Adjunctive acupuncture for fertility & IVF support
Traditional Chinese medicine has been practiced for thousands of years and continued modern research has shown that acupuncture may be a great adjunct support treatment for those undergoing fertility treatments.
Numerous health practitioners recommend the use of adjunctive acupuncture for fertility and IVF patients. Using acupuncture and Chinese medicine to support patients undergoing IVF is different for every individual, whether the goal is outcomes or management of the stress and anxiety that comes with the challenging journey.
Research about the effectiveness of IVF and acupuncture treatments continues to be conducted and it is recommended that you consult your practitioner about how acupuncture may be able to help you.
Acupuncture is a gentle treatment that influences physiology over time. For many women, using acupuncture for fertility as an adjunctive support for IVF can help to improve pregnancy outcomes.
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