Acupuncture has been shown to increase chances of IVF success by 65%.
We ask our expert acupuncture practitioner, Mar De La Cruz, how does it work?
“Within Chinese Medicine we believe that using acupuncture can improve the way the body functions. This is thought to occur due to release of tension within the body, associated with lifestyle and stress. Issues with fertility are often associated with irregular hormone levels, stress and disrupted menstrual cycles.
It is thought the biological effects of acupuncture include;
- Increased blood flow to the uterus
- Reduced levels of the stress hormone Cortisol.
- Improved ovarian function which can increase quality and quantity of eggs.
- Increased sperm count in men.
- Help to regulate the menstrual cycle.
Acupuncture can benefit patients when trying to conceive. Research shows positive outcomes are more frequent in patients that receive acupuncture.”
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Don’t just take our word for it, below are some links to research papers and other media articles with further information as to how acupuncture can improve chance of conceiving with and without IVF.