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Special Program for IVF-ET

 

 Acupuncture improves rates of pregnancy and live birth when used as an adjuvant treatment to embryo transfer in women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) by up to 65%.
      Some 10-15% of couples has difficulty conceiving at some point in their reproductive lives and seeks specialist fertility treatment. Beside IUI, A commonly used option is in vitro fertilization (IVF), which involves retrieving a woman’s egg, fertilizing the egg in the laboratory, and then transferring the embryo back into the woman’s uterus through the cervix. This entire process is typically referred to as an in vitro fertilization "cycle" because it involves several procedures, typically over the course of about two weeks, starting when a woman begins taking drugs to stimulate egg production.
      Because each cycle is expensive, lengthy, and stressful, new drugs and technologies have been developed to improve success rates. Progress, however, has been limited. One exception is luteal phase support, which has been shown to increase pregnancy rates, and is routinely used.
      Acupuncture has been used in China for centuries to regulate the female reproductive system. Three potential mechanisms for its effects on fertility have been proved. Firstly, acupuncture can mediate the release of neurotransmitter, which may in turn stimulate secretion of gonadotrophin releasing hormone, thereby influencing the menstrual cycle, ovulation, and fertility. Secondly, acupuncture can stimulate blood flow to the uterus by inhibiting uterine central sympathetic nerve activity. Thirdly, acupuncture can stimulate the production of endogenous opioid, which may inhibit the central nervous system outflow and the biological stress response.
      Acupuncture shiatsu clinic is offering a special program to help to improves rates of pregnancy and live birth when used as an adjuvant treatment to embryo transfer in women undergoing IVF-ET. For more information please contact us at 416-763-0949.

 

 
 
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