Why Acupuncture really helps increase IVF success

Acupuncture really helps IVF success
Acupuncture really helps IVF success

In 2015, those woman having IVF that did the full acupuncture treatment protocol had a success rate of 75% at my clinic. Those are amazing numbers!

Just today I saw research from Toronto’s own Robert Casper published in the January 2016 edition of Fertility and Sterility suggesting a reason why acupuncture helps to much.

According to Dr. Casper’s research the environment around the growing embryo (mother’s body and womb) affects the growing embryo. That stress and nutritional status have an affect on the growing embryo from at least as early as day 5.
It is intuitive to guess that a calmer well fed mother will give an embryo a better chance of growing, but great to have backed up by research.

We know from seeing all the “zen” patients in our clinic that acupuncture helps people relax and minimize the negative effects of stress on the body.
Research also backs this up.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21978220
But know we have a research back likely explanation for why acupuncture increases the success rate of IVF so much.

Thank you Dr Robert Casper!!

Prepare for IVF coverage in Ontario

As many of you know. IVF is going to be covered in Ontario hopefully starting by the end of December this year.

If Ontario’s experience is going to be anything like what happened in Quebec when they covered IVF 3 years ago it’s going to be crazy.

More people will choose to do IVF because the costs are lower and therefore there will be long-line ups for services.

As you know only 1 IVF will be covered at a limit of 1 embryo per transfer.

What better way to maximize the chance of that single transfer working than by allocating some of the money you save towards acupuncture.

Doing acupuncture in the 3 – 5 months leading up to embryo transfer is the best way to maximize the quality of the single egg you will be transferring.

Doing acupuncture in the 9 weeks leading up to your transfer is the best way to improve your chances of the embryo transfer turning into a successful implantation and baby 8 ½ months later.

Get started on priming to make the most of this wonderful opportunity coming your way.