FIVE REASONS TO TRY ACUPUNCTURE
By Candice Behan
Acupuncture and Chinese medicine is a complete medical system that is capable of diagnosing and successfully treating a wide range of conditions. But like many alternative medicine options, it is often seen as a ‘last
resort’ therapy choice. Patients are often pleasantly surprised to find relief when other more traditional methods have failed them.
So often a happy client will tell me they wish they had tried acupuncture sooner. My only thought as to why more people don’t seek the help of an acupuncturist earlier is that they simply do not know what it has to offer. And while I want to be clear that acupuncture is a great choice for most medical troubles, here are a select few that it treats especially well.
Acupuncture enhances fertility by reducing stress, balancing the endocrine system, and increasing blood flow to the reproductive organs, including the ovaries and uterus. This increases the chances that an egg will be properly nourished and carried to full term. And since most fertility issues begin with irregularities of the menstrual cycle, I always advise women to seek treatment to correct their cycle before they want to conceive. It is important to note that infertility affects both women and men equally, and acupuncture successfully treats both.