Endometriosis is a common reason for infertility. In fact, it will prevent conception in 4 out of 10 women diagnosed.
Despite it being so common, we still don’t know the exact reasons why it causes infertility. A very likely suspect – Inflammation. Endometriosis and inflammation are good at fueling each other.
And inflammation compromises natural conception. It creates an inhospitable environment to both eggs and sperm.
The more severe the endometriosis, the worse are the effects on your fertility. And in more advanced stages of the disease inflammation can prevent the fertilised embryo from implanting.
With IVF the sperm and eggs are fertilised in vitro. You may think that this will prevent the potential damage caused by inflammation. But even in case of IVF inflammation reduces your chances of success.
This is where acupuncture is useful. It has been shown to interfere with the mechanism of inflammation and makes it more likely that you will get pregnant.