Acupuncture on the day of Embryo Transfer
Since introducing the Paulus Protocol as a treatment tool into my clinic every client treated has become pregnant with nearly everyone of them giving birth to healthy babies.
Studies have now shown acupuncture given around the time of embryo transfer has a positive effect on clinical pregnancy rates. The most well known study produced a protocol for pre and post embryo transfer, which is used in many fertility clinics:
Influence of acupuncture on the pregnancy rate in patients who undergo assisted reproductive therapy
Paulus, W E, Zhang, M, Strehler, E, El-Danasouri, I, & Sterzik, K. Fertil Steril. 2002; 77(4)721-724.
A randomised study (n=80+80) To evaluate the effect of acupuncture on the pregnancy rate in assisted reproduction therapy (ART) by comparing a group of patients receiving acupuncture treatment 25 minutes before and after embryo transfer with a control group receiving no acupuncture.
RESULT(S): Clinical pregnancies were documented in 34 of 80 patients (42.5%) in the acupuncture group, whereas pregnancy rate was only 26.3% (21 out of 80 patients) in the control group.