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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 2: Increase Pregnancy Rates

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As mentioned last week in Acupuncture & IVF Part 1, research has shown acupuncture’s ability to reduce anxiety brought on by in vitro fertilization (IVF). Not only can acupuncture help keep you calm and relaxed, but it can also increase the success rates of IVF.

A recent study examined the effects of acupuncture on the pregnancy rates of 160 women. (101 of the women underwent IVF, while 59 were treated with intracytoplasmic sperm injection.) 80 women were randomly placed in the test group to receive acupuncture, while the other 80 were placed in the control group to receive therapy without acupuncture.

The results found that the pregnancy rate in women who received acupuncture was significantly higher than those who did not: 42.5% vs. 26.3%, respectively. In sum, acupuncture can improve the success rates of IVF. For more details, read the complete study.

To learn more about how acupuncture can help if you’re planning to undergo IVF, meet with one of our acupuncturists at OMBE. We have two on staff who specialize in areas of fertility and would be happy to meet with you for a free, 30-minute consult. To book an appointment, call or schedule online!

 

Source

Paulus, Wolfgang E., et al. (2002). Influence of acupuncture on the pregnancy rate in patients who undergo assisted reproduction therapy. Fertility and Sterility (70)4, 721-724.

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