Can your chance of pregnancy using in-vitro fertilization (IVF) be increased by acupuncture? This article thinks so. According to a study at the University IVF center, women who received a specific acupuncture regimen achieved pregnancy 64.7% of the time, whereas those without acupuncture achieved pregnancy 42.5% of the time.
It is a well known fact that starting a family is stressful and that the added stress of infertility can be overwhelming. According to this study, women who received acupuncture before and after embryo transfer reported lower stress rates and demonstrated increased birthrates.
The take home message is that trying to get pregnant is a very stressful process. If you can find a way to reduce the stress in your life either through acupuncture and herbal medicine, meditation, art classes, or whatever it is that calms you down, you will have a greater chance at achieving pregnancy and feel better along the way.
Click here to read the full article: The relationship between perceived stress, acupuncture, and pregnancy rates among IVF patients: a pilot study