Here is a summary of the outcomes of female fertility clients seen in the last 18 months.
All maintained terms of treatment – regular acupuncture 2-3 times per month for up to 12 months.
All were with partners whose sperm sample came back within normal range.
The women themselves had a variety of underlying conditions – mainly hormone imbalances such as those found in PCOS, raised FSH and low AMH levels suggesting ovarian reserve was low. Some women were simply non-specified subfertile. Included are women who may have unsuccessfully undergone IVF treatment previously
None had been diagnosed with a blockage in either oviduct.
None were also using Clomid at time of acupuncture.
Pregnancy rate No pregnancy Miscarriage rate
Women aged 35 and under 100% 0% 0%*
Women aged 36 and over 50% 50% 0%*
*as far as is known. Most women continue with acupuncture throughout the 1st trimester.
Length of acupuncture treatment before positive pregnancy test ranged from 2 – 10 months.
Not included in this sample are women who started acupuncture but choose to discontinue for unknown reasons.
So the results look promising! I notice that the common link between all the woman who do fall pregnant whilst using acupuncture is their long term commitment to changing the environment within their body – They implement lifestyle and dietary changes that I suggest, they observe the changes in their menstruation and they stick to the regular acupuncture sessions. In short they take charge of their fertility and it is them – not the acupuncture who ultimately are responsible for their positive result.