- Acupuncture beats fertility medications when it comes to helping women become pregnant.
Women who struggle with infertility caused by hyperprolactinemia can be helped by acupuncture, a new study has found Dr Zhiguang Hu, who led the research conducted at the Mawangdui Hospital of Hunan Province in China, said: One important mechanism responsible for the fertility treatment success with acupuncture is hormonal regulation. The alternative treatment doubles the chances of a woman falling pregnant compared to the medication. Women should consider acupuncture with a recent study finding the treatment is better at helping women become pregnant than fertility drugs. UK expert Dr Luciano Nardo, a consultant gynecologist and specialist in reproductive medicine, said acupuncture could be beneficial for patients. One of the UK’s leading reproductive health experts Dr Luciano Nardo said the results were promising. The alternative treatment was compared to popular drugs used to boost ovulation with scientists finding acupuncture increased the chance of pregnancy to 43.3 percent compared to 20 per cent through the medication. He said the ancient Chinese treatment, which involves very fine needles being inserted into pressure points along the body’s inner channel, did not produce a high “adverse effect rate”. “And the study confirms that acupuncture normalizes prolactin levels more rapidly than receiving fertility medications.