Massage treatments are designed to allow you, with the support of caring, experienced massage therapists, to explore and heal your physical body. Through this process of self-discovery you can begin to release tensions, emotions and stresses. Practical benefits of massage therapy may include detoxification of body tissues, decreased stress response, improvements in sleep and digestion and increased over-all well-being.
Acupuncture is a form of physical medicine that originated in China over 4000 years ago. It uses very thin, sterile needles, inserted into specific points on the body, to manipulate and balance the flow of energy through the body.
Oriental medicine is mainly concerned with the concept of balance. They believe that when we are in balance, our bodies function optimally: our organs function well, our sleep is restful, we are resistant to disease, we recover easily from injury, and our reproductive capacity is functional. For a variety of reasons this balance can become disturbed. Imbalance gives rise to many symptoms, including infertility.
The infertility studies regarding the benefits of acupuncture are difficult to interpret. A number of studies may show some benefit to the patient. The Fertility Center of Charleston supports a patient’s pursuit of alternative medicine in their fertility efforts.
Women who are closer to their healthy body weight have better odds of conception than women who are over or under their ideal weight. In addition, there is evidence that conditions such as PCOS, may improve with dietary modification, exercise, and ultimately weight loss. Maintaining a healthy body weight will only improve fertility rates in all cases.
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