Chinese Medicine helps with Fertility.

Chinese medicine helps with fertility. Over the ages, complementary alternative medicine (CAM) has played an important role in fertility, prenatal care, pregnancy, and postpartum care. Chinese medicine, as well as many other forms of medicine, offers a variety of options to aid in these different stages of bringing life into the world. In 2016, a randomized control trial reported that regular acupuncture treatment in women trying to conceive was more effective in increasing fertility than just lifestyle change alone.

Written in the Chinese classics, the use of acupuncture and moxibustion on certain points on the body has the potential to turn a breeched baby, induce labor, and even act in place of or in conjunction with anesthesia during labor and delivery. The use of Chinese herbs as well has proven helpful in many cases of female infertility as compared to IVF alone. A study done by Tiffany Field in 2017 shows that massage therapy has been effective during pregnancy in reducing feelings of depression, anxiety, and pain. In another study conducted by Jeanette Kissinger, the use of healing touch throughout pre-conception and all stages of pregnancy was shown to prevent some adverse effects of pregnancy.

Mayan Abdominal Massage

In Central America, the ancient Mayans developed an abdominal massage technique to aid in fertility. Dr. Rosita Arvigo, after her mentorship with Don Elijio Panti, brings this folk medicine to the modern practitioner through The Arvigo Institute. The institute offers information on the modality for patients as well as trainings for healthcare professionals. Every case of infertility, as well as the journey through pregnancy and the postpartum period is unique. That being the case, it is important to consult a licensed practitioner to customize a plan for you and your specific needs. Mayan abdominal massage can be a great addition to your journey in fertility. At Amanecer Acupuncture, our team is available to assist you in addressing your individual needs.

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Written by Alyssa Schaffer