For couples trying to conceive with In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), acupuncture is the most frequently acknowledged and accepted complementary treatment for infertility. Some studies have shown that not only does acupuncture increase a woman’s chances in getting pregnant with IVF, but surprisingly, this improved the procedure’s effectiveness despite how old she may be. The practice of using acupuncture for fertility is especially successful when combined with IVF.
What Can Cause Infertility?
There can be many physical conditions that can result in infertility. Here are some contributing factors that you can take action on by utilizing acupuncture and fertility treatments.
- Stress, anxiety and depression
- Problems in blood flow
- Irregular menstrual cycles
- Low sperm count
How Does Acupuncture Work for Fertility When Combined with IVF?
An acupuncture treatment on the same day as the IVF procedure may vastly improve your chance of pregnancy, as well as the ability to retain the pregnancy.
- Increased sperm count and a healthier condition of the sperm may be improved by acupuncture in men who are experiencing issues with fertility.
- Using acupuncture for fertility can improve blood flow to the uterus, which may promote implantation of the embryo.
- Acupuncture may help the ovaries to work more efficiently, resulting in boosting the follicle count and improving the condition of the embryosand eggs.
- Acupuncture can help improve fertility by regulating levels of estrogen and progesterone, which will better prepare the uterus for implanting the embryo.
- The incidence of an ectopic pregnancy is lower for those who have acupuncture treatments for infertility.
- For women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), acupuncture is helpful since it can improve ovarian function.
- The procedures and medicines involved with IVF can cause a great deal of strain and acupuncture is known to reduce stress and anxiety.
When facing issues with the inability to become pregnant, choosing acupuncture and fertility IVF treatments in combination are a perfect complement of both eastern and western medicines.
If you are looking to increase your chance of fertility and at the same time improve your overall health, contact us at Eastern Wellness Acupuncture. We are ready to partner with you to discuss your best option for treatment.