Acupuncture has been shown to promote the growth of new blood vessels (angiogenesis) and to specifically increase blood flow to the ovaries. Stener-Victorin E, Kobayashi R, Kurosava M
Research has shown that eggs that come from follicles with optimal blood supply and oxygen content have higher fertilization rates and developmental potential leading to improved IVF outcomes. Bhal PS, Pugh ND, Gregory L
Oocytes that consume more oxygen before fertilization are the ones that form better quality embryos. Tejera A, Herrero J. de los Santos MJ .
Women who do not feel depressed before starting IVF treatment conceive twice as often as women who are depressed before treatment so ensuring healthy and unobstructed Liver Qi can have significant implications for the future of IVF. Demyttenaere K, Bonte L, Gheldof M
Acupuncture reduces levels of the stress hormone cortisol, and also reduces the vascularity of the endometrium. Kim, J Shin KH
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For IVF treatments we perform acupuncture combined with Electrical Stimulation Therapy (E-Stim) on the lower abdomen to increase cell ATP, oxygen and nutrients to the ovaries and uterus.
Electrical Stimulation Therapy uses electrical currents to stimulate circulation and blood flow in an area that may be less functional. The duration and intensity are controlled for best results. A certain frequency is used for the uterus and ovaries for oocyte and ATP production. Specific acupuncture points are used for this therapy for the most effective results.
Before your session, we recommend wearing loose clothing and eating before starting acupuncture.
We are a cash practice and accept payment through credit card, checks, cash, or an HSA/FSA card. We can provide you with a superbill to submit for possible insurance reimbursement.