In vitro fertilisation (known as IVF) is the name given to a technique where eggs are fertilised with sperm outside the body, usually in a test tube. It is widely practised throughout the world and has enabled many couples to successfully conceive and give birth.
IVF can be an emotional roller coaster for the people involved. It is physically invasive and puts a mental and physical toll on the body. Success rates vary, but the average is 26%. It is expensive, and more than one cycle may be required.
Acupuncture can enhance the IVF experience, and improve the success rates. It is recommended by many professionals eg, Deborah Betts, Clane Fertility Clinic, The British Medical Journal, Zita West, and the Dublin Acupuncture And Allergy Testing Clinic, to name but a few.
Acupuncture has been endorsed by the WHO. And is covered by all major health insurance.
Written and researched by Joanne Mc Govern – Dip Ac., Lic Ac., Dip. Chinese Herbs, Dip. Nutritional Advisor, Dip Stress Management Consultant.