Why acupuncture for fertility?
For many years, acupuncture has been used as an complementary fertility medicine model on its own to help during the process of conception and in pregnancy. In China, it has been used for thousands of years and today it is used as a routine treatment together with modern medical practices in addressing chronic conditions in general, and fertility issues especially. In the West, it is increasingly gaining it's rightful place due to increased research that confirms efficacy, especially in use of acupuncture for IVF. I look after patients from all over the world in my acupuncture clinic in Harley Street (please see my contact page for details)
What does the science say
Acupuncture is increasingly gaining its place among western medical practices and recently, a number of research studies conducted have shown that acupuncture may increase chances of pregnancy combined with IVF or other ART (assisted reproductive treatment) techniques. The study published by British Medical Journal in 2008 concluded that woman's chances of pregnancy, if having acupuncture in addition to IVF, are increased by 65%.
Furthermore, studies have shown that acupuncture may regulate ovulation and improve chances of successful embryo implantation if performed before and after embryo transfer.
Recent study done at the Homerton University Hospital in London has shown that the chances of pregnancy are doubled when acupuncture is used alongside the IVF.
When working with couples trying to conceive, we utilise extensive knowledge and experience from both Eastern and Western medical procedures to help you succeed in achieving a healthy pregnancy.
Treatment plans are always tailor-made to suit your individual needs to ensure your care remains second to none. It is important to consider the latest research that backs up the use of complementary and conventional medical practices so that the route to parenthood is as straight-forward and to the point as possible. We operate a policy that only the safe an proven methods will be used in your fertility care.