• Acupuncture decreases side effects associated with IVF.
  • Patients self-report reduced bloating and discomfort during IVF treatment.
  • Improves blood flow to the uterus and reduces miscarriage rates.
  • A study on live birth rates after IVF showed that the acupuncture group had a take home baby rate of 41% as compared to the non-acupuncture group rate of 19.4%
  • Increases sperm count and motility.
  • Motility and count improved in 67.6% of men who received acupuncture.  The results were even better, at 84.6% for men who had a combination of acupuncture and herbal medicine.
  • May improve IVF success rates.
  • An international study found that in clinics with lower success rates, acupuncture showed a significant increase in pregnancy rates.

By: Dr. Judith Fiore