Acupuncture, Fertility Research Delivers Healthy Results
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been practiced for thousands of years. Amazingly, the first written gynecological records date back to the Shang dynasty (1500 BC- 1000 BC), but here in the U.S. and other Western countries, people are just beginning to understand and appreciate the effectiveness of Traditional Chinese Medicine. It isn’t easy to compare Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western medicine because there are profound differences that underlie the basic notions of your health, body and treatment. Western medicine often takes a more mechanistic view of people – your body may be treated as if it is a collection of machine parts rather than one whole, integrated system. Alternatively, Traditional Chinese Medicine sees individuals as personal ecosystems, with each part depending on, and influencing, all the other parts. This “whole body” approach means that treatment addresses the complete systems of your body rather than just attending to your symptoms. As a result of such a treatment strategy, most patients experience an improvement in their specific condition and also a better overall sense of health and well being.
Below is a selection of studies that can shed some light on the effectiveness of various traditional treatments in an experimental environment categorized by specialty.
Acupuncture Regulates Hormones
- This study shows that the use of acupuncture can regulate and balance hormone levels. This means more communication between the glands and their target sites and leads to better eggs, stronger ovulation and healthier pregnancies.
- Acupuncture Normalizes Dysfunction of Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Ovarian Axis – Bo-Ying Chen M.D., Professor of Neurobiology
Acupuncture Helps Build Uterine Lining
- This study shows that the use of acupuncture reduces uterine artery impedance. In other words acupuncture helps build a good uterine lining for the embryo to implant and grow.