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 www.acupunctureofdallas.com 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 www.acupunctureofdallas.com or give us a call at 972-671-6688.

Health, Stress, Uncategorized

Top 5 Acupressure Points for Stress

As discussed previously, stress is a major issue for fertility patients. Today, we will discuss the top 5 Acupressure points for Stress.

Acupoints are points on the body that runs closest to the surface. Acupressure uses those acupoints to stimulate energy with massage.

1.LV3: This point is located about one and a half inches between the first and second toes where the point feels tender. This point is often used to treat premenstrual breast tenderness, headache, and mood swings.

2. PC6: PC6 is located on the inner wrist two inches below the wrist in the center between two tendons. This point helps to regulate menstruation, relax the mind and treats anxiety, insomnia and depression. It is also often used before the IVF transfer.

3.HT7: This point is located on the inner wrist wrinkle on the pinky side. This point relaxes the mind and helps with insomnia, anxiety, and nightmares.

4. Yintang: Yintang is located between the eyebrows, and is the closest point to the pituitary gland(which regulates our hormones!). This point also helps to relax the mind and as a bonus resolves front head headaches.

5. UB2: This point is located at the inner edge of the eyebrow. Like it’s neighbor the Yintang, it also regulates the pituitary gland and resolves hormonal headaches.

There are many other acupressure points that will help with stress, however, these are the five we feel are the most important and easy to use. If you have any questions please email us using the contact form in the sidebar or give us a call at 972-671-6688.

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