Numerous studies have confirmed the efficacy of acupuncture in treating infertility. A noted German study demonstrated that a test group receiving acupuncture in conjunction with IVF achieved a 42% clinical pregnancy rate, whereas the control group that did not receive acupuncture had a 26% pregnancy rate. This study utilized just a single acupuncture session per patient, shortly before or after the transfer of embryos.
Another study demonstrated a 60% success rate when combining IVF with Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture. ( our Clinic success rate is much higher than this study ) Perhaps more importantly, both of these alternative modalities were found to significantly reduce the risk of miscarriage during the course of pregnancy.
One clinical study employing the use of ultrasound observed a marked shift in the color of women’s’ ovaries from one that is cloudy to one of a clear hue after acupuncture treatment. Furthermore, the follicles were found to double in number, the lining of the uterus to thicken, and the number of embryos to increase. This test group experienced fewer side effects from herbal medicine and more importantly, were more at ease.
Studies involving male patients have demonstrated a profound increase in semen quality and the amount of sperm produced following treatment with acupuncture and herbal medicine. Male patients receiving treatment from our clinic in particular, have reported positive, robust sexual benefits.
In 1999, clinical researchers reported that inserting acupuncture needles into specific body points triggers the production of endorphins. In another study, higher levels of endorphins were found in cerebrospinal fluid after patients underwent acupuncture. Endorphins have been shown to reduce anxiety. The production of encorphines also indirectly support strengthen reproductive organs.