February 11, 2008

Acupuncture Could Increase Pregnancy Chances

A recent study says that acupuncture could possible improve the chances of conceiving if the treatment is done right before or after embryos are in the womb. Acupuncture treatments involve placing thin needles at certain points on the body to try to control pain and reduce stress levels. Using this treatment as a fertility treatment, it is assumed that it would increase the blood flow to the uterus, relax the cervix, and inhibit the “fight or flight” stress hormones that can make it harder for an embryo to implant itself. The study found that the odds of conceiving went up 65 percent for the women who were given the treatment.

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