When you consider all the changes in our agricultural practices, the increased number of medications we take, as well as our dependence on plastic and technology that is constantly emitting low-grade radiation, it’s no surprise more couples are having trouble conceiving. Current statistics show one in six couples who are trying to conceive are facing fertility issues. And while many times infertility is thought of as a female issue, it is really a factor for both the man and woman and should therefore be addressed as such.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) we talk about Qi a lot, the energy or life force in everyone. Qi regulates the mental and physical body. When Qi is disrupted or blocked due to poor health or other circumstances, then disease may occur. Regular Acupuncture treatments help to keep the normal flow of qi moving and unblocked. A healthy flow of qi increases a couple’s chances of conceiving.
One of the most important ways Acupuncture treatments can support a couple facing Fertility issues is through reducing stress. Stress is frequently a key component that contributes to infertility in both men and women. When people are stressed, the brain releases a hormone known as Cortisol. Too much Cortisol alters the Brain and changes the Hormone levels which are key to the Reproductive Cycle. Due to the delicate balance between the Brain, Pituitary Gland and the Reproductive glands, excess stress is capable of preventing Ovulation completely. Stress can also cause spasms in the Uterus and Fallopian tubes, which may interfere with implantation of a fertilized egg. In men, stress can alter Sperm Count, Sperm Motility and cause Impotence. Acupuncture has the ability to counter the effects of stress.
Regular Acupuncture treatments are also very effective at decreasing and removing excess phlegm in the lower body. This buildup of excess phlegm can be caused by numerous factors. In the United States, there are two causes that are most common. The first is the standard American diet that is saturated with fast, greasy, sugary and fried foods and lacking in fresh, whole plant-based foods. The second cause is the sedentary lifestyle that many people now live. Studies confirm that these two situations lead to increased Infertility issues. But specific Acupoints, Herbal Formulas, and exercise can all be beneficial in creating a healthy environment for a baby to be conceived.
Acupuncture can also be a great option for those facing fertility issues, because it doesn’t cost nearly as much as other options. The average cost of in vitro fertilization (IVF) is $15,000 per session and the success rates are only about 33 percent. However, the use of TCM over a 6 month period can increase success rates by nearly 65 percent for a fraction of the cost of IVF. With Acupuncture, people also get the added benefits of more restful sleep, less stress and anxiety, improved digestion and better health overall.
Studies show Acupuncture can increase Fertility and allow couples to conceive more frequently. If you are experiencing fertility problems, Acupuncture & Herbs may hold the answer. I have a very high success rate, helping couples conceive NATURALLY, for the past 15 + years! I specialize in FERTILITY, and welcome your calls to set up a Consultation and get started today.
Dr. Mindy Boxer is a holistic practitioner who has grown into her specialties in an organic way. Understanding a range of disciplines allows her to integrate the wisdom of Ancient healing in combination with the most recent innovations in Scientific research. This dynamic blend has enabled Dr. Boxer to help patients in the prevention and treatment of disease for over 25 years.
Dr. Boxer has a particularly keen understanding of Women’s Health issues including Gynecological irregularity, PMS, Fertility, IUI & UVF support, Healthy Pregnancy & Delivery, and Menopausal issues. Her interest in the human body as a dynamic system has given her the understanding to deal with such problems as improper Digestion and elimination, Cancer Support, Allergies, back pain, tight neck and shoulders, carpal tunnel syndrome, respiratory distress, chronic fatigue, Insomnia, Stress, Anxiety and Depression.
She has also studied the art and science of Homeopathy, earning her Diplomate in Homeopathy from the Hahnemann College of Homeopathy in 1995. This allows her to treat the whole person — physically, mentally, emotionally.
Proper Nutrition, Herbs, Acupuncture, and Homeopathic remedies are the tools Dr. Boxer utilizes to allow the body to heal itself and find its way back to balance. She is dedicated to helping her patients find “Radiant Health and Well-Being.”
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