When you are trying to get pregnant, every month can seem like an eternity. It can feel like a race against time and like every day matters. You may feel pressured by society because of your age, or by the burden of a diagnosis.
So, what to do? Acupuncture is a well-known treatment to help improve fertility.
How Does Acupuncture work for fertility?
Acupuncture can help balance hormones, improve blood flow to the uterus and ovaries, and help reduce stress hormones that might interfere with fertility. As a holistic therapy, the goal is making you healthier overall to allow conception and a healthy pregnancy. Acupuncture sessions are very relaxing, and can be a great source of hope and strength while you are dealing with fertility issues.
How long does acupuncture take to work?
As with anything someone seeks treatment for, it depends on many factors, but most people start seeing changes as soon as their first cycle. More regular periods, less pain and PMS symptoms, and better sleep and digestion are all signs that acupuncture treatments are working and preparing your body for pregnancy.
In general, you should plan for a minimum of three cycles to balance your hormones and improve egg quality. It might take longer if you have a known condition like PCOS or endometriosis, but even those respond well to acupuncture.
At each session, your acupuncturist will offer nutritional guidance as well as lifestyle support to help you reach your goals. The more healthy choices you can make outside the treatment room, the better acupuncture will work—helping you get pregnant faster.
Even more important is how soon you start treatment. Often people wait for months or years to seek out acupuncture. Actually, getting started sooner will give you a better chance of success. Add acupuncture treatments as soon as you start wondering if you are having trouble, and you’ll be meeting your baby before you know it!
We’re happy to answer your questions and support you throughout your fertility journey. Contact us and let us know how we can help!