Acupuncture, frequently combined with herbal medicine, has been used for centuries to treat some but not all causes of infertility. Some conditions such as endometriosis,structural dysfunction of ovaries or issues with tubes needto be addressed medically.
acupuncture can increase blood flow to the endometrium, helping to facilitate a thick, rich liningwhich is optimal for pregnancy.
Acupuncture may help to regulate the hormones and reduce stress which is often exacerbated during an ivf cycle. Acupuncture increases blood flow to the ovaries which may improve functionand also to the endometrium.
I treat many women with acupuncture in preparation and right through their IVF cycles.
Great replies by Ashley and Julie!
Western medical research has showed that acupuncture improves results of IVF by 25%.
Every acupucture treatment, however, is made to suit the person. A standarised procedure, like used in this research, used a One-fits-all model. So I expect real acupuncture would give somewhat better results.
Besides, acupuncture benefits overall health, which has a positive effect on all the systems, offering the baby a better start.
Yes, definitely! It can be used with IVF or instead of IVF. Personally, I wish more people tried it before IVF, since acupuncture is so much less harmful to the body and less stressful. Cheaper too! http://www.aholistichealingcentre.com.au/acupuncture-for-fertility/