People experience infertility for many different physical and emotional reasons. It is believed that stress reduction, nutritional support, and a healthier lifestyle increase the chances of pregnancy.
Research has showed that acupuncture increases success rate of in vitro fertilization (IVF). It is believed that the stimulation of certain trigger points on the body by acupuncture needles prompts the body to release certain hormones and chemicals that can reduce pain, regulate the endocrine system, and calm the nervous system.
German researchers tried to determine the effect of acupuncture on assisted reproduction therapy (ART) success rates. In the study half of the women received standard IVF. The other half were given acupuncture treatments before and after. In the acupuncture group, 42.5 percent of patients became pregnant, while in the IVF-Only group, 26.3% of patients conceived. These results were reported by the American Society of Reproductive Medicine “Fertility and Sterility” in April 2002.
At the Tao Institute, we work toward balancing all of the systems in the patient’s body, as well as in their mind and spirit during acupuncture treatments. We believe that an overall quality of well-being naturally enhances the patient’s fertility. We help people with infertility issues at any stage of the medical intervention, as well as those who want to take a more natural approach to improve their chances of conception.
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Dr. Jingduan Yang talks about Acupuncture & Infertility on 6 ABC Action News Interview.