Trying To Increase The Amount of Eggs Retrieved In IVF? Improving Blood Flow May Be The Answer

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For women undergoing In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), the first big goal that we have is how many eggs will be retrieved and how many embryos can we create.

Anything we can do to help improve these variables can greatly improve IVF outcome.

A study looked at how follicular blood flow impacted IVF outcomes.  As expected those women with poor follicular blood flow produced less eggs to be retrieved and less embryos than those who had improved flow. The study also went on to say that analyzing blood flow around recruitable follicles could be a good indicator to predict ovarian stimulation and IVF outcomes. 

Trying To Increase The Amount of Eggs Retrieved In IVF

The good news is that there are ways to help influence and improve blood flow for fertility which may help put the odds in your favor for an IVF cycle. 

At Acubalance, we have 2 tools which are effective in improving blood flow to the reproductive tract:Acupuncture and Low Level Light Therapy (LLLT).  

Acupuncture has been shown in multiple studies to improve blood flow which can help with egg development for both Natural or IVF cycles, Implantation for Frozen Embryo Transfers and overall health such as in the treatment of endometriosis.   

LLLT can also help to improve blood flow by supporting a process called Angiogenesis. Coupling these two treatments together can create a strong and effective way to support you in your next IVF cycle.  

We know that not all women will be able to improve their egg count and lack of blood flow is only one cause that can negatively impact your chances of success.  I do suggest coming in for a full Consultation here at Acubalance so we can assess your specific condition and how we may be able to help.  

If you are ready to take the next steps to start treatment you can call to book an appointment - 604-678-8600. 

More Questions? You can also book a 15 minute discovery call to learn how we treat fertility here at Acubalance.

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Best of Health

Dr. Ryan Funk
Doctor of Chinese Medicine
Fellow of the ABORM

Links to Studies

Increased Blood Flow May Help IVF Egg Retrieval and Transfers for Pregnancy