Acupuncture and IVF Poor Responders: A Cure?

Magarelli P. et al Fertil Steril, 2004;81(Supplement 3):S20

This study combined acupuncture protocols used on the day of embryo transfer with the acupuncture treatment protocol designed to increase blood flow to the uterus, which resulted in a significant increase in pregnancy outcomes. The authors stated “This study is the first to demonstrate that the use of acupuncture in patients with poor prognoses (elevated Peak FSH, longer history of infertility, poor sperm morphology) can achieve similar pregnancy rates to normal prognosis patients”.

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