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Acupuncture Increases IVF Success.



A ground-breaking new study, "The Impact of Acupuncture on IVF Success Rates," conducted at Homerton University Hospital, Homerton Fertility Centre, London, UK.

The study, which uses a standardized protocol of acupuncture treatment agreed by 15 international acupuncturists, found that the ongoing pregnancy rate in a group of women who underwent the acupuncture protocol with IVF was significantly higher (53.1%) than the pregnancy rate of the non-acupuncture IVF group (27.5%).

Science is showing that imbalances in hormones like insulin, thyroid and cortisol (a stress hormone) can interfere with a woman's ability to ripen or release an egg or with implantation or the ability to carry a baby to term.

In addition to regulating stress hormones, acupuncture appears to improve blood flow to the ovaries and the uterine lining, create a supportive ovarian environment for the maturing follicles, and improve the receptivity of the uterine lining.


Have you considered acupuncture to support your fertility journey? My aim is to provide you with the best care available. I bring many therapeutic tools to the treatment table avoiding a one size fits all approach. This allows me to formulate an effective treatment strategy specific to your needs so you can reach optimal health in preparation for conception. Let me help you on your journey to a healthier lifestyle and parenthood.

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