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You must have heard about acupuncture before. This is the procedure through which a professional sticks needles into your skin at well defined points. There are a lot of problems, like infertility, for which women could use the procedure.
Can you use the procedure in your 20’s or 30’s?
If you belong to this age group, the good news is that you need only relatively short treatments to increase your fertility. According to specialists, it takes about three months for the procedure to become effective. Nonetheless, in case you are young, you could get pregnant 6-8 weeks after you start having acupuncture.
How does acupuncture work for women in their 30’s and 40’s?
As you may know, at the age of 40, women experience a decrease in their fertility and this is a cause of anxiety for women getting close to this age. Acupuncture could offer you the results you have been looking for even in your 40’s.
If you are over 40, then for sure you must have seen your doctor and different specialists in fertility. Many patients start with fertility treatments such as IUI, fertility medications or IVF. The advantage of acupuncture is that it can be used along these treatments, but it can also be used on its own.
In some cases it is enough to use acupuncture. If you opt for fertility treatments, acupuncture can support your ovulation; it can help with implantation and it can ensure that you have a successful and uneventful pregnancy.
How can acupuncture be used during IVF treatment?
One of the main benefits of acupuncture is that it can improve fertility without other treatments. In case they are used simultaneously, it will enhance the effects of the fertility treatment. When you are having your IVF cycles, the acupuncturist makes the appointments according to these cycles.
This way before egg retrieval, acupuncture promotes strong follicles and thus it prepares your body for the implantation of the fertilized egg. For the best effects, you will have an acupuncture appointment before egg retrieval and another one before the embryo gets implanted into your uterus. After this you will have a treatment 1-2 times per week until you are certain that you are pregnant.
How about women with PCOS?
Sometimes doctors tell their PCOS patients that they won’t be able to get naturally pregnant. Nonetheless there have been some cases when women with this condition got pregnant with the help of acupuncture. Still you have to consider that there is a huge challenge in this case – the time of your ovulation greatly varies.
What acupuncture can do for you is that it regulates the cycles and makes them more predictable. Even more, the other problems that could accompany PCOS can also be relieved, increasing your chances of getting pregnant the natural way.
As you can see there is a lot that acupuncture can do for you; so you may want to give it a shot.