Current research states that acupuncture has the ability to regulate blood flow to the ovaries and uterus and lower stress hormones. Several studies published in the journal Fertility and Sterility demonstrates that acupuncture, when combined with IVF, can improve pregnancy rates by 12-50% compared to higher those who did not receive acupuncture.
In addition, a review published in the December issue of The Journal Complementary Therapies in Medicine, women receiving Chinese herbal medicine treatments were twice as likely to get pregnant within a four-month period than those receiving conventional Western medical fertility drug treatment or IVF.
What to Expect During your First Fertility Treatment
Your body IS fertile, but most likely there is some kind of interference that makes it difficult for you to become pregnant. If your body truly is infertile, no amount of treatment can change that condition, but these instances are rare and occur in only a small percentage of women.
Annette (Zoe) Fallian, acupuncture Fertility specialist, job is to figure out what those specific factors are for each individual and to remove them. When the interference is removed, fertility is once again restored.
For your first Fertility acupuncture treatment, you will be asked in-depth questions about your health, diet, and emotional state. As well as a description of your menstrual cycles, even the state of the blood during your period.
Based on this information, we will form a Chinese medical diagnosis to determine where an imbalance exists in the body. The actual acupuncture points depend on your particular pattern. Common acupuncture points on the body include the ear, head, feet, hands, legs and the abdomen.
At the end of your treatment, we will recommend a treatment plan that includes additional acupuncture treatments, and any herbs or dietary modifications when necessary.