Acupuncture is a method of encouraging the body to promote natural healing and to improve functioning. This is done by inserting needles, applying heat, electrical stimulation or a laser at very precise acupuncture points.
This form of medicine involves inserting a SOLID filiform needle made of stainless steel – the width of a strand of hair into the skin at specific areas of the body to help achieve a therapeutic effect. NO Drug is injected.
By restoring the natural energy in your body, Acupuncture encourages the body’s internal organs to correct imbalances. This natural healing may assist by increasing energy, improve moods, reduce or relive pain, promote a healthy digestive system and may improve the function of the affected areas in the body.
The treatment may take up to 60 minutes while the follow-up treatments are closer to 30-45 minutes.
Other ways acupuncture helps the IVF procedure include:
Helps to relax the uterus to prevent contractions (this helps the embryo during the critical early time frame)
Keeps the patient calm to support the uterus
May assist with regulating hormones
Helps to dilate the cervix to make the IVF procedure run smoother
May assist with prevention of miscarriage
Low-level lasers may assist with regenerating cells, decreasing pain, reduce inflammation, improve circulation, and stimulate hair growth.
Laser Acupuncture works by aiming a beam of light from a laser tube onto an acupuncture point, stimulating it similar to the way acupuncture needles do. A practitioner may hold the beam steadily for a period that can range from ten seconds to a maximum of two minutes.