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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B.C.M (Hons), C.Clin.Prac (China), C.Toyohari. Registered Acupuncturist and Herbalist. Integrative Natural Medicine Practitioner.
Robert is a passionate and warm practitioner who has an extensive knowledge of integrative and functional natural medicine. He is down to earth and has an interest in organic foods, gardening and sustainable living. With over a decade of experience, he is renowned for being very thorough by both fellow practitioners and patients alike.