It is estimated that 1 in 6 couples in Canada experience infertility, a rate which has doubled since the 1980s. While there are many reasons why couples may have fertility issues, including hormonal imbalances, structural limitations, as well as diet and lifestyle influences, for some the answers are not so obvious, and the assistance of a fertility specialist can help to piece together the key to your fertility success.
When treating infertility as a Naturopathic Doctor I always emphasize eating healthy, adequate exercise, and finding ways to better cope with stress; all great ways to enhance your fertility. In addition to these suggestions I also frequently use Acupuncture, which involves the specific insertion of very fine needles into the skin to support a natural balance in the body and enhance fertility, especially in combination with other treatments. Most recently a British study conducted through the Homerton University Hospital found that the success rates for those receiving IVF treatments were twice as high for those treated with Acupuncture (46.2%) compared to the placebo group (21.7%), highlighting the value of this treatment.
If you and your loved one have been dealing with infertility, I encourage you to please contact myself at Spine Stretch Studio in Aurora, Ontario to find out about acupuncture for infertility or for more information about how Naturopathic medicine can help you live your best life yet. I look forward to helping you soon!