Elixir Lifestyle Medicine
Ventura: Acupuncture For Fertility
Acupuncture can be helpful for fertility by improving blood flow to the reproductive organs, balancing hormones, reducing stress, and improving the function of the immune system.
Improving Blood Flow: Acupuncture can increase blood flow to the ovaries and uterus, which can improve the chances of conception. This is thought to be achieved through the release of endorphins and other neurotransmitters, which can relax the blood vessels and improve blood flow to the reproductive organs.
Balancing Hormones: Acupuncture can help to regulate the endocrine system, which is responsible for the production and regulation of hormones. By balancing hormones such as estrogen, progesterone, and luteinizing hormone (LH), acupuncture can improve ovulation and regulate the menstrual cycle.
Reducing Stress: Stress can negatively impact fertility by decreasing the chances of ovulation and conception. Acupuncture can help to reduce stress by releasing endorphins, which are natural pain-relieving and mood-elevating chemicals in the body.
Boosting Immune Function: Acupuncture can boost the function of the immune system, which can help to reduce the chances of miscarriage. This is thought to be achieved through the release of immune-modulating compounds such as interleukin-2 and gamma interferon.
Improving Cervical Health: Acupuncture can improve the quality of cervical mucus, making it more hospitable for sperm to swim to the egg, providing better chances of fertilization.
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