Acupuncture Benefit for fertility:
Natural Fertility Enhancement
Improving IUI/IVF Success Rates
increase blood flow to the uterus, which improves the chances of
an ovum implanting on the uterine wall
reduce anxiety, stress, and the hormones that are secreted during stressful situations that can significantly decrease fertility
normalize hormone and endocrine systems that regulate ovulation, especially in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome
positively affect the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis, which plays a key role in fertility
regulate menstrual cycle
Acupuncture can help increase IVF success rates by 65%
Acupuncture can increase the chances of getting pregnant for women undergoing fertility treatment by 65%, a review of the evidence concludes today.
Acupuncture, which involves inserting fine needles under the skin at particular points in the body depending on the condition being treated, has long been used in China to help with a range of diagnoses, including regulating female reproduction.
To establish how effective the treatment is, doctors in the US collated evidence from all relevant, well-conducted studies and published their conclusions in today's British Medical Journal.
Eric Manheimer, research associate at the center for integrative medicine at the University of Maryland school of medicine and colleagues looked at seven studies. All had been published in English since 2002 and conducted in four different western countries. The trials involved 1,366 women undergoing in vitro fertility treatment - where eggs and sperm are removed and mixed in the laboratory and one or more resulting embryos returned to the womb.
In the trials some women were given genuine acupuncture, others "sham" acupuncture, such as putting needles in the wrong places, and some no treatment at all. Overall the genuine acupuncture improved a woman's chances of pregnancy by 65%.
IUI/IVF Acupuncture support to enhance the success rate. Acupuncture can stimulate the body to produce neurotransmitters which influence the menstrual cycle, ovulation and fertility. and also achieved by improving the quality of eggs and sperm before fertilization, and promoting the maternal uterine-endometrial environment. In order to prepare an optimal fertilizing condition, we suggest the patient start Acupuncture treatment at least 2 months before the IUI or IVF procedure.
From Traditional Chinese Medicine theory:
Improvement of General well-being. A holistic well-being, which means a well-balanced Yin-Yang and a fluently circulating Qi/Blood, is necessary in order to achieve pregnancy. TCM treatment aims at restoring any impaired Yin-Yang balance and Qi/blood flow, and thus regain a fertilizing ability. This regimen is especially helpful in the infertility cases with “unknown” causes.