As I sit here drinking my Kombucha organic raw enzyme tea that promises to rejuvenate, restore, revitalize, recharge, rebuild, regenerate, replenish, regain, rebalance AND renew...(phew!) I am happy to relay the news from the Chicago Sun-Times that acupuncture is proving to aid in fertility.
According to the article, acupuncture:
...is thought to increase blood flow to the uterus, relax the cervix and inhibit ''fight or flight'' stress hormones that can make it tougher for an embryo to implant.
Reproductive Medicine specialist, Dr. William Gibbons of Baton Rouge states "'It is being taken more seriously across our specialty,'' and according to the article, more doctors are training in it.
Acupuncture, for those not petrified of needles, would provide a relatively low-cost alternative treatment for increasing the chance of pregnancy while used in conjunction with traditional methods.
The studies have not tested if this method would also produce alternative babies...born with mohawks and upset easily when exposed to billboard chart music and summer blockbusters.
Dr. Gibbons is a highly respected clinician, researcher, and innovator in the field of reproductive medicine. He left the prestigious Jones Institute for Reproductive medicine to provide fertility specialist services to patients in Baton Rouge, New Orleans, and the surrounding regions.