On Jumat, 20 April 2012 / By Fety Kusumanugraha / No Comments

Increase Fertility with Acupuncture

There are many options for fertility treatment, of a medical nature to nature. For enthusiasts of natural therapies, including acupuncture is considered to effectively speed up the pregnancy. Needling technique to specific points in the body has even been scientifically proven to increase fertility in both men and women.

How can acupuncture help infertility, according to Dr. Lisa Lilienfield, a researcher, because acupuncture increases blood flow to the ovaries and uterus. Increased blood flow helps thicken the lining of the uterus, thus increasing the chances of conception.

In fact, he added, acupuncture can help fix problems related to the body's neuroendocrine system. Acupuncture has been known since 3,000 years ago may also help activate the brain to release hormones that will stimulate the ovaries, adrenal glands and other organs involved in reproduction.

"It may not be the only method used to treat infertility, but it helps get the body primed and maximize the potential effects of fertility treatment. In addition there are almost no side effects," he added.

Lilienfield also claimed that the effects of acupuncture on neuroendocrine systems may also help stimulate the production of sperm in men who are infertile.

Meanwhile, Dr. Jamie Grifo, director of the New York University Fertility Center and director of the division of reproductive endocrinology at NYU Langone Medical Center, New York City, said that although acupuncture is not a panacea, but acupuncture can help some patients get better results, ".

"It's one of the non-traditional modalities to help manage the stress of infertility, and pregnancy rates and improve quality of life in some people," he continued.

During this time, acupuncture is commonly used to treat pain, such as back pain, headaches and menstrual cramps.

By Fety from kompas.com