Many couples today are struggling to conceive. Whether you are already using western fertility treatments, such as IVF or IUI, or are trying for pregnancy on your own, acupuncture is a fantastic way to improve your chances of a successful and healthy pregnancy. Often, conception is difficult due to menstrual or hormonal irregularities or low sperm function, but other times stress, blood deficiency, or energetic blockages are impeding results. If you currently or have previously used fertility drugs, acupuncture and Chinese medicine can help cleanse and balance the body to protect you and the baby from the harmful effects of medications. Both men and women can benefit from the nourishing and balancing effects of acupuncture — before, during and after your pregnancy.
Jessica is a member of the American Pregnancy Association.