Many people are getting interested in the relationship between acupuncture and fertility. In fact, acupuncture is now the most popular infertility treatment in the alternative health market. But what is acupuncture, what can you expect from it as a treatment for infertility and does it actually work? These are questions that deserve some consideration before you go looking for an acupuncturist to treat you.
Acupuncture and fertility have long been associated in Chinese medicine. This Far Eastern system of health treatments is based on the belief that the body is made up of energy channels or meridians which allow energy to circulate around the body. These meridians may become blocked, leading to imbalances which in turn cause health problems.
Acupuncturists typically use very thin needles inserted into these meridians at particular points to remove the blockages, allowing the energy to move freely again and, if successful, restoring the body to its normal healthy state. Sometimes, instead of needles they will burn moxa on those points, causing a sensation of heat which can have the same effect. Read the rest of this entry »