That's a great question. The first thing that needs to be considered is your pattern. While some of the points used in fertilely cases can be used in ANY fertility patient, most of them are tailored to each individuals specific pattern. This means that your acupuncturist, during your consultation, will establish WHY you are having fertility issues, as it pertains to Chinese Medical Theory. He or she will use this information to establish a customized treatment plan and select certain points that address your specific condition or pattern. This means that no two fertility treatments will be identical, so, in short, it's hard for me to predict exactly where the needles will be placed without knowing your specific case.
With that being said, most likely, you can expect some points to be selected in your feet, legs, arms and lower abdomen. If this is your first time getting acupuncture, make sure to let your practitioner know, so that he or she can walk you through the process. It's okay to ask as many questions as you need, because a big part of your treatment is making sure you feel relaxed and safe.
I'm so excited for you to being this process, I've known and personally treated many cases of fertility and I have seen remarkable results. I hope I was able to answer your question.
Ashleigh Taylor-Schmidt, LA.c
That’s a great question. Leg spasms can be contributed to many things, such as an overactive nervous system, mineral deficiencies, lack of sleep, lack of water (to only name a few).
Acupuncture is phenomenal at balancing out your entire system so it can help relax nerves and muscles, as well as address the underlying cause of your condition. This means it not only fixes the issue, but it also prevents it from being a problem again in the future. The muscles themselves can benefit from acupuncture, because the insertion of the needles loosen the muscles fibers, while also activating the circulatory system. This brings fresh blood and nutrients to the area.
In short, acupuncture works at the local area (the affected muscle) and the central nervous system (the brain) to combat your symptoms and keep them at bay.
I hope this information is helpful.