IVF Acupuncture

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""After years of trying to conceive I eventually went to a gynaecologist who suggested I try acupuncture. I had tried most other things & had no luck. I started in November 2010, I was a little sceptical at first, but really enjoyed it. I went every week in Nov & Dec, low & behold in the middle of Jan I went to Dr only to find out i was 6 week pregnant, I still cant believe it. Thanks Jonathan"

Lea - Dublin

Acupuncture and IVF Support

Acupuncture has been successfully used to treat fertility for thousands of years, but the first Western medical research wasn’t published until 2002 by Paulus. The study showed that of the 80 women who underwent IVF and received acupuncture, 34 women got pregnant, a success rate of 42.5%. Of the 80 women involved in the study who received IVF without any acupuncture treatments, only 21 women (26.3%) became pregnant. Evidence was again shown in the British Medical Journal meta-analysis, published in 2008 which reported a 65% increase in pregnancy success rates, 85% increase in on-going pregnancy and 91% increase in live births.

Acupuncture improves the outcome of ART in four ways

  • Acupuncture can reduce the side effects of medical treatments and improve response to hormonal stimulation.

  • Acupuncture can improve the blood flow to the uterus and ovaries.

  • Acupuncture can reduce some of the stress and tension associated with these very stressful procedures.

  • Acupuncture can calm the uterus to prepare it for implantation

Both the above studies show that women undergoing IVF who receive acupuncture treatments have a much higher chance of conceiving than those who do not have acupuncture.

Call today 086 40 08 189 to set up your first appointment