Understanding Infertility: Rising Rates and Holistic Solutions with Dr. Christina Captain
Infertility rates are on the rise in the US with one in five women unable to get pregnant after a year of trying, and one in four struggle to carry a pregnancy to term. The causes of infertility are many, with stress and endocrine disruptors being significant factors for women, and xenoestrogens in the environment affecting men's testosterone levels and sperm quality. At the Sarasota Center for Acupuncture and Nutrition, Dr. Christina Captain takes a holistic approach to treating infertility. This involves considering lifestyle factors, using acupuncture, and preparing both partners for conception. Acupuncture has been found to increase the success rate of implantation during IVF by over 80%. Reducing stress and maintaining a healthy lifestyle are also crucial for improving fertility.