September 16th, 2020
Acupuncture has been long proven by several scientific studies to be one of the most viable and effective alternative methods for overall well-being and healing. It is used to treat countless physical and emotional disorders and may provide benefits to women experiencing infertility, especially when combined with traditional medicine.
At Driven Fit, we are so fortunate to have been able to help a number of women who’ve had fertility issues become pregnant. Keep reading to learn more acupuncture and infertility!
Acupuncture is an age-old Chinese healing tradition that works by stimulating nerve endings deep below the surface of the skin to promote the body’s healthy energy flow. When needed, it opens the blockages that can lead to physical and emotional disorders.
During acupuncture the nerves are activated by the needles, the body releases substances called endorphins which can have a positive effect on fertility.
“The staff is amazing. Super knowledgeable, sweet, motivating, and flexible. I work with Dr. Sponaugle for acupuncture and adjustments and she’s fantastic. She prepared me to get pregnant and was successful. She continues to work with me throughout the pregnancy with adjustments to help with the low back pains that come with pregnancy.” – Yolanda M.
Acupuncture works to support the reproductive organs by increasing blood flow to the uterus and ovaries and helps to regulate the production of hormones associated with fertility. In addition, it has been shown to significantly reduce stress, anxiety, and depression – all of which are known to contribute to fertility issues.
Once a woman becomes pregnant, acupuncture can also help with the healthy progression of pregnancy and a less-problematic delivery. At Driven Fit, we are here to support your pregnancy journey before, during, and after pregnancy!
Acupuncture is a process-oriented method of medical treatment, and it is better to do it more frequently than not. For fertility patients, we recommend starting acupuncture treatments three to four months before progressing with fertility procedures such as insemination, IVF, or donor-egg transfer.
One recent study found that women who had acupuncture before and after an in vitro fertilization (IVF) embryo transfer were more likely to get pregnant than women who made simple lifestyle changes. Plus, a recent review of 23 studies showed that acupuncture significantly improved the chances of conceiving in women undergoing IVF!
Dr. Sarah’s acupuncture is a must!!! – Mayra A.
We are proud to offer the best in acupuncture and chiropractic care in South Tampa. If you would like to learn more about the range of services at our wellness studio or want to schedule an appointment for a consultation, call, or text 813-440-3016.