How Can Fertility Acupuncture Help With Fertility?
We specialize in the treatment of infertility conditions using natural therapies such as fertility acupuncture. Fertility acupuncture may help improve your chances for success with IVF and IUI treatment protocols based on recent studies. An acupuncturist inserts tiny needles into various points on the body to stimulate energy flow or “Qi” (chee) to improve circulation and reduce stress.
Western doctors have been warming to the idea of fertility acupuncture for several years, since studies have hinted at its benefits, especially when coupled with fertility treatments such as in vitro fertilization. A small German study in 2002 found that performing acupuncture 25 minutes before and 25 minutes after an embryo transfer increases pregnancy rates to 42.5 percent, compared to about 26 percent without acupuncture. Acupuncture uses hair-thin, disposable needles to penetrate and stimulate specific points in the body to restore normal energetic balance. This acupuncture technique stimulates specific areas associated with organ functions in order to restore balance and help the body maintain its own health. Acupuncture has been used in the United States for decades to treat ailments such as headaches, allergies and arthritis.
Fertility acupuncture has shown promising results in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome in regulating their periods. Almost all women suffering from polycystic ovarian syndrome who subscribed to acupuncture had their periods regulated in a recently conducted study.