Research has shown that acupuncture and dry needling techniques can be used to ‘release’ trigger points by inducing relaxation of muscles while simultaneously stimulating the production of your body’s own natural endorphins – nature’s pain killers. This unique approach of East meets West is yet just another way to treat pain and dysfunction in an efficient and holistic manner.
Women having difficulties conceiving or experiencing miscarriages, and men suffering from infertility can benefit from acupuncture to assist in restoring the body’s balance to increase the chance of conception and sustain the pregnancy by reducing stress, increasing blood flow to the reproductive organs and balancing the endocrine system.
One of the ways acupuncture treatment increases fertility is by reducing stress, which is often a key factor in the fertility of both men and women. When people are under stress, the hormone cortisol is released in the brain. This alters the brain's neurochemical balance, thus changing hormone levels and disrupting the pituitary balance that is key to the reproductive cycle.
Acupuncture can also be used for babies in the breech, posterior or transverse positions prior to birth. It is perfectly safe as it is not a manual manouvre that should only be performed by your obstetrician. From a Chinese Medicine perspective, acupuncture assists by balancing your qi and by working with your body holistically, which aids in better movement and positioning of the baby in preparation for childbirth.