The term “fertile” means bearing or capable of bearing offspring, conducive to productiveness. In contrast, infertile describes inability to bear offspring. Below are three methods to read about, when considering treatment to boost fertility for women.
Option #1: In Vitro Fertilization
In vitro fertilization (IVF) helps with fertilization, embryo development, and implantation, so you can get pregnant. It’s one of the more widely known types of assisted reproductive technology (ART). IVF works by using a combination of medicines and surgical procedures to help sperm fertilize an egg and help the fertilized egg implant in a woman’s uterus.
Initially, a woman takes medication that makes several of her eggs mature and ready for fertilization. Then the doctor takes the eggs out of her body and mixes them with sperm in a lab, to help the sperm fertilize the eggs. Then 1 or more fertilized eggs (embryos) is put directly into your uterus. Pregnancy happens if any of the embryos implant in the lining of your uterus.
IVF has many steps, and it takes several months to complete the whole process. It sometimes works on the first try, but many people need more than 1 round of IVF to get pregnant. IVF increases a woman’s chances of pregnancy if she is having fertility problems, but there’s no guarantee — everyone’s body is different, and IVF won’t work for everyone.
Option #2: Acupuncture for Fertility
Acupuncture is a part of Traditional Chinese Medicine that involves the placement of thin, flexible needles along certain points throughout the body in order to promote healing. When these points are triggered, the body’s “qi” or life-force flows freely throughout the body’s meridians. The “qi” is made up of bodily fluids such as blood and hormones. When they are flowing properly, the body can thrive and become self-sufficient in healing.
For anyone who hates needles, these aren’t scary like the regular needles at the doctor’s office. They’re not made with sharp points to slice into the skin. Instead they have rounded tips that push the skin apart. You won’t feel like a pin cushion! Acupuncture needles are steel metal alloy and merely tools used to correct the energy imbalances within the body. When the needles are positioned the patient may feel numbness, heat, dull aching, or a tingling sensation in the vicinity of the insertion. This occurs if the needle is encountering a blockage in a meridian channel. Generally, the needles are left in place for about 15 to 30 minutes.
Option #3: Herbal Remedies for Fertility
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About Dr. Mark Xu
Dr. Mark Xu is a third generation licensed and certified Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Herbalist and Acupuncturist. In his 30+ years of professional practice, he has utilized the traditional ways of Chinese Medicine to help thousands of patients and developed new and very effective protocols and formulas to enhance the quality of health in people's lives. As an alternative medicine doctor in Memphis, TN. and an expert in natural pain relief, his philosophy of health and wellness is a life-long journey of studying, practicing and refining. Mark likes to share his wisdom and experience with those around him to help provide the body what it needs to heal itself.