Acupuncture in relation to women’s reproduction has been researched vastly by clinical trials. They have revealed therapeutic mechanisms of enhancement to uterine receptivity by stimulating uterine blood flow (Stener-Victorin et al., 1996), promoting ovarian blood flow and reduction of ovarian cysts and volume (Lim & Wong, 2010), as well as helping other causes of infertility such as Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), without severe adverse effects (Stener-Victorin et al., 2000). Not limited to the physical outcomes, scientific evidences have also suggested acupuncture improves mental health (Paterson & Britten, 2003) by stimulating release of endogenous opioids and inhibiting stress response for women undergoing IVF (Manheimer et al., 2008).
Acupuncture is a safe and reliable solution adjunct to IVF, with pregnancy success achieved by the two arms of psychological and biological benefits.
For more details, please read Dr. Jenny’s explanation of “Increasing IVF Success with Acupuncture”.