For over 2000 years, acupuncture has been used to effectively resolve infertility problems in China. This safe, holistic procedure is now available to Chicago area couples through the Wahls of Wellness clinic. The Arlington Heights fertility therapy providers make it possible for women and men with reproductive disorders to maximize the chances of conceiving a healthy baby.

According to ancient Chinese medicine, the life force or vital energy called Qi circulates through defined pathways in the body. Health problems tend to occur when Qi is blocked or imbalanced. Acupuncture can increase fertility by affecting the quantity, quality and flow of Qi so that it nourishes cells, tissue and organs involved in reproduction.

An acupuncturist inserts ultra-thin needles into precisely mapped points on the skin. Patients are often pleasantly surprised to discover that there is no pain involved. Any mild discomfort or tingling quickly dissipates and some people even forget that the needles are inserted. Patients generally find the experience to be comfortable and soothing.

Acupuncture stimulates the follicles in the ovaries to produce healthier eggs. It also increases the flow of blood to the uterus. The lining of womb becomes thicker, the embryonic environment is enhanced and the chances of an egg implanting are increased. As acupuncture calms tension, it lowers levels of certain stress hormones which can inhibit reproductive function.

The most common reproductive problems experienced by men can often be resolved through acupuncture. It boosts sperm counts and improves sperm motility. It also significantly increases the percentage of viable sperm produced by enhancing sperm structure and quality.

The Arlington Heights fertility therapy acupuncturist supports couples who are undergoing assisted reproductive techniques by collaborating with their reproductive endocrinologists. Acupuncture helps to decrease undesirable side effects or complications from invasive procedures and prescription drugs. It also enhances overall well being to increase the effectiveness of modern medical interventions.