There are several good reasons why you should think about having acupuncture before and during your IVF cycle
……..or maybe why you shouldn’t !
Spoiler alert …..
If you are young, and healthy and doing IVF only because of male factor or blocked tubes, acupuncture might not benefit you as much as it could other IVF patients.
UNLESS you are feeling a bit stressed about the whole thing, then you should definitely consider it.
Here is all the latest information about Acupuncture and IVF Read More
di Villahermosa D et al, Acupunct Med. 2013 Vol 31, 2, p 157
Acupuncture in Medicine (BMJ)
In this RCT, a group of researchers in Brazil gave acupuncture and moxibustion to patients who had not achieved a pregnancy after 2 IVF cycles. Treatment was administered during the stimulation phase of the 3rd IVF cycle and after embryo transfer. Significantly more women in the acupuncture group conceived compared to the control groups.
Friedler S et al, Fertility and Sterility 2011, Vol 95, Issue 6 , Pg 2127
Fertility and Sterility
In this partly randomised prospective trial, Dr. Friedler and colleagues tracked 219 women undergoing IVF treatment and treated half of them to a medical clown’s 15-minute routine of jokes, magic tricks and other clowning immediately after their embryos were implanted. Those women who had a good laugh after their transfer fell pregnant more often than did the control group. The authors note that ways to relieve stress at ET may be useful. Read More