Research suggests that acupuncture treatment before and after embryo transfer and IUI can increase pregnancy rates. Acupuncture works by increasing blood flow to the uterus, reduces stress and anxiety, and helps with regulation of hormone levels.
In cases where a woman is doing an IVF cycle and her uterine lining is not thick enough, electro acupuncture can help thicken the lining of the uterus.
Another benefit of acupuncture is helping postpartum recovery. It can help with mood disorders as well as help with issues with lactation.