European Research Study proves that acupuncture increases pregnancy rates for women undergoing In-Vitro Fertilization. The study concludes that acupuncture seems to be a useful tool for improving pregnancy rate after assisted reproductive technology (ART). This study has been reported on the national news and in U.S. medical journals, prompting an increase in referrals from medical doctors for the use of acupuncture in IVF procedures.
Two groups totaling 160 subjects each received a standard in-vitro procedure (IVF). One group, however, also received acupuncture therapy before and after implantation. The non-acupuncture in-vitro group had a 26.3% pregnancy rate, while the group of women who received acupuncture showed a 42.5% success rate.
Acupuncture has been used to successfully treat infertility and menstrual cycle disorders for literally thousands of years. While most modern research is set up to try to determine why acupuncture works, this German study demonstrates scientifically that acupuncture can improve pregnancy rates. This scientific proof is what American doctors have been waiting for to be able to confidently recommend acupuncture to their patients. Doctors in the Cleveland Clinic are already using these techniques with an 83% success rate.
In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Only = 26.3%
IVF with Acupuncture Therapy = 42.5%
Acupuncture has been clinically proven to:
Enhance Egg Quality: Test results of clients who have undergone acupuncture have shown that the egg quality significantly improves.
Enhance the Quality of the Uterine Lining: A healthy uterine lining is necessary to help with embryo implantation and to grow a healthy baby. Acupuncture improves the flow of healthy blood into the uterus.
Reduce the Chances of Uterine Contraction After IVF procedures: Acupuncture relaxes the patient and the uterus so it won't contract and expel the fertilized egg.