This is an area of acupuncture, and especially within Five Element acupuncture, that has gained specific attention over the past few years. Because of this, a lot of misinformation has circulated, most of which has been put out by acupuncturists themselves. This has led Aaron to be very clear about how acupuncture works with fertility and how he works with individuals going through fertility treatments.
First and foremost, Five Element acupuncture is a system of medicine that supports the healthy movement of energy through the entire system. It is about nourishing the natural flow of energy, so that you, as the the patient, can be as physically, mentally and emotionally healthy as possible. Balanced energy flow can help with the body’s natural rhythms and cycles, regulating menstruation, sleep cycles, eating cycles and bowel movements. In Five Element acupuncture, it is believed that a healthy system will also support a healthy pregnancy. This does not mean that acupuncture can get you pregnant. What it does mean, however, is that acupuncture can help you and achieve a more balanced flow of energy through your system, all of which is effective support for getting pregnant.
Aaron believes this is an important reminder for his fertility clients because he has seen too many acupuncturists (and Western doctors) try and convince women and men trying to have a baby that acupuncture will do the trick. The process of trying to get pregnant can be one of the most difficult experiences in life. It can cause depression, anxiety, pain, and feelings of insecurity, blame and self-judgement. To then have someone in the medical profession take advantage of this with promises and even “money back guarantees” is the sad and sick reality of our times.
Aaron has worked with many women who have wanted to get pregnant, some now with babies, others without. He cannot offer any promises, except the promise to do everything he can, as well as be supportive and respectful to you throughout the journey.