Fertility and IVF Support
How can Acupuncture help
Chronic stress blocks the release of healing and regenerative hormones and disrupts the proper feedback response of the hypothalamus-pituitary-ovarian (HPO) axis. Acupuncture stimulates the release of endorphins, a powerful painkiller and mood booster. This cascade of endorphins creates a rush of euphoria and relaxation response, opening up the pathway for the release of regenerative hormones, and regulating the feedback response of HPO axis.
Your neuroendocrine system is a delicate system that modulate the pulsation of hormones. Acupuncture can access your neuroendocrine system by tapping into your central nervous system through stimulation of the sensory layer of your body and gently modulate pulsation of hormones.
Acupuncture improves circulation allowing proper blood flow, oxygen and nutrients to your reproductive organs. This helps with toxin release and cellular regeneration resulting in reduced inflammation.
Paulus Protocol for Embryo Transfer
In April 2002, Dr. Wolfgang Paulus released a study in the journal Fertility and Sterility by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. This study describe a standardized protocol now known as the Paulus Protocol. The study was able to demonstrate that acupuncture performed before and after embryo transfer increased the rate of pregnancy. The points in the Paulus Protocol incorporates ear and body points selected to reduce anxiety and help promote and guide energy and blood flow to the uterus