The infertility journey can be a long, stressful and frustrating road. Couples can suffer for years, with or without treatment and still find themselves unable to conceive. The percentage of women trying to get pregnant over the age of 35 is higher than ever before. With that being said, fertility treatments are on the rise. When conventional methods such as IVF prove to be unsuccessful, many couples have resorted to a more traditional method: Acupuncture.
Chinese Herbs have countless health benefits and have been used for over 2,500 years. These herbs treat a diverse variety of health problems and also keep the body balanced and healthy as a whole. Many people prefer natural and holistic remedies to conventional ones because there are little to no detrimental side effects. Due to the nature of some herbs and how they react with certain hormones in the body, there are some herbs that pregnant women should avoid.
Acupuncture is one part of the comprehensive system of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) services. Originating from China around 100 BC, some historians say that it had been practiced many years before. Acupuncture may be used alone or in conjunction with other TCM techniques such as Chinese Herbal Medicine, Tui Na (Chinese Massage), Physical Culture (including Tai Chi and Qigong), Meditation, Chinese Dietary Therapy and Feng Shui.