Or should IVF patients have acupuncture during the whole cycle? Its not for everyone
Electro-stimulation of certain acupuncture points can help your uterine lining to develop a three layer structure that is favourable to implantation.
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Watch the magic of time lapse photography tracking a newly fertilised egg as it becomes a Blastocyst and bursts out of its skin!
Channel Nine interviews Delia McCarthy, at the Maroubra Acupuncture IVF Support Clinic and Caroline Smith, Research consultant about the trial to be conducted, examining the effect of acupuncture on IVF outcomes.
To view this programme please see MSN archives.
One of the changes sweeping through our society this century is that women are having fewer children, later in life. That may explain why the use of IVF to assist pregnancy is growing by up to 15% a year in Australia. But experts say that science and technology has reached a plateau, and improvements in the success of these fertility treatments may only come from entirely different medical traditions – like acupuncture. Mark Horstman travels to Beijing and Adelaide to find out.
Kelly McGonigals TED talk on reframing stress: Is it time to change the way we think about stress? It certainly appears to be the case when mortality related to stress is examined. We would like to know if befriending rather than avoiding stress might be helpful for infertile couples. And in the meantime for those who cannot avoid stress, acupuncture has an excellent track record for helping to manage it, so that it doesnt affect sleep or well being.