Assisted reproductive technology (ART) has developed markedly over the last a few decades, and huge number of couples take benefits of ART to have their own babies. In vitro fertilization (IVF) is the most popular way of ART, but its success rate has never been satisfactory. 

Many researches have revealed that acupuncture treatment before and during IVF procedure can raise the success rate of IVF by about 30%. An increasing number of fertility specialists and centres recognize the benefits of acupuncture and offer acupuncture as a part of their IVF protocols. Acupuncture is now successfully employed in the ART/IVF facilities worldwide.  

Scientific literature lists four mechanisms of how acupuncture can improve IVF outcomes.

  • Neuro-endocrinological modulations
  • Increased blood flow to uterus and ovaries
  • Modulation in cytokines
  • Reducing stress, anxiety and depression

With these surprising physiological actions, acupuncture benefits every stage of IVF procedure in many ways so to get the best outcomes.

  • ​​Acupuncture promotes ovarian functions to develop follicles and produce healthy eggs. 
  • Acupuncture regulates and increases blood flow to the uterus to  nourish endometrium.
  • Acupuncture administered around the time of embryo/blastocyst transfer improves embryo/blastocyst implantation potential and thus chances of IVF treatment being successful.
  • Acupuncture and/or herbal administration during  stimulation of follicle production with fertility drug injections helps encourage follicular growth in the ovaries and improve egg quality.  Acupuncture and/or herbal medicine treatment at this period of time also promotes thickening of endometrium  in preparation for implantation.
  • Acupuncture also has great effect to relieve mental-emotional tension, which leads to release spasm of the uterus and cervix;  regulate qi and blood flow to the ovaries and uterus; and helps reproductive system work harmoniously.

Herbal medicine, in particular, has proven to be very effective to promote both of follicular growth in the ovaries and endometrial growth of the uterus. In many cases herbal medicine is recommended to increase chances of IVF being successful. Eastern herbal medicine has been recently being accepted quickly in Western countries as it is a safe, effective and nature friendly way of treatment. Herbal medicine has been used over 2500 years in Eastern countries and has developed in its ways of administration and safety.

New paradigm in treating fertility problems and sexual health for both of male and female.

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success of IVF & IUI.

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