Gynecology, Fertility, and Obstetrics Acupuncture

Acupuncture regulates menstruation, increases fertility for men & women, and helps with pregnancy

In Chinese medicine it is believed that there should be no pain with every period and a light steady flow starting on day 24 and ending around day 28 to 29 to be an optimal period. This may seem far-fetched or foreign but is extremely accomplishable with regular acupuncture treatment and can be quick, effective and long lasting. The mechanism behind acupuncture in the treatment of gynecological disorders is acupuncture’s regulation of blood flow in and out of the uterus, as well as the treatment of local swelling and inflammation for pain during menstrual periods or any time of the mental cycle, all while treating the underlying hormonal imbalances of the period. AA common pathology seen with menstrual irregularities is directly tied to stress and acupuncture. This works directly on the HPO as well as the HPA axis in women making it a treatment not only for the symptoms of irregularities but also the underlying cause.

The hypothalamic pituitary adrenal axis and the hypothalamic pituitary ovarian access are the pathways in the body for how hormones and the nervous system couple to cause regular menstrual cycles and if there’s any dysfunction in these pathways you’ll see menstrual irregularities. Acupuncture directly stimulates these pathways and has an up regulatory effect and/or down regulatory effect on the hypothalamus itself to work from the master gland all the way down to the ovaries and any hormones that affect the ovaries. The local effect acupuncture gives reduces inflammation through the release of prostaglandin and other cytokines as well as calcitonin gene related peptides, which allow for optimal blood flow to the uterus and ovaries therefore, treating the pains associated with menstrual cramping and blood flow. By working on the HP and HPO axis, acupuncture regulates estrogen and progesterone levels by treating the period itself, menstruation, and all PMS.

Acupuncture regulates menstruation as well as causes increased blood flow to the uterine artery which both directly increase fertility rates.

Acupuncture effectively treats the symptoms and local tissues in disorders like PCOS and endometriosis which also make acupuncture effective in the treatment of fertility for women. with these disorders and similar ones.These mechanisms show how acupuncture works for women with no fertility issues and for women struggling with fertility issues.

Acupuncture for male fertility is characterized by its effect on the production and regulation of testosterone. Testosterone is directly correlated to male performance as well as its connection on sperm motility and quantity.

Acupuncture helps to decrease cortisol levels which are inhibitory to testosterone which means they block the production of testosterone.

Acupuncture plus moderate to minor supplementation can therefore treat male fertility as well.

Acupuncture is not only very effective for the treatment of fertility and fertility issues but also for pregnancy issues as well as optimization of pregnancy even when there are no known diseases or disorders.

Acupuncture helps in general with pregnancy by balancing hormonal levels as they fluctuate dramatically which is the body’s response to the rapid change of hormones circulating.

Acupuncture helps if there’s any issues in pregnancy predominantly in the treatment of pain conditions, nausea and vomiting, digestive issues, hormonal imbalance, sleep, and immune system stimulation.

Acupuncture has also seen to be effective in the treatment of a breech fetus and also to aid in inducing labor- which tends to help ease and expedite the process of labor more than to immediately induce labor.