Getting pregnant and carrying a healthy baby to term is no walk in the park. Some people find it difficult to get pregnant, while others who get pregnant face many issues. Some research shows that not only may acupuncture boost your chances of getting pregnant it can also help relieve some pregnancy symptoms.
At Acupuncture Health Services in Shrewsbury, New Jersey, Michael Beys, LAc, DACm, and his team use the ancient practice of acupuncture to safely and naturally help with certain issues that could arise with your pregnancy.
Read on to learn more about how acupuncture can help with pregnancy.
Research shows that acupuncture can improve fertility in both men and women trying to conceive. To understand how acupuncture can help, you need to know how it works.
Acupuncture involves using a set of specialized needles to stimulate certain nerve endings just underneath your skin. When this is done, your body releases certain chemical messengers that have several benefits, including improved fertility.
Scientists and researchers have looked into the benefits of acupuncture for pregnancy and fertility for decades. In a 2018 study published in the Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences, researchers found that acupuncture can effectively treat infertility in both men and women.
The study focused on the case of a young 28-year-old couple who had been unable to get pregnant for a year. After four acupuncture treatments, an improvement in the sperm quality of the man was observed. After seven acupuncture treatments, it was also observed that the ovarian cysts the woman had were gone.
In a 2016 review on the effects of acupuncture in women who did in vitro fertilization (IVF), researchers found an improved cumulative pregnancy rate in women who had also done acupuncture.
Acupuncture has been shown to improve fertility in women and help with many pregnancy issues that may arise during pregnancy. Some of the most common problems that acupuncture has proven to help with include the following:
One of the oldest uses of acupuncture is for stress relief. Ensuring that you keep your stress in check is essential when trying to get pregnant. A well-rested body provides an optimal environment for a baby to be conceived. Managing stress levels when pregnant is also vital for your and your baby’s health.
Trying to get pregnant can induce anxiety. Unfortunately, this also affects your chances of getting pregnant. Research shows that acupuncture can reduce anxiety, which boosts fertility chances.
In a 2021 review published in the European Journal of Integrative Medicine, scientists concluded that acupuncture might positively relieve anxiety in women undergoing IVF treatments.
Acupuncture is effective for treating nausea in pregnant women. It’s also safe and natural for women seeking non-pharmacological solutions to their nausea. One study showed significant improvement in nausea symptoms of pregnant women who had undergone acupuncture treatments for four weeks.
Looking for all-natural ways to take care of yourself during pregnancy? You should consider acupuncture. The ancient practice has been proven safe with minimal side effects. Contact us today at 732-898-2284 to make an appointment or schedule an appointment here.