Clinical Pregnancies From IVF Cycles Combined with Weiping
One of Dr. Weiping Wang’s most rewarding area of her practice is using acupuncture and Chinese herbs to help women become mothers. Dr. Wang has been working with Reproductive and Endocrinology doctors for more than twelve years applying her OB/GYN and infertility experience. She has a strong belief that both western and eastern medicines can enhance each other’s efficacy as shown by studies conducted in Germany, Sweden, and her own practice.
Functional infertility is due to a variety of factors, including hormonal problems, immune disorders, amenorrhea, irregular menstruation, stress, and
age-related factors. Stress can also dramatically decrease fertility in both men and women. Reducing stress through the use and practice of acupuncture can increase fertility.
Acupuncture increases the chances of becoming pregnant for a significant number of women undergoing in-vitro fertilization (IVF), according to a study published in the medical journal Fertility and Sterility in April 2002.
Compared to the national average, Dr. Wang at the Acupuncture & Infertility Center experiences a much higher percentage of success in pregnancy rates. we have using acupuncture treated 163 IVF patients Between January of 2010 to June of 2014, with an overall 65.6% pregnancy rate per embryo transfer (for all ages). On average, the pregnancy rate per embryo transfer for the IVF patients who came from different infertility clinic receiving acupuncture treatment in our office is doubled the national pregnancy rate (2011 Assisted Reproductive Technology National Summary Report). Below is the full chart and graph of the data divided by age group.
The increased pregnancy rates in the acupuncture patients are significant. It is strongly suggested that women with advanced maternal age include acupuncture as part of their IVF treatment plan, since it has been shown to double their chances of becoming pregnant.