What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture meridians are invisible energy pathway in your body that have been used therapeutically  energy, or Qi (pronounced “chee”) in and around all the parts of your body. Blockage or interference in these meridian pathways can result  in energetic imbalances  that  may contribute to negative health conditions.

Acupuncture  is a great aid in a holistic approach to total wellness

  • Strengthen the immune system
  • Enhance circulation
  • Regulate hormones
  • Increase energy thereby reduce stress
  • Relive pain

Acupuncture and IVF – How might it work?

There are several by which acupuncture could  influence  the results of In vitro Fertilization - IVF. Acupuncture has been shown in some studies to affect the levels of pituitary and ovarian hormones. Electro-acupuncture may help improve blood flow in the uterine arteries of infertile women.
The most immediate possible effect is that acupuncture served to "relax" the uterus around the time of the transfer.
Researchers randomly assigned 160 women receiving  assisted reproductive therapy to undergo IVF with or without acupuncture, before & after embryo transfer. It was reported that the Acupuncture (43% vs 26 %). They concluded that Acupuncture could be a "useful  tool" for  improving pregnancy rate during certain infertility treatment. That is a 17 % significant increase in success rate.

What are the Benefits of Acupuncture Treatment?

1. Improves the function of the ovaries to produce higher quality eggs
2. Regulate the hormones to produce a larger number of follicle
3. Increase blood flow to the uterus and increase the thickness of the uterine lining
4. Relax and de – stress
5. Prevent  uterine contraction post IVF embryo transfer
6. Reduce the side – effects of IVF medication
7. Strengthen the immune system / Increase energy
8. Improve sperm count, motility , morphology & reduce sperm DNA fragmentation
9. Increase chance of conceving
10. Decrease chance of miscarriage

11. Decrease nausea and vomiting with pregnancy