Pregnancy & Conception: Women’s Guide To Get The Time Right
02 Jan 2018
Most of the time, it's not possible for a woman to figure out the exact day when she got pregnant. Your gynecologist will generally count your pregnancy from the first day of your last menstrual period. That's about two weeks ahead of when conception happens.
Let's see what is conception and it's different stages
Conception is the time when you actually get pregnant through the first fertilisation of the egg. It has several stages which include:
- Hormones rise
- Egg travelling to the fallopian tube
- Egg infertilisation
However, conception sometimes becomes a problem. But not to worry much, acupuncture has the potential to increase the chance of conception.
How acupuncture performs?
Treatment through acupuncture can increase fertility in women by reducing stress, increasing the flow of blood and balancing the endocrine system. The goal of this infertility treatment (from a Chinese medicine perspective) is not just to get pregnant, but also to have a healthy baby. Treatment through acupuncture provides abundant blood flow to the ovaries and uterus, thus creating a better chance for an egg to be nourished and carried to term.
The treatment of acupuncture is done through the gentle insertion and stimulation of thin, disposable sterile needles. They are inserted at strategic points on the surface of the body. There are over 2,000 acupuncture points that connect with 14 major pathways, called meridians. These meridians are termed as qi, or energy in Chinese medicinal practice. The qi stands responsible for regulating emotional, spiritual, mental and physical balances.
Treating your body through acupuncture can improve every cause of infertility. When a conception occurs, women become more prone to become pregnant with heavy fertilisation of the egg. However, the cause of female infertility arises from anovulation and endometriosis.
These types of bodily problems can be reduced through acupuncture. When human body goes under stress, a hormone named cortizol is released in the brain. This helps to enhance the brain's neurochemical balance, which changes the hormone levels and disrupts the pituitary balance. This function is very important in a healthy reproductive cycle.
Acupuncture not just helps in becoming pregnant, but also provides a good treatment process when the baby is in the womb.
To know more about the benefits of acupuncture before and after pregnancy, stay tuned to our blog space.