Whether it’s you, your partner or both of you who are having problems with fertility, there is no need for you to worry. With a lot of scientific advancements, there are a number of treatment options available nowadays. So, you can still have baby even if you have fertility problems. However, whether a treatment will be successful depends upon several factors like the underlying cause of the problem, age of the woman, history of earlier pregnancies and how long the individual(s) is facing the infertility issues. Fertility treatments are in fact most likely to benefit women whose infertility is because of the problems with ovulation.
So, if you or your partner is having fertility problems, stay relaxed. Don’t panic. You have several choices. You as well as your doctor must devise a treatment plan, starting with least invasive options first. You might be inclined to head towards the most expensive and advanced treatments like IVF thinking that you will get pregnant faster. However, in Northern Beaches 90% of couples with fertility problems who now have children were treated with IVF. But this is also true that cheaper therapies like surgery or fertility drugs have also been quite effective.
Here is a rundown of the common treatment options from least to most invasive, which you can opt for:
Fertility drugs: If the hormones are in short supply or out of balance, fertility drugs for both men and women are of great help in getting the reproductive system back on the track. These drugs also help if cause of the fertility problem is unidentified. They may even be consumed in conjunction with another treatment like artificial insemination.
Artificial insemination: If the sperm of your partner need help getting into your egg, artificial insemination is the process that is used for getting pregnant. It is the placing of a concentrated dose of sperm in the uterus of a woman at right time for improving the odds of becoming pregnant.
Surgery: If your fallopian tubes are blocked or if you have problems like genetic defects, fibroids, ovarian cysts or endometriosis, a kind of minor surgery with laparoscope can be done to help diagnose the crisis or clear the way for you to conceive. But in a lot of cases, surgery has been unnecessary and chances of pregnancy increased with other kinds of treatment.
Assisted reproductive technology (ART): There are also many hi-tech procedure of conceiving like IVF, ICSI, and in a few rare cases GIFT or ZIFT. However, if it is IVF, then it would be highly beneficial if you use acupuncture and Chinese Herbal preparations prior to the commencement of the IVF cycle. Sometimes, it has also been found that the function of the ovary or age requires using an egg donor. Using a surrogate mother or gestational carrier is also a good option.
About eighteen of every ten people experience back pain at some point of time in their lives. Back pain is the top reason people seek medical treatment. It has been reported to be the #1 reason to seek acupuncture. The great news according to research is that chronic low back pain is a condition, which can best be treated with acupuncture.
There were several studies that showed that acupuncture offered short-term relief from the chronic back pain. It even showed that there was great improvement in the pain for people who were treated with acupuncture in comparison to those people who got the sham treatment. Some studies even showed that sham acupuncture was effective just like actual acupuncture.
How acupuncture helps in treating back pain?
The process of acupuncture started in China three thousand years before and is still present nowadays.
Acupuncturists actually insert hair-thin like needles into skin at particular points on the body. There are more than two thousand points all over the body, which are basically connected by meridians or pathways that create Qi. For back pain too, there are certain points. These points are basically stimulated by inserting the needles for correcting the imbalance of qi and improving the energy flow in the body. The process is basically painless when done by an expert and experienced practitioner.
There is a great effect that comes from stimulating the CNS. It triggers the release of the chemicals into muscles, brain and spinal cord. The chemicals released either produce changes in the body or alter experience of pain promoting a sense of good health.
There are many other theories, which suggest how acupuncture work but this one is the most common and popular. However, the other theories include:
• Setting off the release of the natural opioids
• Speeding relay of the electromagnetic signals
• Altering the brain chemistry by changing the release of neurohormones and neurotransmitters
If you are suffering from back pain, you may be taking pain killers or other kinds of medicines. Don’t take them. They are harmful for the body and have side effects. If you do acupuncture, you will not have no side effects. Moreover, your back pain will be relieved after a few sessions. Plan on a weekly treatment until you begin to see any kind of benefit. Then slowly lengthen the time until your next.
However, to know how often you will need acupuncture, you should get in touch with a reputed acupuncturist in your area. Acupuncture treatment for back pain has become quite common nowadays and you can find a number of licensed and experienced acupuncturists in your area if you want.
Almost one out of three women in Northern Beaches experiences a miscarriage during pregnancy and some women do not even realize that they are pregnant. Whether you are a pregnant woman or planning to get pregnant, it is important for you to know the most common signs of miscarriage.
Bleeding is one of the most common symptoms. You can have mild bleeding or severe bleeding and the color of the blood may be bright red or brown in color. However, it has been found out in a study that when mothers experience vaginal bleeding between 7-11 weeks, miscarries do not occur.
There may be mild to severe back ache. Cramping is also a common sign. The location of cramps may vary. Pregnant women may feel the cramps on one or both the sides or in the middle portion of the abdomen. These cramps however generally occur in lower abdomen but may move to lower back.
A woman must immediately get in touch with a doctor if she experiences any of these symptoms. The doctor will perform various tests for determining how the pregnancy is progressing. An acupuncturist can also be of great help in retaining the fetus, stopping the lower abdominal cramping or other symptoms of a threatened miscarriage. There are many women in Northern Beaches who have been able to give birth to a healthy baby after acupuncture treatment even after showing threatened miscarriage symptoms.
I run an acupuncture clinic and deal with conception, fertility, digestive problems, menopause and pregnancy in Northern Beaches. Don’t hesitate to call me whenever you need my assistance. I have even gone to my clinic 5 am on a Sunday morning and treated a client. So, if you wish to avert miscarriage, give me a call immediately when you see the signs.