Acupuncture For Infertility
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Some 10-15% of couples have difficulty conceiving at some point in their reproductive lives and seek specialist fertility treatment. A commonly used option is in vitro fertilization and each cycle is expensive, lengthy, and stressful. We now know that when acupuncture is given together with in vitro fertilization, it improves rates of pregnancy and live birth among women.
Acupuncture has been used in China for centuries to regulate the female reproductive system. Acupuncture mediates the release of neurotransmitters which in turn stimulate secretion of gonadotrophin releasing hormone, thereby influencing the menstrual cycle, ovulation, and fertility. Acupuncture stimulates blood flow to the uterus by inhibiting uterine central sympathetic nerve activity and the production of endogenous opioids, which inhibit the central nervous system outflow and the biological stress response.