Wetherby Acupuncture specialises in fertility acupuncture for couples trying to conceive naturally and alongside assisted conception. We also work with women who have suffered recurrent miscarriage and pregnancy complications as well as women that are having ovulation induction.
There is a growing body of evidence that acupuncture can positively influence fertility and IVF outcomes. In one study it was found that acupuncture almost doubled IVF pregnancy rates.
Increasing blood flow to reproductive organs
Increasing embryo implantation rates
Positively Influencing Fertility
There are various ways in which acupuncture benefits fertility:
Stress and other factors can disrupt the hypothalamic pituitary-ovarian axis (HPOA), causing hormonal imbalances that can negatively impact fertility. Acupuncture has been found to reduce the effect of stress hormones on the body, thereby helping the normal balance of fertility hormones.
Acupuncture has also been demonstrated to increase blood flow to the ovaries, enhancing the environment in which ovarian follicles develop. It also promotes blood flow to the uterus, improving the quality of the endometrial lining.