflammatory disease
Uterine and egg infertility accounts for roughly 40% of all infertility diagnoses. Acupuncture supports fertility and can help you get pregnant faster.
Sperm factor infertility makes up roughly 40% of infertility diagnoses. There are four components to male fertility.
- Motility: How far are the sperm swimming in a straight line?
- Morphology: How many of them have one head, one tail, and appear normal?
- Count: The number of sperm in a sample. This number will vary (sometimes dramatically) from week to week.
- Volume: The sample size, usually in millilitres (ml).
Acupuncture can improve all four measures of sperm health and support fertility.
Everyone who is trying to conceive is welcome at Accessible Acupuncture.
Your acupuncturist will work with you and your chosen fertility clinic during IUI, IVI, IVF, FET, and surrogacy.
Acupuncture for both partners during IVF, IUI, IVI, and FET increases the rates of positive pregnancy tests and live births.
Acupuncture supports fertility and artificial reproductive technologies by improving blood flow, increasing egg quality, regulating the menstrual cycle, managing side effects of medications, and reducing stress.
Accessible Acupuncture focuses on Inclusion and Accessibility. As such, we don't refer to ourselves as an Acupuncture Women's Health Clinic. We do focus on what are traditionally women's health concerns but to include everyone with a uterus we prefer to call ourselves a Uterine Health Clinic.
Everyone is welcome at Accessible Acupuncture. We reflect that in the language we use, the information on your intake forms, and the knowledgeable and compassionate care you will receive from our acupuncturist.