Our fertility treatments are based on an integrative approach using Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, Ayurvedic Therapies, Dietary, Supplements and Lifestyle modifications.
Scientific and Clinical studies
Large number of scientific and clinical studies have shown the efficacy of Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine complementing In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) and IUI treatments.
Prepares for ART
It helps prepare the woman’s body before and during the assisted reproduction techniques like IVF and IUI.
Help sustains pregnancy
It also helps sustain the pregnancy during the first trimester when most unexplained habitual miscarriages happen.
Improves the success rate of IVF and IUI treatments.
INCREASE CPR / LBR
Increases clinical pregnancy rate (CPR) and live birth rate (LBR).
Increase in Endometrial Receptivity.
Reduces anxiety, stress and depression and relaxes the mind thereby helping the woman’s body function at its peak.
Helps to strengthen immune system which is critical to achieve healthy pregnancy.
INCREASE BLOOD FLOW
Maximizes the blood flow in the uterus and ovaries which helps to oxygenate and nourish them.
Prevents uterine contractions after embryo transfer.
Helps in the implantation of the embryo in the uterus
IMPROVE EGG QUALITY
Improves both egg and embryo quality, leading to better chances of a successful pregnancy.
Regulates menstrual cycles and balances hormones.
Increase thickness of the uterine lining.
REDUCE SIDE EFFECTS
Help to minimizes medication side effects during assisted reproduction techniques.
Results from scientific research
“A plethora of evidence in recent years have highlighted the significant effect of acupuncture in assisting the treatment of infertility, especially regarding its low side effects in improving endometrial receptivity.”
Liang Cai, Li Li, Daokuan Zong and Guoqing Tong (2019). Current Therapies to Improve the Endometrial Receptivity of Patients with Repeated Implantation Failure in IVF-ET. Department of Reproductive Center, Shuguang Hospital Affiliated to Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China.
“Firstly, acupuncture may improve ovulation by modulating the central and peripheral nervous systems, the neuroendocrine and endocrine systems, the ovarian blood flow, and metabolism. Secondly, acupuncture can improve the outcome of IVF-ET, and the mechanisms may be related to the increased uterine blood flow, inhibited uterine motility, and the anesis of depression, anxiety and stress. Finally, the studies suggest that acupuncture plays a positive role in male infertility, the mechanism of which is not yet clear.”
Huang, D. M., Huang, G. Y., Lu, F. E., Stefan, D., Andreas, N., & Robert, G. (2011). Acupuncture for infertility: is it an effective therapy?. Chinese journal of integrative medicine, 17(5), 386–395.
“TCM can be applied to improve endometrial blood flow so as to increase birth rates in IVF-ET. The combination of Chinese and Western medicines and acupuncture application will increase their combined effect, thereby obtaining greater clinical benefits”
Guo, J., Wang, L. N., & Li, D. (2011). Exploring the effects of Chinese medicine in improving uterine endometrial blood flow for increasing the successful rate of in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer. Journal of Chinese integrative medicine, 9(12), 1301–1306.
“The pooled clinical pregnancy rate (CPR) from all of acupuncture groups was significantly greater than that of control groups (RR 1.21, 95% CI: 1.07-1.38), whereas the pooled live birth rate (LBR) was not.”
Xie, Z. Y., Peng, (2019). The effects of acupuncture on pregnancy outcomes of in vitro fertilization: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC complementary and alternative medicine, 19(1), 131.
“The IVF outcomes from the Electro Acupuncture groups were all significantly higher than those from the control groups”
Qian, Y., Xia, X. R., Ochin, H., Huang, C., Gao, C., Gao, L., Cui, Y. G., Liu, J. Y., & Meng, Y. (2017). Therapeutic effect of acupuncture on the outcomes of in vitro fertilization: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Archives of gynecology and obstetrics, 295(3), 543–558.
“The high-quality embryo rate of 51.9%, biochemical pregnancy rate of 51.0%, clinical pregnancy rate of 44.2% and endometrial thickness of (10.84 +/- 1.75) mm in the intervention group were all significantly higher than those in the control group [48.7%, 38.9%, 34.8%, and (10.52 +/- 1.50) mm, respectively; P < 0.05].”
Guo, J., Li, D., Liu, C., Ji, X., Li, R., & Du, X. (2014). Effects of Chinese herbs combined with in vitro fertilization and embryo transplantation on infertility: a clinical randomized controlled trial. Journal of traditional Chinese medicine = Chung i tsa chih ying wen pan, 34(3), 267–273
“Our findings indicate that Chinese herbs increase endometrial thickness, improve the quality of fertility and embryo, and promote embryonic nidation, thus enhancing the success rate of in vitro fertilization/intracytoplasmic sperm injection-embryo transplantation cycle.”
Guo, J., Li, D., Liu, C., Ji, X., Li, R., & Du, X. (2014). Effects of Chinese herbs combined with in vitro fertilization and embryo transplantation on infertility: a clinical randomized controlled trial. Journal of traditional Chinese medicine = Chung i tsa chih ying wen pan, 34(3), 267–273.
“Eight RCTs, 13 cohort studies, 3 case series and 6 case studies involving 1851 women with infertility were included in the systematic review. Meta-analysis of RCTs suggested a 3.5 greater likelihood of achieving a pregnancy with Chinese Herbal Medicine therapy over a 4-month period compared with WM drug therapy alone”
Ried, K., & Stuart, K. (2011). Efficacy of Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine in the management of female infertility: a systematic review. Complementary therapies in medicine, 19(6), 319–331. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ctim.2011.09.003
“Our review suggests that management of female infertility with Chinese Herbal Medicine can improve pregnancy rates 2-fold within a 4 month period compared with Western Medical fertility drug therapy or IVF.”
Ried, K., & Stuart, K. (2011). Efficacy of Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine in the management of female infertility: a systematic review. Complementary therapies in medicine, 19(6), 319–331.
“The clinical pregnancy rate and implantation rate in the treated group were significant higher than those in the control group, 47.37% (36/76 cases) vs 32.14% (54/168 cases) and 22.38% (47/210 embryos) vs 16.09% (74/460 embryos), respectively (all P <0.05)”
Wu, J. Z., Liu, Y., & Huang, C. Y. (2008). Effect of Chinese herbal medicine in the natural cycle of frozen embryo transfer. Chinese journal of integrated traditional and Western medicine, 28(7), 591–593.
“Acupuncture as a treatment for infertility shows great results both in man and women. Acupuncture can be considered as successful treatment in restoring fertility in the patients, by improving the sperm quality and ovaries function and balancing the endocrine system and hormones.”
Zhu, J., Arsovska, B., & Kozovska, K. (2018). Acupuncture Treatment for Fertility. Open access Macedonian journal of medical sciences, 6(9), 1685–1687.