IUI ACUPUNCTURE

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IUI AND ACUPUNCTURE

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IUI is referred to artificial insemination, which is a procedure that places the partner’s or donor prepared sperm into a woman’s uterus via a soft catheter around the time of ovulation. 

IUI can increase the chances of conception by increasing the number of sperm able to reach the egg. IUI is different than IVF, where fertilisation happens in the laboratory. In IUI, conception occurs in the female reproductive tract.

IUI can be done in a natural cycle or as part of a medicated cycle. 

Some indications for IUI include low sperm count, erectile dysfunction, sperm antibodies, cervical factors, single women, same sex couples.

BENEFITS OF ACUPUNCTURE & IUI

If you have started an IUI cycle or if you are considering IUI, acupuncture may be able to increase the chances of conception. A particular study shows that women who were being treated with acupuncture and Chinese herbs, had a 50% higher pregnancy rate than those who weren’t undergoing treatments.(1) Although more research is needed to evaluate the benefits of acupuncture for female fertility. TCM seems to be a beneficial complementary treatment in IUI procedures. 

 

RESEARCH

1. Sela K et al, Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal treatment for women undergoing intrauterine insemination. European Journal of Integrative Medicine, 2011 Volume 3,2, 2011.

 

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