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What to do when IVF Fails: Consider Acupuncture
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When IVF fails it is always a disappointment, however acupuncture can help to get better results for the next IVF cycle.
When couples decide to undergo IVF treatment, they often do so with the hope and expectation of a successful pregnancy. Unfortunately, despite the advances in assisted reproductive technology, IVF is not always successful. In fact, IVF failure rates can be as high as 70%, leaving couples feeling frustrated, disappointed, and unsure of what to do next.

If you have experienced IVF failure, it is important to remember that you are not alone. Many couples have faced similar challenges and have gone on to have successful pregnancies. While there is no one-size-fits-all solution, acupuncture is a great option worth considering.

Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medicine that involves the insertion of tiny needles into specific points on the body. It has been shown to increase blood flow to the ovaries and uterus, which helps improve IVF outcomes.

Acupuncture has been used for centuries to treat a variety of health issues, including infertility. Many studies have shown that acupuncture can significantly increase pregnancy rates among women undergoing IVF.

Choosing an acupuncturist that specializes in infertility is important if you are hoping for the best results possible for your time and money investment. If you want the best results as quickly as possible, then an experienced acupuncture specialist is who you are seeking. Dorothy Pang, L.Ac has over 20 years in the holistic treatment of infertility. With so much experience, she is quickly able to pinpoint the key aspects that will bring you results the most quickly.

So, how does acupuncture work to improve fertility? Acupuncture improves the function of the reproductive organs and increases blood flow to the uterus and follicles, which can result in more eggs maturing, more eggs fertilizing, more embryos growing to Day 5, and more embryos testing as genetically normal. I can also work on the male aspect of fertility. Semen analysis have been improved with the help of Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture. Sometimes for the male, simply taking Chinese herbal medicine is enough to improve the sperm.

Acupuncture often helps to reduce stress and anxiety, which can have a negative impact on fertility. IVF can be a stressful and emotional experience, and acupuncture has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety levels, leading to a more relaxed and positive state of mind.

If you are considering acupuncture as a complementary therapy to IVF, it is important to work with a licensed and experienced acupuncturist who specializes in fertility. Your acupuncturist will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan based on your specific needs and health concerns. An experienced fertility acupuncturist can also work in tandem with different Western medicine diagnoses and treatment plans. I often find myself explaining Western fertility treatments to my patients and it is hard for the fertility clinics to convey information in an understandable manner.

In addition to acupuncture, there are other natural and holistic therapies that can be used to support fertility and overall health. These may include dietary changes, nutritional supplements, and herbal medicine. Herbal medicine is optional, of course, but often is recommended depending upon the individual situation.

Acupuncture is also a great first step for those that are looking to support fertility. It is natural, and generally without negative side effects. I provide a friendly experience that is pleasant and relaxing. Realizing that one might need help to conceive can be difficult, and I do my best to make this process easier for my clients.

In conclusion, IVF failure can be a difficult and emotional experience, but it is important to remember that there are other options available. Acupuncture and other natural therapies can be effective in improving fertility and increasing the chances of a successful pregnancy. If you are considering acupuncture as a complementary therapy to IVF, be sure to work with a licensed and experienced acupuncturist who specializes in fertility. Together with your fertility specialist, you can develop a comprehensive treatment plan that addresses all aspects of your health and well-being.