In a recent study conducted by Homerton University Hospital in London 160 female patients undergoing IVF were placed into two groups; one group having four sessions of acupuncture over the course of the IVF cycle and the other having standard IVF without acupuncture.
Results showed that 46.2% of patients in the acupuncture group became pregnant, versus 21.7% of patients in the standard IVF group.
These results add to many previous trials showing that acupuncture combined with IVF significantly increases the chances of achieving a pregnancy. The difference with this study is that it particularly looked at acupuncture sessions over the course of the IVF cycle as opposed to just on the day of embryo transfer – preparation of the uterine environment is key to success.
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