We treat various women's health issues:
What Can We Do to Improve a Woman's Chance of Conceiving?
According to the National Survey of Family Growth from the CDC, 1 in 8 couples have trouble getting pregnant or sustaining a pregnancy. There are multiple reasons for the difficulty ranging from stress, hormone issues, endometriosis, male factor infertility, and the decline of ovarian reserve. A couple common western medical interventions for women who have difficulties getting pregnant are IUI and IVF.
-Intra Uterine Insemination (IUI)'s success rates vary depending on the type and medication (such as Clomid or injectables), but range between 20% at 30 to 1% for a woman over 40. More information here.
-In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)'s success rates are 36.6% for women under the age of 35 to 3.4% for woman over the age of 42. Check out stats here.
The good news is that not only does acupuncture help the chances of conceiving naturally, it can also help improve the chance of getting pregnant while using one of these interventions. A popular study from Tel Aviv University and published in the Journal of Integrative Medicine noted "when used in conjunction with Western fertility treatments, acupuncture increases conception rates by 26%...When combining IUI with TCM treatments, 65.5 percent of the test group were able to conceive, compared with 39.4 percent of the control group, who received no herbal or acupuncture therapy.”
Please reach out to Anatomy & Alchemy with additional questions you may have about how acupuncture can help. We are here to support you.
IUI Success Rates - Success with Intrauterine Insemination. (2017). Retrieved February 09, 2017, fromhttp://www.advancedfertility.com/iui-success-rates.htm
National Summary Report. (2017). Retrieved February 09, 2017, fromhttps://www.sartcorsonline.com/rptCSR_PublicMultYear.aspx?ClinicPKID=0
Tel Aviv University: American Friends (Ed.). (2012, January 09). Weblog (Medicine & Health) - American Friends of Tel Aviv University. Retrieved February 09, 2017, fromhttps://www.aftau.org/weblog-medicine--health?=&storyid4704=1437&ncs4704=3