Infertility is a term that refers to the inability of a person to reproduce. Although it affects men and women alike, the causes (and treatments) differ greatly. Female infertility is a more common issue, as it also covers the condition of a woman who is unable to achieve a full-term pregnancy. Like many other medical definitions, infertility is a term that covers a wide range of conditions and causes.
Female infertility can be caused by either primary factors (hormone imbalances, liver or kidney issues, genetic abnormalities) or secondary factors (smoking, STDs, high or low body weight, advanced age). Male infertility (often referred to as “low sperm count”) can result from drug/alcohol/tobacco/steroid intake, strenuous riding (bike, horseback), genetic factors, or a number of diseases, including mumps and malaria, among others.
Acupuncture treats the underlying causes, as well as the local considerations of follicle formation, uterine lining quality, and retention of the egg through the initial weeks. The hormonal system is supported, as well. We begin with a complete history, tongue and pulse analysis, and chose low abdomen points as well as others- some might be on the legs, some on the back. Treatments are relaxing, painless, and gentle. It is one of my favorite things to treat and I am excited and elated when we get the good results! Yippee, or something in that order. We have seen many babies arrive on the acupuncture-stork’s wings.
Acupuncture Helped Induce Labor
“I came to see you when I was pregnant, hoping to induce labor. I actually had my daughter, now 3 and a 1/2, two days after seeing you. 🙂 !! Thank you so much!” — Lauren, CT