Can Acupuncture Improve the Outcome of IVF?
After several months of not being able to conceive a child, John and Linda became discouraged and ended up finding themselves arguing over small things because of their disappointment. After going to a fertility clinic, and they realised that because of infertility problems, one of the only options for them ever to conceive is by using in vitro fertilisation. Although very costly and somewhat painful, this particular treatment did hold out hope for them to have a child of their own that they would bring into the world. Not wanting to lose any possibility of actually conceiving the child through in vitro fertilisation, they also look to the possibility of adding acupuncture to their treatment process.
Acupuncture has been used for many thousands of years and has its roots in traditional Chinese medicine. Since coming to the UK, however, and gaining in popularity, this process has helped people to do a number of different things in regards to their health. It is used for those who are undergoing surgery and sometimes is administered even during the surgery itself. Many other problems that we face as humans can also be controlled with use of acupuncture to one degree or another.
One thing that acupuncture has been used for and has actually gone through testing is for increasing a person’s fertility rate. As a matter of fact, in a controlled study those that went through in vitro fertilisation along with acupuncture had a 10% greater chance of conceiving a child than those that did not have acupuncture. Those are amazing results and according to those, you may be able to increase your odds as well. This can be especially comforting considering what you have to go through in order to have an IVF in the first place.
Acupuncture has even been shown to increase the natural fertility that people have and may increase their odds of conceiving a child even without the use of in vitro fertilization. If you are already dealing with IVF, however, using acupuncture may help you to bring about the natural balance state within your body and to conceive a child with the help of medical science. Although it is not a 100% guaranteed cure, even a 10% increase in the success rate is well worth the effort considering all that you get out of treatments through acupuncture.#
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