What is acupuncture?

Thousands of years ago medical practitioners in China developed acupuncture to treat patients with several ailments. Acupuncture today exists as a complimentary therapy. The treatment involves the insertion of tiny needles into the skin. We can describe acupuncture as a pressure point or trigger point therapy. The therapy is used to relieve several ailments from headaches to pain to stomach issues. Acupuncture is also used to promote fertility in those whom are experiencing difficulties conceiving. Acupuncture uses needles to release trapped Qi and reset the meridians. Meridians are the system that controls the flow of energy in the body. The Chinese believe in a direct correlation between the flow of energy and the functionality of the body. If the energy doesn’t flow well, then the body hurts.

How does acupuncture work?

The Chinese describe our bodies and the universe as two opposing forces more commonly known as Yin and Yang. When the two maintain a balance then the body is at an equilibrium. Furthermore, the Chinese believe that our body has energy pathways or meridians that allow the flow of energy or Qi (pronounced Chee) to pass through our body. If our bodies break the flow, then the balance must return. That is where acupuncture comes into play.

When you have an appointment with a practitioner, they will thoroughly examine you and then tailor a treatment plan suited to your ailments. A treatment plan and schedule will be created and it is important to see the treatment though to the end for maximum benefit. After performing the exam and building the treatment plan, they, the practitioner will then begin treatment. The treatment follows a process of inserting needles into pressure points to relieve meridians and release the Qi allowing it to flow normally again. The amount of needles used, and the depth inserted depends on the blockages location and depth. After you have found relief from your ailment, most practitioners recommend you return for regular acupuncture as a form of maintenance and relaxation.

What are the benefits of acupuncture?

Acupuncture offers the patient several benefits including:

– Pain management

– There are no side effects like one would have with oral/traditional medicines

– It is natural and doesn’t require you take medication

– It relieves pressure from the body

– It helps to relieve headaches

– It relieves nausea and other ailments related to pregnancy

– It helps with stiff joints

Acupuncture has many great benefits and a lot of fertility clinics are using acupuncture especially in New England. If you are looking for fertility acupuncture in the Boston area, there are some great fertility acupuncture clinics.

Why should I consider acupuncture?

If like many Americans you suffer from stress, then acupuncture should be a treatment you consider. Acupuncture promotes relaxation and repair. Stress does so much damage to your body so it is important to get some relief. Moreover, there are proven correlations between stress and the inability to conceive.  When you are stressed, your body knows it so it seeks to prevent anything else it thinks will stress you further, such as a pregnancy. With acupuncture a practitioner will hit key areas of your body to treat your infertility and help your overall body health. If you are stressed or anxious, you should strongly consider acupuncture to relieve your symptoms and increase the chances of pregnancy. There are very few risks associated with acupuncture but as such, you should always consult your doctor before adding any complementary medicine to your treatment plan.