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What to do if Egg Freezing Fails: Try Acupuncture
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When the ovarian response to egg freezing is disappointing and an egg freezing attempt fails, consider trying again using acupuncture to target better results.

Egg freezing, also known as oocyte cryopreservation, is a process in which a woman’s eggs are extracted, frozen, and stored for later use. This procedure has become increasingly popular in recent years as a means of preserving fertility for women who wish to delay pregnancy or simply have some eggs “in the bank” for later use. However, as with any medical procedure, there is always the possibility of failure. If an attempt at egg freezing doesn’t give you the results that you were hoping for, one potential avenue to explore is using acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine before trying egg freezing again. 

Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine practice that involves inserting fine needles into specific points on the body to promote healing and balance. It has been used for thousands of years to treat a wide range of conditions, from pain and inflammation to infertility and menstrual disorders. In the case of preparing for egg freezing, acupuncture is believed to work by stimulating more blood flow to the reproductive organs, which helps them to act as if they are more youthful.  Chinese herbal medicine can also be used to augment this process. The correct, personalized Chinese medicine prescription would give the body the raw materials it needs to build the best batch of eggs possible.  

If egg freezing has failed, it can be an emotional and frustrating experience. However, it’s important to remember that there are other options available. Acupuncture may be one such option, as it has been shown to have potential benefits for women who are struggling with fertility issues.

One study published in the Journal of Fertility and Sterility found that acupuncture may improve the success rates of in vitro fertilization (IVF) by increasing blood flow to the uterus and improving the quality of the uterine lining. Another study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine found that acupuncture may increase pregnancy rates in women undergoing IVF by reducing stress and anxiety levels.

Acupuncture may also help regulate menstrual cycles and promote ovulation, which can be beneficial for women who are trying to conceive naturally or with the help of fertility treatments. Additionally, acupuncture may improve overall reproductive health by reducing inflammation, balancing hormones, and increasing the production of endorphins, which can help reduce stress and anxiety.  Dorothy Pang, L.Ac. uses a quick technique to make the process as easy for the patient as possible. While it is natural to be nervous, trust that this process can be over before you even know what’s happened.

If you are considering acupuncture as a means of improving fertility after an egg freezing failure, it’s important to find a qualified and experienced acupuncturist who specializes in treating infertility. Your acupuncturist may recommend a series of weekly or bi-weekly treatments, which may include acupuncture, herbal supplements, and lifestyle changes such as stress reduction techniques and dietary modifications.  The body can be encouraged to perform better with the right raw materials (herbal medicine) and more blood flow (acupuncture).  In office, Dorothy Pang, L.Ac. has already helped many women to have better second attempts at egg freezing. So if this is an avenue that you are still interested in pursuing, do not give up.  There is more that you can try in order to get a better result the next time. 

In conclusion, egg freezing failure can be a difficult experience, but it’s important to remember that there are other options available. Acupuncture is one potential avenue to explore, as it has been shown to have potential benefits for women who are struggling with fertility issues.  Herbal medicine can be used to further aid in the process.  If you are considering acupuncture, be sure to work with a qualified and experienced acupuncturist who specializes in treating infertility and preparing for egg freezing.  Don’t give up hope, there is always something more that you can try.   A dream of motherhood is one that is worth pursuing.  Schedule a free consultation if you have questions. Click HERE to schedule.