Acupuncture for fertility, IVF & IUI
Women who undergo IVF increase their chances of pregnancy if they are treated with acupuncture, a new analysis suggests
65 % increase in the chance of becoming pregnant
91 % increase in the number of live births.
87 % increase in continuing the pregnancy.
Source: Times On Line, 8 Feb, 2008
‘Acupuncture ‘boosts success rate of IVF’
Acupuncture more than doubles women’s chances of having a baby through IVF, according to early results from a British trial……
Karin Gillerman, the acupuncturist who led the trial, said that the theory was that stimulating the nerves of particular points around the ovaries increased the blood flowing to them and helped the development of their follicles, where the eggs mature.
She won the support of Roy Homburg, professor of reproductive medicine at Queen Mary University of London. “Being a cynical conventional doctor, I didn’t believe it was going to work,” he said. “Having seen these results, I’m completely converted.”
Source: The Times, July 5, 2016
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is the most common cause of infertility. Acupuncture can naturally regulate ovulation and menstruation by stimulating the organs, improving blood flow, normalising hormone levels and promoting the proper functioning of the reproductive system.
Endometriosis is a chronic condition characterised by growth of endometrial tissue in sites other than the uterus, most commonly in the pelvic cavity, but also in other parts of the body (RCOG 2006).
Possible symptoms include:
- backache and sciatica
- painful defecation and/or rectal bleeding
- premenstrual spotting
- urinary frequency and pain
- abdominal pain and swelling
Left untreated this can be an extremely debilitating and painful condition. And can become a cause of infertility.
Acupuncture can effectively treat:
- painful menstruation
- menstruation which is too little or too large in volume
- menstruation which is either too early, too late, or which occurs at no fixed schedule
- lower abdominal pain
Most menstrual problems can be treated with acupuncture within three to six months. However, the duration of therapy depends to some extent on the length of time the disease has been active.