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 might help so 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 can help people relax and can minimize the negative effects of stress on the body.
Research also backs this up.
But now we have a research backed, likely explanation for why acupuncture can increase the success rate of IVF so much.
Thank you Dr Robert Casper!!