As with any procedure in vitro fertilization, or IVF, comes with a plethora of benefits and risks. Most of the risks associated with this condition occur before and during the egg retrieval process. Acupuncture leading up to and before the egg retrieval can dramatically improve the success rates.
The benefits of IVF are that it is a less invasive procedure than surgical fertility treatments and that it provides a higher percentage rate of pregnancy. IVF combined with acupuncture offers the advantage of increasing the chances of becoming pregnant. Studies show that an increase of 60% success rate is achieved when acupuncture is combined with IVF (Acupuncture and IVF, read more here…). A woman with blocked fallopian tubes is going to have a very good opportunity of becoming pregnant.
This is also the best option that you can use when the male partner has a reduced sperm count or other various issues that impacts his capability of fertilizing the egg. IVF and the implantation of already created embryos eliminate the need for sperms to navigate the reproductive tract of the woman. Acupuncture enhances the lining of the uterus and helping regulate the natural hormone production.