Adding Acupuncture Improves Ovarian Reserve in IVF

Abstract OBJECTIVE: To observe the clinical effect of acupuncture plus medication in the treatment of poor ovarian response (POR) patients and to explore its mechanisms in assisting pregnancy. METHODS: A total of 100 volunteer POR women undergoing in vitro fertilization-embryo transplantation (IVF-ET) were recruited in the present study. On the 1st cycle of IVF-ET, these POR women received microstimulation of ovulation program (oral administration of Clomiphene, muscular injection of Menotrophin, Chorionic Gonadotrophin triggering, etc.). Before receiving the 2nd period of IVF-ET, these patients were equally and randomly divided into control, medication (Climen, composed of estradiol valerate and cyproterone acetate), acupuncture and acupuncture+medication […]

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Acupuncture Improves IVF Outcomes

There is no doubt in my clinical experience that a couple getting care with acupuncture, herbs and nutrition improve their health and chances of conceiving. It is difficult to mimic the outcome of working with an experienced clinician into an evidence based study. There are many studies that try to do this and the one that most mimics a real clinical setting is one by my acupuncture research hero Lee Hullender-Rubin. Lee’s study showed that services such as ours significantly increase live birth rates over no treatment. A recent study was published, albeit with a small sample size of only […]

New IVF Procedure Can Improve Implantation Rate

Check out this article about new technology that can determine the most optimal time to implant an embryo. Some Reproductive Endcrinologist and researchers believe that some reasons why embryo transfers are not successful is because the uterine lining is not ready to receive. This article talks about how new technology can help time the transfer when there is an optimal uterine environment. It is not ready for prime time as it is costly and involves a uterine biopsy and gene analysis. However IVF technology is advancing at a rapid pace therefore should this prove to improve outcomes in just 1 […]