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Jessica L. Molleur is a licensed acupuncturist, herbalist, and massage therapist in Massachusetts and California.  She currently maintains a private acupuncture practice in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood, which was awarded Best Acupuncture Center by Boston Magazine. Areas of specialty include women's health, pregnancy, infertility, pediatrics, and sports medicine. Jessica also serves as a health care consultant for integrative medical institutes, infertility centers, and green spas.

Prior to her consulting work, Jessica founded an integrative health center in Boston. The eco-friendly center was one of the first twenty-five companies certified as a Sustainable Business Leader in Boston. The center was the recipient of several awards, including Mayor Menino's Green Business Award, a multiple recipient of Boston Business Journal's Best Workplace, Boston Magazine's Best of Boston Award for Massage Therapy as well as Best Acupuncturists in Boston, Best Eco-Friendly Massage, Eco-Beauty Bar, Nutritionist, Personal Trainer, Pilates, and Workout.

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Acupuncture & IVF Part 1: Reduce Anxiety

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In vitro fertilization (IVF) has been helping couples to conceive since the late 1970s. Such issues as endometriosis, problems with ovulation, low sperm count, and unidentified causes of infertility lead people to use IVF. While it may be helpful to couples with fertility issues, undergoing IVF can cause a lot of stress because of the physical, emotional, and financial investments it entails. Various research studies have investigated whether acupuncture can help reduce anxiety in women going through this procedure.

One recent study involved a randomized clinical trial in which 43 patients were divided into a test group (of 22 people) and control group (of 21 people). Everyone received four weekly treatments. In the test group, the needles were inserted at specific acupuncture points, while in the control group, the needles were inserted in areas near but not corresponding to those points. Before and after treatment, the patients’ anxiety levels were examined using the Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale (HAS). After the four-week experimental period, researchers found that the average HAS score was significantly lower in the test group than the control group. The results of the study indicate that acupuncture can indeed reduce anxiety in women undergoing IVF! Read the complete study here.

To relieve your anxiety, call OMBE to schedule an acupuncture appointment or book online. We offer complimentary consults for those who are interested but want to learn more before receiving a treatment!

For more information on how acupuncture can help those going through IVF, check back for next week's post on Part 2 of Acupuncture & IVF!

 

Source

Isoyama, Daniela, et al. (2012). Effect of acupuncture on symptoms of anxiety in women undergoing in vitro fertilisation: a prospective randomised controlled study. Acupuncture in Medicine 30(2), 85-88.

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