Acupuncture helps restore the homeostasis or natural balance of the body by influencing the endocrine system and the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems. That’s why the World Health Organization recognizes the benefits of acupuncture for reproductive problems.
Fertility issues, both in terms of the ability to conceive and carry a pregnancy to term, are very common. Acupuncture is an excellent ally to support couples throughout the conception process and during pregnancy. It can be used alone or in partnership with assisted reproductive techniques.
Acupuncture proves beneficial at every stage of the process. It makes the process easier both physically and psychologically. Stress greatly influences the conception process, which is a demanding period for both the body and mind. Numerous studies have shown that acupuncture helps reduce stress, and since stress negatively affects fertility hormones, reducing it increases the chances of becoming pregnant.
Acupuncture promotes fertilization by regulating hormonal imbalances in both females and males. By treating both partners, we contribute to improving the chances of success. In men, acupuncture can increase the quality and quantity of sperm, maximizing the chances of fertilizing the egg.
During pregnancy, acupuncture helps alleviate discomforts:
It prepares the body for childbirth:
Acupuncture is suitable for people of all ages, from birth throughout life. Acupuncture treatments can be received by anyone, and the acupuncturist adapts the treatments according to the patient's age, physical and mental condition, specific life stages (such as pregnancy), and individual sensitivity.
It is not necessary to wait until a disease appears to seek acupuncture treatment. Periods of stress, life changes, or seasonal transitions are appropriate times to receive preventive treatments. These treatments help eliminate various signs of imbalance that our organs send us.
The number of required sessions varies depending on the nature of the problem, its progression, its chronicity, and especially the patient's vitality. Thus, a chronic illness generally takes longer to treat than an acute problem. It is important to consult as early as possible after the onset of symptoms to reduce the number of required sessions. The acupuncturist can better determine the treatment plan and prognosis during the initial consultation. Additionally, your acupuncturist can provide you with valuable advice to improve your habits, lifestyle, and diet to optimize the results of your treatments.
During the first treatment, the acupuncturist will inquire about the reason for your consultation, its origin, and its progression. A complete health assessment of your current health status, medical history (surgeries, illnesses, accidents), medication, family history, sleep quality, digestion, stress, etc., will be conducted to have a comprehensive and accurate understanding of your condition. Before performing the treatment, the acupuncturist will explain the fine nature of the needle to dispel any fears that some patients may have about this unfamiliar tool.
The insertion of the needles is done quickly and gently without pain. A sensation of relaxation, calmness, and well-being is experienced, and some patients even fall asleep during the treatment. The duration of needle retention varies depending on the condition, ranging from 20 to 45 minutes. When the needles are removed, they leave no marks on the skin.
The duration of a treatment session is 60 minutes.
Most private insurances fully or partially cover acupuncture treatments. Additionally, no prescription is required to see an acupuncturist. Please inquire with your insurance provider to determine your coverage.
The CNESST (Commission des normes, de l’équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail), IVAC (Indemnisation des victimes d’actes criminels), and SAAQ (Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec) cover acupuncture. Acupuncture can accelerate the healing process by relieving pain, reducing inflammation, and helping you overcome potential post-traumatic stress. For this type of treatment, a medical prescription and authorization from CNESST or SAAQ are necessary to receive free care. Please discuss this with your doctor.
For any questions or inquiries about acupuncture, you can contact us at Physiothérapie Boisbriand at 450-430-4459. We will be happy to provide you with information.