Infertility is typically diagnosed when a woman has been trying to get pregnant for years, with no success. A woman who suffers multiple miscarriages may also be labeled as infertile, depending on the reason for pregnancy loss.
For conception to occur, a complex chain of events must happen at a specific time, in a specific order.
The fertilized egg must then complete the journey through the fallopian tube to the uterus, and implant in the endometrial tissue along the uterine wall, the womb.
Infertility is a result of complications at any step in this process. Although women have been blamed for infertility issues for thousands of years, female factors only contribute to about 1/3 of all infertility cases. Male factors make up for another 1/3 of infertility cases, with the final 1/3 being unknown, or a combination of both factors mixing together.
Couples that suffer from infertility today have a lot more options than they once did, and should seek out a reproductive specialist if they believe they are having issues conceiving naturally.
For couples that are struggling with infertility issues, modern scientific tests and medical treatments are usually the top choices. From Clomid to IVF, the process and results can be examined accurately by science; however, that does not mean it works well every time. After going through a couple failures of expensive medical treatments, such as IVF, many people take a break and look for alternative therapies, which include acupuncture.
Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese treatment that specialists insert tiny needles to different “energy points” on your body to control the “qi/chi” (special energy force) to flow through certain body pathways more smoothly. This traditional painless treatment is believed to help a person’s body go back to its healthy balance for conception.
Take a look at the acupuncture specialist interview.
Although there is no actual scientific report support that acupuncture can effectively assist with any infertility disease yet, many reproductive specialists and western-trained doctors do believe that patients can achieve their mental and physical balance during this medical practice. Chinese herbal medicine, which is usually used with acupuncture, is clinically proven as an effective and mild therapy to cure sickness and nurse body back to health.
It might not be a good idea to use acupuncture as the main method to cure infertility, especially when you are diagnosed with a certain fertile disease. However, it could be worth a try to take a break from the stress and frustration after a long time of TTC, as well as a natural remedy fitting in with other fertility treatments.
To learn more about how acupuncture helps boost the chances of conception, check out the following resources and consult a Chinese medical center.
How Acupuncture Can Offer You Natural Fertility Help
The Ancient Art of Infertility Treatment
Can acupuncture boost my fertility?
PCOS, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, is one of the most common infertility problems that affect a woman’s hormones, periods and ovulation and cause pregnancy difficulty. PCOS is named for the symptom of having many small cysts growing on your ovaries, which are not harmful but lead to hormone imbalances. Approximately, one in every 10 to 15 women has this issue and most of the patients are diagnosed in their twenties to thirties, when they are most likely to get pregnant.
Having PCOS definitely makes TTC tougher but there are still many success stories. We selected a few inspirational cases to share with you. If you are not sure about your fertility condition, the easiest way is to start monitoring ovulation to see if you are having regular cycles. If you have this issue, don’t be frustrated. Go see a doctor and find out about treatments. You may have your own miracle.
Ashley is a lovely young lady behind the blog The Mrs. & Co. She's been diagnosed with PCOS and tried many treatments such as IUI and IVF. Finally she became pregnant. Take a look at Ashley's story to learn how she dealt with her health issue and now has a proud baby bump.
Another blogger named Ashley has successfully won over PCOS and becomes a mom. She was diagnosed with the disease in 2005 after a miscarriage and three months of no periods. She’s tried Clomid, Follistim, IUI and other treatments. Read her interview, where she talks about her journey as well as provides many useful tips to conception.
YouTube vlogger TugsAtYourHeart shares her story of trying to conceive for two years after diagnosed with PCOS. She welcomes her first baby daughter in 2011. Her success story has encouraged many women having trouble to become pregnant. Watch her video where we think you’ll find some hope and comfort.