“It’s hard to wait around for something that might never be, but it’s harder to let go when it is everything you ever wanted.”
If you are facing infertility, then you are probably no stranger to the physical, emotional, and financial toll that infertility can take. Perhaps you are just beginning your journey towards creating or adding to a family, or perhaps you have already taken many roads and are looking for a better, more effective option. Know that you are not alone. In fact, 1 in 6 couples in the United States face infertility.
Some studies have shown that stress levels of infertile women are equivalent to those of women with cancer and heart disease. And according to WebMD statistics, even though the success rate of IVF is only about 29.9%, the cost of a typical round of IVF is more than 25% of the average person's annual income. When faced with these daunting facts, what if a simple, affordable treatment could reduce stress, boost fertility, and improve the IVF success rate by nearly 40%?
Traditional Chinese Medicine, or TCM comprises of Acupuncture, herbal medicine, and many other all natural modalities that when used in conjunction with IVF treatments, significantly improves the odds of IVF success. In fact, according to a study conducted by Dr. Wolfgang Paulus in 2002, it was found that women who used acupuncture in tandem with IVF were 42% more likely to get pregnant.
Even if you are not planning on IVF, Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine is still an effective treatment in helping to promote conception. According to the 2002 study performed by Raymond Chang at Cornell University, acupuncture was found to help conception by relaxing the patient, regulating the reproductive hormones, and improving the lining of the uterus. Furthermore there was also a clear link found between acupuncture treatment and the hormones within the brain responsible for conception.