Acupuncture for Fertility: Increasing Efficacy of In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) and Intra-Uterine Insemination (IUI).
Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years to treat both male and female infertility. Acupuncture & herbs can be used to treat fertility issues stemming from a wide range of causes and has been shown to work well in conjunction with western therapies.
How Acupuncture Can Help
Acupuncture can be effective in regulating the menstrual cycle, balancing hormone levels, and increasing circulation to the uterus. Acupuncture combined with herbs can address subtle imbalances that may go undiagnosed by western physicians and can lead to fertility problems.
Acupuncture and IVF
Numerous studies have shown that acupuncture can increase the efficacy of IVF (in-vitro fertilization.) It does so by:
- Reducing stress
- Increasing the number of follicles produced
- Thickening the endometrial lining
- Decreasing the side effects of IVF medications.
A study in the Journal of Fertility and Sterility shows that "acupuncture on the day of embryo transfer significantly improves the reproductive outcome."
Our average success rates are as follows:
Acupuncture and Herbs Only: 66%
IVF: Women under age 35: 65%
IVF: Women ages 35-37: 55%