How Does Fertility Acupuncture Aid IVF Treatment?

Fertility Acupuncture 

For some couples, after trying to conceive naturally for some time, they embark on IVF treatment. Research suggests that acupuncture treatment alongside IVF can decrease miscarriage rates by 50%. Additionally, fertility acupuncture can also be beneficial in cases of threatened miscarriage due to its positive effects on serum cortisol and prolactin levels. In this blog post, we take a look at how fertility acupuncture can optimise your chances of a successful IVF cycle. 

Regulation of the Immune system

The immune system plays a very important role when it comes to fertility. An overactive immune system can lead to pregnancy loss when antibodies in a woman’s system can fail to recognise a pregnancy, or there may be an abnormal immune response to the pregnancy. An overactive immune system can also prevent an embryo implanting. Fertility acupuncture can help regulate the immune system, increasing the chances of conception. 

Reduces Stress

Infertility can put a huge strain on couples. Acupuncture can ease the tension carried in the body when it’s under emotional stress. By inserting fine needles into specific acupuncture points our bodies feel good chemicals such as endorphins are released, these chemicals relax the body and mind and can aid a successful pregnancy. Additionally, fertility acupuncture can help support women during the roller coaster of emotions that are often experienced during an IVF cycle. 

How Often Should You Have Fertility Acupuncture?

It’s recommended to undergo fertility acupuncture at least three months before you begin IVF treatment, as this is the cycle of egg development. Moreover, research shows that additional acupuncture performed before and after the embryo transfer can increase chances of pregnancy, as this is when your body will benefit most from the effects of acupuncture. 

At Source Acupuncture

Anna has over 12 years of experience working in Women’s health and has helped many couples on their IVF journey. If you’re interested in fertility acupuncture and want to find out more information about how it can benefit your IVF treatment, just give Anna a call on 07540 353137 where you can arrange a free 15 minute consultation. Additionally, you can fill out an online enquiry form where Anna will be in touch shortly.

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