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Dr. Pakula

Acupuncture in the Treatment of Infertility

If you do have difficulty getting pregnant, acupuncture and herbal medicine is a great alternative. Complementary medicine can help you today more than ever before. Dr. Pakula believes that women should always try the simplest, safest, and the most natural approach first, and if possible avoid complicated and often stressful and expensive intrusive medical procedures. As a Traditional Chinese Medical Doctor with extensive and successful experience in treating infertility, Dr. Pakula understands a great deal about her patients’ desires, aspirations, and frustrations.

What does infertility treatment include?

TCM for infertility includes acupuncture, Chinese herbs, diet, exercise and life style approach.
How does TCM help infertility?
Acupuncture stimulates the flow of intrinsic energy in the body, enhances the blood circulation to the pelvic region and benefits vital organ function. Chinese herbal formulas tonify (restore) kidney energy and nourish the deeper vital essence to help the body produce a healthy ovum. In addition, proper exercise, correct diet and a healthy life style all promote the flow of specific meridians and remove existing inner psychological frustration restoring your reproductive health, which helps you not only to conceive, but also to deliver a healthy, full term baby.

What is the procedure of the treatment?

The initial phase of treatment involves regulating the menstrual cycle by clearing the congestion in the pelvic cavity, and nourishing the deeper vitality. This phase typically takes 3 to 6 months or more depending on the nature of complaint, trauma, toxin from medication, genetic influences, lifetime habits and illnesses. Within this phase, most women will become fertile and open for conception. You will also benefit from regularity of periods, bright red blood flow without clots, minimal or no menstrual cramping and breast tenderness, better emotional balance, enriching sleep, warm hands and feet, and much more energy. Once conception occurs, second phase treatment increases the probability of a full term pregnancy and decreases the possibility of miscarriage.

Who will be appropriate candidates for acupuncture ?

Women with unexplained infertility or hormonal imbalances, such as menstrual irregularities, PMS, high FSH level, poor aging egg quality, PCOS, luteal phase defects, thin lining, anovulation, difficult implantation, and frequent miscarriage, would be encouraged to seek relief from Acupuncture and Chinese medicine. The most frequent cause of unexplained infertility or hormonal imbalance is energy stagnation, which affects blood flow in the pelvic area. Many years of emotional stress, depression, frustration, overwork, and improper diet and lifestyle often play a major role in energy congestion.

How acupuncture reduces stress during the treatment of infertility

Acupuncture, a holistic method, integrates the body and mind, balances emotional distress, increases relaxation, and helps women with hormonal dysfunction or unexplained infertility. Modern science substantiates that acupuncture affects the autonomic nervous system and activates the parasympathetic nervous system to decrease stress, muscle tension, anxiety and irritability. Acupuncture stimulates the central nervous system and increases the production of endorphins and encephalins, which are naturally occurring chemicals in the body that improve a person’s mood and overall feeling of well-being.

Since the nervous system connects the brain directly to the ovaries, fallopian tubes, and the uterus, acupuncture, acting on the autonomic nervous system, influences the ovary’s ability to produce healthy eggs and hormones, relaxes both the fallopian tubes and the uterus, which in turn can aid the movement and implantation of a fertilized egg. Further, acupuncture relaxes the uterus and can promote blood circulation to the uterine tissue, nourish the endometrium, and make the embryo more likely to become implanted, which can support conception and help avoid miscarriage

Researchers have begun to examine in Western medical terms the mechanisms by which acupuncture brings about physiological change. Studies have shown that acupuncture influences both the central and peripheral nervous systems. Further evidence indicates that acupuncture stimulates the release of brain chemicals such as endorphins, which function to relieve pain. Research also suggests that acupuncture increases immune system functioning, improves the circulatory system, decreases muscle tightness, and increases joint flexibility. Clinical trials lend credence to these results: acupuncture has been shown to bring about significant improvement for a variety of diseases.

In countries such as Japan and China, which make up about a fifth of the world’s population, acupuncture has been established as a primary form of health care for thousands of years, where the acupuncturist’s role was comparable to that of the physician. Today in such countries, acupuncture treatment remains an integral component of the health care system, offered in conjunction with Western medicine. In North America, acupuncture has drawn growing public attention in recent years. The flood of headlines in the mass media describe this expanding interest and acceptance: The Washington Post, for example, reported in 1994 that an estimated 15 million Americans, or about 6 percent of the population, have tried acupuncture for various ailments that include chronic pain, fatigue, nausea, arthritis, and digestive problems.

In 1995, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reclassified acupuncture needles from the Class III (investigational device) category to the Class II (safe and effective but requiring restrictions) category. In November 1997, the US National Institute of Health held a major conference to discuss the use, efficacy, and safety of acupuncture.

Acupuncture is part of healing art of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) which includes acupuncture and Chinese herbal remedy mainly so that acupuncture follows the principle of TCM to diagnose and to treat patients.
The principle of TCM is based on the ancient Chinese philosophic belief that the body must be treated in a holistic manner. Thus it is the whole body that must be treated rather than just the symptoms. The focus is on invigorating the body’s immune system. This is especially effective for many chronic problems.

Acupuncture is a safe, painless alternative, and a very effective procedure for eliminating or relieving pain, such as: back pain, arthritis, fibromyalgia, sciatica, osteoporosis, degenerative disc, herniated disc, tennis elbow, TMJ, and carpal tunnel syndrome, migraine and headaches.

Acupuncture and herbal medicine help women at all ages and stages of life; acupuncture strengthens the blood circulation to the pelvic region, treats underlying causes of infertility and enhances the effectiveness of IVF.

Acupuncture influences hormonal pathways and assists internal energies to restore endocrine harmony, including resolving menstrual disorders PMS and fibroids.

Acupuncture and herbal medicine offer an alternative, more successful approach to dealing with menopause, including freeing blocked circulation while balancing energy, blood flow, yin (body fluids) and hormones; acupuncture has been proven safe and effective in managing endometriosis and menstrual cramps.


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