Deciding to peruse IVF is not a step anyone takes lightly. It is a demanding process and often follows years of hope, frustration and grief.
Acupuncture has been shown in clinical trials that it not only contributes to your chance of success but also stabilizes the mental state by controlling stress and anxiety.
Acupuncture and IVF come from very different origins and work in very different ways and at a glance it may seem to be unlikely pattern.
However there are sound reasons to consider on integrated approach which may offer you a greater chance of success.
In clinical practice, more frequently observed factors for infertility are:
Internal causes - Excessive emotions
Miscellaneous causes - Inappropriate diet, overwork, weak constitution, unhealthy lifestyle habits, physical overexertion, excessive work and in adequate rest, coital issues, and inappropriate family planning.
These conditions can be best addressed with acupuncture
The treatment of infertility with acupuncture and Chinese medicine dates back 5,000 years. These ancient, time-tested techniques improve fertility rates and support a Woman's whole body, unlocking unlimited potential for health, healing and childbearing.
A landmark study published in the medical journal Fertility & Sterility found that acupuncture dramatically improves the chances of becoming pregnant when used in conjunction with other assisted reproductive techniques.
Researchers from Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York reviewed studies and concluded that acupuncture helps to:
Acupuncture also helps during pregnancy and birth. According to the World Health Organization, acupuncture has been found useful for relieving labor pain, nausea, vomiting, and significantly reducing the duration of labor. There is also strong evidence that acupuncture can help with a breech birth.