Healthy Menstrual Cycle, Infertility

Acupuncture Helps Blood Flow for Fertility Patients

Our previous topic was why is blood flow important to fertility, today we will focus on how Acupuncture helps blood flow for fertility patients.

Acupuncture increases blood flow by deregulating(slowing down) the nervous system which in turn causes the blood vessels to dilate. When the blood vessels are dilated, they release more nutrient rich blood to the ovaries and uterus. When you improve blood flow to the ovaries, it increases estrogen rates and lowers FSH which will ultimately help you conceive. Increasing blood flow to the uterus will also help make the uterine lining thick which makes implantation easier. Poor egg quality can also be attributed to decreased circulation to the ovaries and uterus. In that case, Acupuncture can help increase blood circulation and flow thus improving egg quality.

A study published in Human Reproduction showed that after 8 acupuncture sessions uteral blood flow increased greatly. Those treatments combined with an acupuncture session before embryo transfer resulted in significant increases in pregnancy rate. (StenerVictorin E, et al Hum Reprod 1996; 11:1314-1317. Human Reproduction).

If you suffer from poor blood flow please visit our website at or give us a call at 9726716688.  Next time we will discuss how to know if you have poor blood flow.


Fertility, Healthy Menstrual Cycle, Infertility

Why Blood Flow is so important to Fertility

The last few blog posts we discussed how Acupuncture can help hormonal balance. Starting from today, we will continue for a few blog posts about how Acupuncture can help blood flow.

Blood delivers nutrients, hormones, and oxygen throughout the body. For women who are trying to conceive, blood helps balance and normalize the reproductive organ functions. By improving blood flow, we help the reproductive organs in their task of conception.

Blood delivers nutrients: A good blood flow to the uterus and ovaries are necessary to provide the reproductive system the nutrients it needs. A decrease in nutrients may affect the body’s hormones and cause fatigue which may impact fertility. Once a woman becomes pregnant, it becomes extremely important that blood flow is increased so that the necessary nutrients can flow through the mother’s body to the fetus.

Blood helps hormone flow: As discussed previously, hormones are controlled and transported through the hypothalamic–pituitary–ovarian axis (HPO axis) to the reproductive organs. These reproductive organs need a sufficient blood flow. The endometrial lining, for example, must be thick to allow the embryo to develop. Ovarian health is also affected by blood flow and hormonal state.

Not only does blood transport the necessary oxygen to your reproductive system, it also removes the CO2 and other waste items from your cells thus removing general toxins from your body and improving your overall and reproductive health.

If you have poor blood flow or would like to improve your blood flow please go to our website at or give us a call at 972-671-6688.

Health, Hormonal Imbalance, Infertility, Stress

How does stress affect reproductive hormones

Everyone knows that stress negatively impacts your health, but how many people realize exactly how much stress may be affecting your reproductive hormones? When your body feels stressed it naturally releases hormones such as cortisol, which is derived primarily from progesterone, a reproductive hormone. Cortisol is similar to another hormone is known as adrenaline(i.e that fight or flight feeling), that might help us escape from danger but can actually prohibit fertility. Prolactin is a hormone that is released by the pituitary gland to inhibit a woman from becoming pregnant while nursing. However, prolactin can also be released in higher levels by the pituitary gland in times of stress.

Unfortunately, much of the stress we experience in modern times have nothing to do with that fight or flight response that triggered the above hormones. Most of our stressors arise from how we view problems instead of any real danger. For instance, we may be triggered by overworking, environmental pollution, worry, anxiety and other emotions. Under constant stress, our body does not deliver the necessary blood to the reproductive organs.

Next one we will discuss how Acupuncture reduces stress and balances the reproductive hormones. If you have any questions please visit our website to read more about Stress and Fertility.


Fertility, Health, Hormonal Imbalance, Infertility

Top 5 Ways to Balance Your Hormones Naturally

There are many ways to balance your hormones naturally but here are the top five ways. As we mentioned previously in how to know you have hormonal imbalance and how acupuncture regulates reproductive hormones, hormones play a major role in Fertility. Go ahead and read these blog posts as they will tell you the symptoms of hormonal imbalance why they are important to fertility. In this blog post, we will discuss how to balance these hormones by a healthy diet and lifestyle.

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Fertility, Hormonal Imbalance, Infertility

How to know you have Hormonal Imbalance?

Hormones act as  chemical messengers that affect the way your cells and organs function. It is normal for your hormonal levels to shift at different times of your life, such as before and during your period,pregnancy or during menopause. Signs of hormonal imbalance in women is a very serious matter and can greatly affect a woman’s quality of life. All women need to be aware of different signs of hormone imbalance.With the constant stress of everyday life, combined with an unhealthy diet and lifestyle can cause declining levels of hormones in our bodies.

The following is a list of symptoms a woman might encounter that could cause hormonal imbalance. It is very important to take all these risks seriously as it could lead to other potential risks in the future.

  • Hot Flashes & Night Sweats
  • PMS
  • Weight Gain
  • Mood Swings
  • Insomnia
  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Endometriosis
  • Low Libido
  • Fibrosis
  • Vaginal Dryness
  • Foggy Memory

Women who follow a proper nutritional diet and fitness routine can help lower their chances of hormonal imbalance and can have a better quality of life as they age. In a future post we will discuss what kind of diet and fitness routine is best for hormonal balance. 

If you have these discomforts please do not ignore them as Acupuncture can help you balance your hormones. For more information on what Acupuncture can do for you go to our website at Acupuncture Of Dallas.

Fertility, Hormonal Imbalance, Infertility

How Acupuncture helps regulate Reproductive Hormones?

Various studies have now shown that acupuncture needle points can cause positive responses. The pressure exerted by the needle creates a small electric current, which causes a release of prostaglandins into the blood. Prostaglandins are lipids i.e fats that are known to regulate the female reproductive system in ovulation, menstruation and ultimately pregnancy. When the hypothalamus receives the messages that are being triggered by the needle point, hormones such as dopamine, adrenaline, and serotonin cause the release of GnRH which in turn triggers FSH and LH production. Both of these hormones are critical for a healthy ovulation cycle.

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Acupuncture Dallas Fertility
featured, Fertility, Infertility

How does Acupuncture help Infertility? Part One|Acupuncture of Dallas Fertility

Acupuncture for Infertility is one of the most popular alternative treatments and is often used in conjunction with IVF/IUI. Acupuncture can also be solely helpful in conceiving naturally, for more patient testimonials on natural conceive go to our website. With extensive and successful experience in using TCM therapies to treat infertility, Dr. Zhou understands a great deal about her patients’ desires, aspirations, and frustrations.

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Fertility, Health, Infertility, Superfoods

Superfoods for Fertility Part One

Diet has long been associated with fertility, so it’s no surprise that there are certain foods that particularly help with both male and female infertility. Enjoying more of these “superfoods” not only will raise your chances of getting pregnant but will also improve your general health. Below we have some of the most popular superfoods that help with fertility, in a later series we will cover how seed cycling can help infertility.

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Fertility, Health, Infertility, Superfoods

Superfood to the Rescue-Walnuts and how they can help infertility

Eating nuts and seeds seem to always be thrown around when we think of eating healthy. Walnuts are one of the many that are out there.I guess the quote, “one small thing can make a big difference” is true after all. Walnuts can be beneficial for sperm quality, are excellent sources of omega 3 fats and vitamin E  which is great for endometrial health as well as B vitamins and protein.

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Fertility, Infertility, IVF Support

How Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs help poor egg quality and High FSH

Many women who suffer from high FSH and poor egg quality are told by Western Medicine doctors that there is a slim chance for conception. However, Acupuncture and Herbs can reduce FSH levels and increase egg quality by improving general health, increasing blood flow, and balancing reproductive hormones.

Herbs combined with Acupuncture and lifestyle changes can make a difference in improving egg quality. The quality of the egg is largely dependent on the hormone levels and general health of the body. In Dr. Zhou’s experience, poor egg quality and High FSH reflects a poor state of health rather than an inability to conceive. A stressful lifestyle is one of the largest contributing factors to poor egg quality.

As mentioned previously here, Acupuncture increases blood flow to the ovaries that will help nourish the ovaries and increase the ovarian function. In particular, Acupuncture and herbs build a stronger more nourished blood flow that increases the oxygen and nutrients available to the ovaries.

Acupuncture influences fertility by normalizing the function of the hypothalamus-pituitary-ovarian Axis.  Stress disrupts hormonal communications between the brain and ovaries causing a hormonal imbalance. These imbalances can lead to irregular cycles, poor egg quality, and lack of ovulation.

For best results, Dr. Zhou recommends that patients commit to three months of Acupuncture and Herbs. This is primarily because follicular development takes three cycles to mature, so it is best to start treatment during its primary stage. Remember, nature cannot be forced into balance, having enough preparation time is essential for the body to balance itself. If you would like to have better egg quality and conceive naturally OR you would like to have a highly successful IVF please contact us at 972-671-6688 or by visiting our website here.