Acupuncture

Acupuncture & IVF in Palm Beach

Using Acupuncture as a Useful Fertility Aid

When you are trying to get pregnant, you may often feel that you would do anything to conceive. Fortunately, when you come into Palm Beach Fertility Center, we have the answers you are looking for. Over the years, it has been proven that acupuncture can be greatly helpful in aiding fertility treatments. We have found it to be useful when paired with in-vitro fertilization (IVF) and it can potentially raise a couple's odds of getting pregnant by 65%.

Acupuncture is a Natural Fertility Booster

There have been studies which looked at individuals who had a good chance of IVF being effective, some who did acupuncture and some who didn’t. One specific study found that there were fewer miscarriages, more pregnancies, and a 7% higher birth rate among those who got acupuncture treatment over those who didn’t.

The lead review articles report that acupuncture treatments has the following potential fertility-boosting benefits:

  • Increased blood flow to the uterus and therefore uterine wall thickness, an important marker for fertility
  • Increased endorphin production, which, in turn, has been shown to affect the release of a gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH), a decapeptide involved in regulating reproduction
  • Lower stress hormones responsible for infertility
  • Impact on plasma levels of the fertility hormones: follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), luteinizing hormone (LH), estradiol (E2), and Progesterone (P)
  • Normalization of the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis, a key process in fertility
  • A positive effect for women with polycystic ovarian syndrome, a hormonal imbalance present in three percent of adolescents and adults.

What Types of Fertility Patients Typically Get Acupuncture?

We can meet with you to determine whether acupuncture is right for you. Although Palm Beach acupuncture treatments can be used to treat most types of fertility disorder, fertility is a very personal matter. Our doctor and staff at Palm Beach Fertility Center are here to answer your questions and address any concerns you may have about acupuncture.

Acupuncture is often combined with herbs to treat:

  • Elevated follicle stimulating hormone (FSH)
  • Repeated pregnancy loss
  • Unexplained (idiopathic) infertility
  • Luteal phase defect
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) with annovulatory cycles
  • Male factor including men affected with sperm-DNA-fragmentation

For any questions you may have regarding how acupuncture and Oriental Medicine might assist in your IVF and pregnancy experience, please feel free to call us at (888) 819-5177.

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