Vancouver Fertility News - Acupuncture Treatment for Infertility: Study Identifies Mechanism for Improved Pregnancy Outcomes on In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
"We've suspected that stress affects fertility for a long time," says Dr Magarelli. “What's new about our study is that it indicates that acupuncture may positively adjust the levels of the stress hormones Cortisol and Prolactin during the stimulation phase of IVF. In other words, acupuncture "corrects" for the negative changes and brings a woman's body into balance, optimizing the chances of conception."
While Kristine Guichon didn't know the science behind acupuncture's effect on fertility, she firmly believes that this 2000-year-old treatment gave her body the added boost she needed to conceive. Devastated after the failure of her first round of IVF, she turned to fertility acupuncture on the advice of her reproductive specialist at Genesis Fertility Centre. After a few months of acupuncture treatment at Acubalance Wellness Centre, combined with lifestyle and diet changes, she went back for her second IVF at Genesis. This time, things were completely different. Both the quality and quantity of her eggs were excellent and her IVF was a success. She recently gave birth to a baby boy.