Over the past few decades, there has been a growing interest in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) techniques in the U.S. Americans have been exploring how these alternative remedies can treat disease, ease pain and promote fertility.
Recently, researchers from Tel Aviv University discovered that a combination of intrauterine insemination (IUI) and TCM techniques such as acupuncture worked well for women who were having trouble conceiving.
Of the female study participants who received IUI and TCM together, more than 65 percent experienced improved fertility, compared to 39 percent of those who didn’t receive acupuncture or herbal preparations.
“The method is as ‘close to nature’ as possible and can be used by women employing sperm donors, or after a partner’s sperm is centrifuged to enhance its motility in the uterus,” according to a statement released by researchers.
The American Pregnancy Association states that acupuncture has been shown to increase blood flow to the endometrium, making it easier to conceive. The organization also adds Continue reading