Grappling with infertility can be difficult. For this reason, most couples are switching to the process of IVF (In Vitro Fertilisation). Getting used to the various blood tests, administered shots and ultrasounds can be difficult. Couples usually opt for IVF after they have tried many options. Some choose IVF to avoid genetic disorders being past down.
The relationship between acupuncture & IVF
A number of studies and researches show that acupuncture can improve the parameters of fertility along with boosting the pregnancy rate. In fact, the impact of acupuncture is so compelling that even IVF doctors are encouraging their patients to go for acupuncture treatments. This is the reason, most IVF clinics offer on-site acupuncture treatment, especially for the day of embryo transfer.
Acupuncture helps to improve the chances of pregnancy
It is already clear to people that acupuncture improves blood flow to the uterus and therefore, supports the process of IVF. Acupuncture helps to:
- Regulate hormones
- Reduce cortisol levels
- Increase uterine and ovarian blood flow
- Soothe the central nervous system
- Soothe stress and anxiety
- Alleviate side effects caused by the IVF medications
- Reduce inflammation
The wide array of effects shows that acupuncture is able to benefit the quality of your eggs, help in embryo implantation, and support the development of endometrial lining. Along with these benefits, it simultaneously brings the body into a relaxed state. If you understand how stress affects the body then you can see that effect is so important. In my Career i have seen couples try four or five rounds of IVF and fail. They let it all go and then go on holiday and end up naturally pregnant.
Improving the odds of having a baby
The ultimate goal of acupuncture is to get a mother to be to her optimal level of health. It gives you the best chance of success. Not all, but some studies have shown that acupuncture performed on the day of embryo replacement improves pregnancy rates. Actually, there’s a dosage in terms of acupuncture. Like the importance of dosage in gonadotropins when it comes to egg development, the timing of acupuncture treatments can play an important role. This shows not only the importance of acupuncture but also the selection of acupuncturists.
At Acupuncture Hub, we provide our clients with insight into the treatment process and make the experience a lot safer and easier.