It takes approximately 150 days for a resting follicle to transform into an egg ready for fertilization.
Too many doctors tell women over the age of 35 that they have bad eggs and encourage them to use an egg donor to increase the chances of conception. However, woman over 35 still have thousands of follicles waiting to transform into eggs. Although the follicles may undergo some DNA changes, a woman’s follicles and resulting eggs do not have an “expiration date.” It takes approximately 150 days for a resting follicle to transform into an egg ready for fertilization. During this period several hormonal proliferations take place. These hormones drive the communication of the hypothalamic, pituitary, ovarian (HPO) axis that ultimately determines the health of the egg selected for fertilization. Contrary to common practice, Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine can rejuvenate this process to produce healthy eggs.
Age is not the only factor determining ovarian health.
There are several other factors that can increase your fertility quotient. Diet, exercise and minimizing stress all play an integral role in extending one’s fertile years well beyond the age of 35. Maintaining adequate blood circulation to the ovaries and residing eggs is another key factor. As a woman approaches menopause, blood circulation to the ovaries is about 20% of that in a woman in her reproductive prime. Acupuncture is the only modality known to effectively increase blood circulation to the ovaries. In turn, increased blood flow, diet, exercise and stress reduction all rejuvenate a woman’s hormonal communication axis.
Acupuncture can rejuvenate a woman’s reproductive system. Traditional Chinese herbs, dietary recommendations, therapeutic exercises and cognitive stress reduction can all play a key adjunctive role. Studies show that a program using Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine may increase a woman’s chance of becoming pregnant by some 300%. This is great news for every woman over 35 who has been told she has “bad eggs”.