One in six Australian couples currently experiences impaired fertility according to L Grant and S Cochrane’s findings in Acupuncture for the mental and emotional health of women undergoing IVF treatment: A comprehensive review- (2014).
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) has become increasingly popular as the gold standard for assisted reproduction. The IVF process can have inherent stresses with invasive procedures and is a costly process in Australia. Often IVF has become the last choice for couples and as such stress can and does become a part of the process. A sense of well being and stress reduction, a calm central nervous system is optimal for the reproductive process.
According to Grant and Cochrane’s findings along with many other worldwide studies women often report an improved feeling of wellbeing and emotional stability due to Acupuncture intervention. This can present in the form of reduced stress; less social and relationship concern and improved psychological coping.
As suggested by Monash IVF – In preparation for an IVF cycle, acupuncture may assist in regulating hormones, improving the menstrual cycle and promoting ovulation while relieving stress by working on the central nervous system.
At Good Egg, we recommend assisting an IVF cycle with pre and post embryo transfer treatments.
At Good Egg, we are committed to being by your side as you travel your journey to a successful pregnancy.
You can also access this journal from Center for Integrative Medicine,
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