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Acupuncture helps IVF and Treats Infertility

New research shows that acupuncture therapy increases the chance of having a successful pregnancy. For this study acupuncturist at Oregon College of Oriental Medicine teamed up with the Northwest Center for Reproductive Sciences and University of Washington in a study that was designed as a retrospective analysis using the history of their treatments given at a private infertility clinic.

Normally when you come in for a acupuncture treatment, at Acupuncture pain and Stress Center, I will select a unique set of points depending on your current health challenges.

For this study a standardized set of acupuncture points were used. Basically they used one set of acupuncture points before the embryo transfer and on the day of embryo transfer(1). Then they used one more set of acupuncture points after the embryo transfer of the donor eggs(2). What researchers found was a significant boost in fertility and live birth rates for women receiving this acupuncture protocol.


(1) The acupuncture points used prior to IVF were: DU-20, REN-6, ST-29, SP-8, P6, LIV-2, Left Ear Shenmen, Left Ear Brain acupuncture points, Right Ear Uterus and Right Ear Endocrine acupuncture point. (2) After the embryo transfer: LI-4, SP-10, ST-36, SP-6, K-3, Left Ear Uterus, Left Ear Endocrine, Right Ear Shenmen and Right Ear Brain acupuncture point.


At Acupuncture Pain and Stress Center you will get more than a typical acupuncture treatment. Our style of acupuncture enhances the effects of needling by combining it with tuina massage, stretching and orthopedic movements to give you quicker and more effective results.

Our goal since 2010 has been to provide Raleigh, NC and its surrounding areas with the highest quality healthcare and compassionate patient-focused services. In addition to completion of a 4 year graduate program, we maintain a strong commitment to continuing education and ongoing research which ensures that we have the resources to provide you with exceptional, results-oriented acupuncture treatments.

If you keep doing exactly what you’ve been doing is your issue going to stay the same or worsen? Do something different and schedule your first appointment to determine if you are a good candidate for treatment. We pride ourselves on personalized treatments to get you results quickly so you can get back to enjoying life and doing the things you love.

Call (919) 260-4104 now, and I will be happy to answer any of your questions and get you booked for an appointment.

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