More and more people develop allergies during the year. The imbalanced immune function not only causes people to be prone to allergies but also leads to infertility. In order to let the embryo grow inside the uterus, the immune functions have been balanced. If the immune system is hyperactive, the body can produce antibodies to attack the embryo causing infertility and miscarriages. I am the Boca acupuncturist and have been working with hundreds of women from Boston, Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach,
Every time a new patient arrives, the acupuncturist in Boca Clinic will try to figure out what can possibly cause the infertility and how the acupuncturist can help women to prevent a miscarriage. One of the important factors is that estrogen is not balanced with progesterone. The imbalanced estrogen can stimulate the prostate, breast, and uterus lining. Acupuncture helps improve the ovarian function and reduce the stress, so the ovaries and adrenal gland can produce more progesterone to balance the estrogen. Acupuncture can also reduce the stress so the energy can go to your ovaries and uterus to improve their function.
The high prolactin level can also contribute to infertility. Chinese Scientist X.Y. Liu did research indicating that electro-acupuncture can lower the prolactin levels in rats and increases their pregnancy rate. The Boca acupuncturist can also use acupuncture to balance the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems, which help balance the immune function. When women are diagnosed as Hashimoto’s disease, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and fibromyalgia, they produce self-antibodies that not only attack their own tissues but also their fetus. A Delray and Boca acupuncture group observed that a group of points, which can reduce the allergies, also can enhance the pregnancy rate.
Women from Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, West Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens, came to the acupuncture clinic in Boca Raton and complained that there was nothing wrong with their hormones, ovaries and uterus. They just could not get pregnant. The very likely reason could be the imbalance of the immune function, especially when they are under a lot of stress. The human body is not programmed to cope with long term stress. We need to reduce the stress level periodically by doing acupuncture once a week, meditation every day or simply do deep breathing for 20 minutes before you going to sleep. Stress can also lower your progesterone level, which may contribute to the increasing rate of autism in modern society because insufficient progesterone can contribute to abnormal development of the babies’ brain. Allergies, cancer, inflammation and other diseases can also get worse because of high stress that is why acupuncture can be used to help so many kinds of problems.
Dr. Li Zheng of Boca Raton Acupuncture Clinic has over a decade of experience using acupuncture to treat women and men’s infertility in Boston. For her work in infertility acupuncture, she has been profiled by WCVB Channel 5’s show, Chronicle.
Below are some frequently asked questions about acupuncture for infertility:
How many couples have you helped get pregnant?
Over the past 15 years I have been practicing in the Boston area, I have helped a couple of hundred women give birth to healthy babies. Women of all ages and underlying fertility problems have come to me for help. I have successfully treated women as old as 46 and with clinical reproductive problems, including severe endometriosis and PCOS. I have even helped a woman with re-opened ligated tubes get pregnant!
When should I start acupuncture treatments?
You should start acupuncture treatments at least 3 months before you plan to conceive, whether naturally or through IVF and IUI. Acupuncture helps relax your uterus muscles and balance your hormones, increasing the likelihood of a successful implantation.
How often should I come for treatments? How long will it take before I get pregnant?
I generally recommend patients come 1-2 times a week. Because the effects of acupuncture are incremental and cumulative, for the best results, I recommend spacing out treatments evenly without leaving too much time between sessions. In my experience, it takes between 2 and 12 months of acupuncture for most women to get pregnant, depending on the individual’s age and general health.
Should I continue acupuncture treatments during pregnancy?
Yes. Although acupuncture can been done during the entire course of the pregnancy, I recommend my patients to continue acupuncture until at least 12 weeks into their pregnancy. Acupuncture treatments can help lower the rate of miscarriages, which is particularly important during the first 12 weeks of the pregnancy.