Addressing Infertility Problems through Acupuncture

pregnancyTo some women, getting pregnant is as easy as walking in the park. Others find getting pregnant as a walk in the park also, except that the park is a Jurassic park. Well, the point is, there exists a considerable number of women out there who have fertility issues and it’s a very disheartening truth. While there’s the orthodox medicine with its new drugs and state-of-the-art procedures to seek refuge from, the health risks involved are just quite high. Not to mention, the costs are high as well.

The good news though, infertility can now be treated with less evasive and less risky procedures such as acupuncture. Not many people are aware of this, but several cases have already proved the positive link between infertility and acupuncture. Clinic in point is the Freedom Chinese Medicine, located in Melbourne, which has practically been in the business of providing acupuncture services to people for 15 long years already. Reason why, I did not second guess about seeking their help with my pregnancy-related hormonal problems.

Acupuncture also helps treat other maladies as well such as stress, anxiety, low immunity, and hormonal problems. If you want to learn more of how acupuncture can best help you, visit Freedom Chinese Medicine website at You can also call them during business hours or shoot them a mail at your most convenient time. All these details are provided on their site. That is how convenient it is to reach them.

So how exactly does acupuncture help treat infertility problems?

Infertility problems are primarily brought about by hormonal abnormalities. By improving blood and oxygen flow to areas such as the hypothalamus, pituitary gland, (seat of hormones) and pelvic regions, acupuncture has helped hundreds of women in the world deal with infertility. Particularly, at Freedom Chinese Medicine, acupuncture treatments are geared towards balancing the hypothalamus’ Gonadotropin Releasing Hormone (GnRH), the pituitary gland’s follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), and the ovary’s progesterone and estrogen. Overall, the benefits include regularity of menstrual cycles, improved reproductive health, and increased chances of conception.

In the process of treating your infertility problems, acupuncture also promotes your general health. At Freedom Chinese Medicine, apart from the insertion of needles into your natural pathways, you are also taught nutritional habits and relaxation techniques which are very doable at home. After all, acupuncture is a holistic alternative medicine.

Several questions related to safety can fill the minds of women, preventing them from seeking acupuncture. Is it safe? The obvious answer is yes, it is 100 percent safe. In fact, IVF (in-vitro fertilization) and other medical-assisted procedures that help women conceive babies are already done simultaneously with acupuncture.

Also, women may be asking, are there any specific qualifications to avail acupuncture? No, as a matter of fact, Dr. Elaine Hickman, the principal practitioner at Freedom Chinese Medicine, has treated women of older age already. Even if you have a relatively unhealthy lifestyle, you can very well avail of the acupuncture treatment. But the period it takes to see results may vary, depending on the case. Normally, it takes 3 to 6 months to conceive, but that can be longer for those women drink and smoke excessively or those who are exposed to chronic stress and with pre-existing medical conditions.

Believe it, acupuncture also treats other underlying reproductive problems such as fibroids, PCOS, and endometriosis. It can even help deal with low sperm count and poor sperm quality. Yes, it may be shocking to know but acupuncture is for men too. Little did we know that miscarriages are largely due to the quality of the sperm that impregnated the egg cell. I am just as surprised as you are to hear this from the acupuncturist. And so, I sent my husband to try it. After all, don’t we always say that it always takes two to tango?

Again, some of the underlying and unknown causes of sperm problems among men can be traced back to lifestyle and hormonal abnormalities. And we already know how acupuncture can help regulate our circulation to become healthier.

To make the long story short, it only take less than 3 months when my husband and I successfully conceived our first baby. As it turns out, the problem may have been the both of us. So to speak, acupuncture is a perfect remedy for couples out there, both men and women. The really good thing about acupuncture is that it does no harm. It even brings out the inner glow in you. You benefit from the treatment in ways you never thought you would. For instance, I used to be irritable back then but that changed after the treatments. So far, it has been the best decision we both made, availing acupuncture treatments as a couple.

If you are to seek an acupuncturist though, you need to be selective. Choose the best and the trusted. In Melbourne, you only have one place to go for acupuncture and that is the Freedom Chinese Medicine clinic.