Acupuncture dramatically increase IVF-ICSI success rates in couples
We retrospectively analyzed the charts of a total of 302 cycles performed in 273 patients attending Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) Centre from August 2013 to August 2016.
During the study period, embryo transfer with acupuncture and without acupuncture were applied.
Prior to embryo transfer, the following points were used in the acupuncture group: Neiguan (CX 6), Diji (SP 8), Taichong (Liv 3), Baihui (Gv 20), and Guilai (S 29).
These sessions were carried out two times before and after embryo transfer in a single day.
The clinical pregnancy rate in the acupuncture group was higher than that in the control group. Likewise, the live birth rate in the acupuncture group was also higher than that in the control group.
Administration of acupuncture on the day of embryo transfer dramatically improved fertility results in women who underwent in vitro fertilization/intra-cytoplasm sperm injection for reproduction.
�oks�er H, et al. (2019). Acupuncture Enhances Chances of Pregnancy in Unexplained Infertile Patients Who Undergo A Blastocyst Transfer in A Fresh-Cycle. Chin J Integr Med. 25(4):298-302.