In the US, it’s very easy to eat a diet that’s high in carbohydrates. These foods are cheap, tasty and easy to find. Did you know that sugar alters your brain circuitry in a way very similar to cocaine? All carbohydrates, even the so-called good carbs, will become glucose (sugar). When we consume high amounts of carbs as a habit, our body begins to try to predict how much insulin it needs to produce to move that sugar into the cells, and it will begin to overproduce it. Over time, the constant presence of insulin in the bloodstream causes the insulin receptors on the cells to malfunction and become resistant. Now glucose can’t get into the cells and is floating around in the bloodstream looking for a home. The body wants the glucose out of the bloodstream, so it converts it into fat by producing triglycerides. Keep this up and you’re well on your way to diabetes.
Fertility acupuncture helps restore the building blocks of conception by reducing stress, stimulating metabolic function, increasing circulation, and balancing the immune system. We always take the time to explain our recommendations and answer any questions you have.
Acupuncture is a safe and effective treatment for IVF and IUI patients. More importantly, it has been linked to significantly higher rates of success in childbirth as well as fewer pregnancy complications such as miscarriages or ectopic pregnancies.