Acupuncture has been associated with statistically and clinically significant improvements in pregnancy rates resulting from the embryo transfer process, according to the results of a systematic case study* published online February 7 in the British Medical Journal.
Authors of the report, from University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore theorized that acupuncture may mediate the release of neurotransmitters, which may in turn stimulate secretion of gonadotrophin releasing hormone, thereby influencing the menstrual cycle, ovulation, and fertility.
Secondly, acupuncture may stimulate blood flow to the uterus by inhibiting uterine central sympathetic nerve activity.
Thirdly, acupuncture may stimulate the production of endogenous opioids, which may inhibit the central nervous system outflow and the biological stress response.
It’s great to read one of the world’s number one orthodox medicine journals using this kind of language! In China, acupuncture has been used for centuries to help control the female reproductive system.
"Current preliminary evidence suggests that acupuncture given with embryo transfer improves rates of pregnancy and live birth among women undergoing in vitro fertilization," the study authors write.
A big plus for energy medicine.
SOURCE: BMJ. Published online February 7, 2008.
* technically a multi-study review or meta-analysis