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May 4, 2018

Three Ways Acupuncture can Improve Fertility & Conception

For many couples, trying to fall pregnant can be a time full of joy & excitement, anticipating the arrival of their bundle of joy. Unfortunately for many others it can become a stressful & frustrating experience,with many couples left feeling defeated & confused. If this is you, you are absolutely not alone, in fact, around 1 in 6 couples experience difficulty with fertility. It’s important to not give up hope & always seek support.

Acupuncture can Improve Fertility & Conception

Acupuncture has been successfully utilized in both China & the West for many, many decades to improve fertility outcomes & has been clinically shown to have a positive influence over reproductive health, conception & pregnancy. Acupuncture improves fertility by assisting with a number of factors which greatly impact conception including regulation of hormones, stress reduction & nervous system support, as well as improved blood flow to the uterus.

Here are some ways in which Acupuncture may assist with fertility & conception:

1. Helps Balance Hormones

Regulation of the menstrual cycle & related hormones is essential for improving chances for conception. Pre-conception acupuncture treatment has been shown to have multiple beneficial effects on the menstrual cycle & fertility due to the regulatory & balancing effect it has on female (& male) hormones. Balancing hormones will not only help optimize ovulation but also have positive effects over other areas of reproductive health including:

  • follicle & egg quality
  • regulation of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH)
  • luteal phase quality > improve progesterone production &  implantation chances
  • balance of oestrogen & progesterone
  • improve sperm count, motility & morphology, in males

 

2. Helps to Reset the Nervous System & Reduce Stress

Stress has become a relentless & common part of many peoples everyday lives. What most people, especially couples trying to conceive, don’t fully recognize is just how much stress they are experiencing & the impact is can have over reproductive health & fertility.

Studies have shown that acupuncture both directly & indirectly activates the nervous system, helping to restore healthy function. Acupuncture achieves this by re-balancing the parasympathetic (rest-&-digest) & sympathetic (fight-or-flight) arms of the nervous system by decreasing cortisol (stress hormone) & modulating β-endorphins (stress reducing hormone).

Acupuncture also has positive influence on regulation of regulation of neurotransmitters, chemical messengers which allow the nervous system to communicate efficiently. Examples include:

  • GABA (responsible for helping calm & relax)
  • Glutamate (excitatory neurotransmitter responsible for cell signalling)
  • Dopamine (important for emotional function/control, movement, pleasure & reward)
  • Serotonin (mood, sleep, appetite)
  • Melatonin (sleep, circadian rhythm)
  • Epinephrine/Norepinephrine (essential in engaging the fight-flight response)
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acupuncture helps reset the nervous system for fertility

3. Increases Blood Flow to the Uterus

Research has suggested that insufficient blood flow to the uterus may explain infertility in some cases. Acupuncture has been clinically shown to improve vasodilation (blood flow) to the uterus & create a healthy endometrial environment, therefore improving the chances of successful implantation & pregnancy.

If you & your partner are planning on or having difficulty falling pregnant book your initial consultation today or email info@artofacupuncture.com.au for further information.

Bob Wong is an AHPRA licensed, sixth generation acupuncturist from the USA. He  currently works from his acupuncture Brisbane clinic. He has experience working in China, USA, and Australia with a special focus in chronic pain, Women’s Health, Fertility, Pregnancy Care, Stroke Recovery, Neurological Disorders, Back Pain,Sciatica,Frozen Shoulder,Arthritis, Bell’s palsy, and other musculoskeletal ailments.

 

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References 
(1) Westergaard, L, Qunhui, M, Krogslund, M, Sandrini, S, Lenz, S & Grinsted, J 2006, Acupuncture on the day of embryo transfer significantly improves the reproductive outcome in infertile women: a prospective, randomized trial, Fertility & Sterility, Vol. 85, No. 5(2) Chang, R, Chang, P & Rosenwaks, Z 2002, Role of acupuncture in the treatment of female infertility, Fertility & Sterility, Vol. 78, No. 6(3) Stener-Victorin, E & Humaidan, P 2006, Use of acupuncture in female infertility and a summary of recent acupuncture studies related to embryo transfer, British Medical Journal, Vol. 24, No. 4(4) Ding, S, Hong, S, Wang, C, Guo, Y, Wang, Z & Xu, Y 2013, Acupuncture modulates the neuro-endocrine-immune network, QJM An International Journal of Medicine, Vol. 107, No. (5) Li, Q, Shi, G, Xu, Q, Wang, J, Liu, C & Wang, L 2013, Acupuncture Effect and Central Autonomic Regulation, Evidence Based Complementary & Alternative Medicine(6) Uchida, S & Hotta, H 2008, Acupuncture Affects Regional Blood Flow in Various Organs, Evidence Based Complementary & Alternative Medicine, Vol 5, No. 2(7) Razik, M, Farag, M & Sheta, M 2015, Uterine and ovarian arteries blood flow during the mid luteal phase in women with unexplained infertility, Middle East Fertility Society Journal, Vol. 20, No. 3

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December 16, 2016

Wife’s Knee Pain

Wife’s Knee Pain was getting kind of out of hand when I saw her hobbling around a bit after she gave birth to our daughter. We had some extra time so decided to do a knee pain  treatment I learned from Dr.Zhu.

 

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Bob Wong was raised in a traditional Chinese medicine family and moved to mainland China to study and train for almost a decade. During that time, he was able to learn from some of the top acupuncturists and Chinese Medicine practitioners in at the Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine. His mission is not bring that knowledge and experience to help his patients.

Bob Wong currently maintains an acupuncture practice in the Brisbane Hawthorne area and lectures at the Endeavour College of Natural Health. For more information you can read his full bio or schedule and appointment.

*The owner of this site is not liable for any misfortune that should befall a visitor to this site.This site does not offer personal advice & no information on it can be construed as personal advice. In the event that you may feel our therapies may be of benefit, we advise you to contact the clinic to make an appointment for diagnosis and treatment.

 

 

November 30, 2016

ZSA for Lower Back Pain

 

Watch on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svTJRGFtWiY

 


Bob Wong was raised in a traditional Chinese medicine family and moved to mainland China to study and train for almost a decade. During that time, he was able to learn from some of the top acupuncturists and Chinese Medicine practitioners in at the Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine. His mission is not bring that knowledge and experience to help his patients.

Bob Wong currently maintains an acupuncture practice in the Brisbane area and lectures at the Endeavour College of Natural Health. For more information you can read his full bio or schedule and appointment.

*The owner of this site is not liable for any misfortune that should befall a visitor to this site.This site does not offer personal advice & no information on it can be construed as personal advice. In the event that you may feel our therapies may be of benefit, we advise you to contact the clinic to make an appointment for diagnosis and treatment.

 

November 29, 2016

ZSA Neck Injury Acupuncture

Watch on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DP3xqco4qwk

 

 


Bob Wong was raised in a traditional Chinese medicine family and moved to mainland China to study and train for almost a decade. During that time, he was able to learn from some of the top acupuncturists and Chinese Medicine practitioners in at the Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine. His mission is not bring that knowledge and experience to help his patients.

Bob Wong currently maintains an acupuncture practice in the Brisbane area and lectures at the Endeavour College of Natural Health. For more information you can read his full bio or schedule and appointment.

*The owner of this site is not liable for any misfortune that should befall a visitor to this site.This site does not offer personal advice & no information on it can be construed as personal advice. In the event that you may feel our therapies may be of benefit, we advise you to contact the clinic to make an appointment for diagnosis and treatment.

 

November 29, 2016

Zhu Scalp Acupuncture for Knee Pain

 

Scalp Acupuncture for Knee Pain

 

Watch on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhM9uokPrqk

 


Bob Wong was raised in a traditional Chinese medicine family and moved to mainland China to study and train for almost a decade. During that time, he was able to learn from some of the top acupuncturists and Chinese Medicine practitioners in at the Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine. His mission is not bring that knowledge and experience to help his patients.

Bob Wong currently maintains an acupuncture practice in the Brisbane area and lectures at the Endeavour College of Natural Health. For more information you can read his full bio or schedule and appointment.

*The owner of this site is not liable for any misfortune that should befall a visitor to this site.This site does not offer personal advice & no information on it can be construed as personal advice. In the event that you may feel our therapies may be of benefit, we advise you to contact the clinic to make an appointment for diagnosis and treatment.

 

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