FERTILITY AND ACUPUNCTURE

There are many current studies confirming that acupuncture effectively balances the body, promoting health and improving fertility. According to these studies, the subtle biochemical changes caused by acupuncture stimulate the circulatory system and balance the sympathetic nervous system.

Acupuncture affects the Hypothalamus-Pituitary-Ovarian Axis

Acupuncture has been shown to affect the Hypothalamus-Pituitary-Ovarian Axis, which controls ovulation and provides stress relief through hormonal manipulation and the release of endorphins.Chen B.. Acupuncture Normalizes Dysfunction of Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Ovarian Axis. Acupunct Electrother Res 1997;22:97- 108.

Circulatory (Cardiovascular) Effects of Acupuncture on Infertility

The results showed that the pregnancy rate for the acupuncture group was considerably higher than the control (42.5% acupuncture group versus 26.3% control group). Paulus, W., Zhang, M., Strehler, E. Influence of Acupuncture on the Pregnancy Rate in Patients who Undergo Assisted Reproduction Therapy. Fertil Steril 2002;77:4;721-24

Nervous System Normalization

When the nervous system is highly active, detrimental effects to the reproductive system can occur, such as decreased blood flow to the organs. A Scandinavian study showed however, that acupuncture can create an effect that contributes to increased uterine artery blood flow and in turn increased endometrial thickness which enhances implantation.Stener-Victorin E, Waldenstrom U, Andersson SA, Wikland M. Reduction of Blood Flow Impedance in the Uterine Arteries of Infertile Women with Electro-Acupuncture. Hum Reproduction 11, 1314-1317

Acupuncture benefits for IVF fertility

Fertility rates during embryo transfer were shown to be doubled with the use of acupuncture in a University of Adelaide trial suggests that acupuncture may help with improving pregnancy outcomes for people undergoing IVF treatment.

http://www.adelaide.edu.au/news/news11641.html

Measuring the Effectiveness of Chinese Herbal Medicine in Improving Female Fertility

This study showed that using Chinese herbal medicine resulted in higher success rates of pregnancy, with no side-effects.

http://infertility-acupuncture.info/