Are you considering acupuncture for fertility in Brisbane – also known as IVF acupuncture? If so, the professionals in fertility acupuncture at HealthWise Clinic can help. Read on to learn more.
Acupuncture is one of the oldest and long-standing health care systems in the world. It involves the placement of very fine needles into precise points on the body to influence your health.
Acupuncture is part of a greater system of medicine known as Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). As TCM is a diverse system of medicine and covers all major systems within the body, acupuncture can be used for a wide range of acute and chronic ailments. TCM is focused on treating the underlying cause of disease, as well as the presenting symptoms. This involves a holistic approach linking the body, mind and emotions in both the cause of disease and its treatment. Acupuncture may also be used to optimise overall wellness. The treatment is usually painless and relaxing.
How does acupuncture for pregnancy work?
Researchers have identified that stimulating an acupuncture point can create measurable changes in the body. Acupuncture points have an influence over the area that surrounds them. An acupuncture point can also have an influence over areas far removed from the actual point being needled. This has been observed through imaging techniques which show activity in the brain. Some acupuncture points are also known to have an influence on hormones.
It is modern research techniques that are now beginning to explain how acupuncture works, from a scientific point of view. Traditionally, acupuncture is explained by influencing the flow of Qi (energy or life force) within the body. For example, someone with throbbing headaches has too much Qi moving upwards, or someone with pain that is worse for rest has Qi that is 'stuck' or not circulating well. Acupuncture aims to correct these imbalances. By matching these imbalances to the body area or organ system experiencing the main complaint, a specific acupuncture point formula can be devised to restore balance and correct the problem.
If you want to chat with an expert in the area of acupuncture for fertility in Brisbane, simply give HealthWise clinic a call on 07 3839 1077 for further information about IVF acupuncture.