Today, couples are often choosing to start a family later in life than in previous generations. There are many reasons for this trend, from societal pressures to lifestyle choices and most are aware that the longer they wait, the more difficult it becomes to bring new life into the world.
Reasons for this include hormonal imbalances, blocked or damaged fallopian tubes, decreased sperm count, ovulation disorders, uterine fibroids, genetic disorders and unexplained infertility.
Some are turning to complex and expensive procedures, such as In vitro fertilization (IVF) in an attempt to have a baby, but the success rate is close to only one quarter in the majority of attempts, until now.
A new study from Britain is showing that traditional chinese medicine and acupuncture treatment in conjunction with In vitro fertilisation doubles the odds of conception!
Whether choosing IVF or a more natural route, acupuncture helps by addressing problems that affect fertility such as an under-functioning thyroid (hypothyroidism) or over-functioning thyroid (hyperthyroidism). Additional benefits include improved ovarian and follicular function, and increased blood flow to the endometrium, which helps facilitate a thick, rich uterine lining.
Consult with Rafael Benedek Registered Acupuncturist, to see how traditional chinese medicine and acupuncture can help you in realising your goal of starting, or growing your family. To book, call The IV Wellness Boutique at 604-974-8999.