Unexplained infertility affects approx 30% of all couples trying to conceive. A diagnosis of unexplained infertility is an extremely stressful one. At this stage, many have gone through numerous tests and procedures to assess their fertility and the doctor was still unable to find a physical cause for infertility. Although this may seem like a more positive prognosis, since there is not obvious reason for the infertility, the causes are much more subtle. For a couple, this can become one of the most difficult things to hear; knowing why an issue is there can usually make the whole process a bit more bearable.
This is actually a GOOD thing.
Having been told “we don’t know why” upfront sounds terrible. The unknown is always scary. But, in this case it is actually a good thing to hear. This means that there isn’t a significant physical, structural or serious problem preventing you from becoming pregnant. So if there isn’t a physical, serious problem then the causes are most likely a combination of multiple sub-clinical stressors on the body causing the imbalances that is preventing conception.
Stressors like emotional stress, irregular menstrual cycle, poor diet, environmental toxins, unhealthy lifestyle, etc.
How Acupuncture Helps Unexplained Infertility
Acupuncture along with dietary, nutritional, herbal and lifestyle changes can help bring the body back to a healthy balance and create a more fertile landscape. The Top 3 ways Acupuncture can help are:
- Reduces Stress – Stress is ALWAYS a major part of unexplained infertility. Stress, when left unchecked, is TOXIC to our bodies. When we experience prolonged amounts of stress, this prolonged exposure to adrenaline and cortisol affects all of our organs and systems of the body.
- Improved blood flow and circulation to the Uterus and Ovaries– Better blood flow means a thicker lining and more responsive follicles.
- Hormone Balance– Acupuncture can improve hormonal pathways of the HPO (Hypothalamus-pituitary-ovary) Axis – responsible for a healthy fertile cycle.
Nourish the Garden Within
Natural fertility is like a garden. Just like your garden at home needs the right balance of nutrients, sunlight, water and care, our bodies need the same attention to become healthy, happy and fertile. The right combination of Acupuncture, Herbs, Nutrition, Exercise and Lifestyle changes can bring about dramatic changes to your health. Nurturing your body like you would your garden will creates dramatic changes to your health and your fertility.