Acupuncture could dramatically increase the chances of IVF success, according to a new study.
The study has found that rates of success doubled among women undergoing acupuncture.
The research was conducted by Homerton University Hospital in London, and involved 160 couples, half of which were assigned to have four sessions of acupuncture during their IVF cycle.
One year later, it was found that couples that had undergone acupuncture had achieved pregnancy rates of 46.2 per cent, while those who had not had pregnancy rates of just 21.7 per cent.
While the results are staggering, fertility experts have been quick to point out that it’s unclear whether the apparent benefit stemmed from the traditional Chinese practice or because the women became more relaxed during the acupuncture process.