Research indicates that acupuncture may help female fertility on a number of levels. This includes improving blood flow in the uterine artery which both enhances the environment follicles are developing in and also increases blood flow to the uterus, improving the thickness of the endometrial lining and increasing the chances of embryo implantation.
At the clinic we offer sessions of gentle electro-acupuncture based on this and other research. Our fertility treatment protocols, which have been designed by us, are unique to the clinic.
Acupuncture also has an effect in reducing the stress hormones cortisol and prolactin. This has positive effects on egg quality and implantation, on pregnancy and live birth rate. The majority of people coming to the clinic say they feel more relaxed and have a greater sense of well-being for having acupuncture.
In one study the maximum effect of having acupuncture on women suffering with heightened anxiety was measured 72 hours after their acupuncture treatment. The positive effects of a course of acupuncture were still evident a month after it was completed.