In 2019 Dr Lee Hullender Rubin published the latest figures on how acupuncture improves IVF outcomes:
Clinical pregnancy rate by 28%–32%
Ongoing pregnancy rate by 42%
Live birth rate by 30%
German researchers investigated the effect of acupuncture on assisted reproduction therapy’s (ART) success rates.
In their study half of the women received standard IVF. The other half had acupuncture before and after the embryo transfer.
42.5 percent of women who had this natural therapy became pregnant, while in the IVF-only group only 26.3% of women conceived.
These results were published in a reputable journal of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine “Fertility and Sterility” in April 2002.
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In October 2004 another study from USA emerged. It revealed fascinating effects of this natural therapy on IVF.
Apart from the pregnancy rates, the researchers investigated other outcomes.
The more extensive acupuncture treatment leading to and after embryo transfer not only considerably increased the success rates, but as a result it increased IVF live birth rates. Furthermore, it substantially reduced risk of miscarriage and ectopic pregnancies.
In February 2008 the very first systematic review/meta analysis on acupuncture and IVF has concluded the effects to be both significant and clinically relevant. This has been published in the British Medical Journal.
This treatment not only considerably boosted the success rates, but also substantially increased live birth rates. Furthermore, it substantially reduced risk of miscarriage and ectopic pregnancies.
We are a part of Nature. And we respond to it.
How does it work? I wish I could give you a complete answer. We know that acupuncture can have a profound effect on body chemistry. It regulates, normalises the hormone balance. But the exact mechanism of these effects is still a mystery.
Studies and other scientific literature highlight a few ways of how acupuncture may improve fertility:
While acupuncture may increase the success rates of assisted reproductive techniques (A.R.T.) including IVF and ICSI, we like the idea of you conceiving naturally, when possible, without the use of A.R.T.
If for some health reasons you are not be able to conceive without the help of assisted reproduction, we aim to balance and prepare your body with acupuncture so your chance of successful IVF is significantly increased.
Some couples who sought our help, believed in vitro fertilisation was the only way to conceive, but achieved pregnancy naturally while being on the IVF waiting list. We encourage you to seek qualified help early, so that you don’t miss out and the chances of conception are optimised.
We recommend to come in for a consultation as early as possible. Then we can review your situation in detail and decide what treatment is the most appropriate.
Even if your IVF embryo transfer is about to happen, or it already took place, you still can contact us. It may be not too late. You’ll benefit from this natural time-tested treatment and will improve your chances of success even if you have the treatment on the day of IVF embryo transfer.
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