This article is from the UK site – Bounty Nov 25 2008
“Jennifer Aniston’s recent move towards acupuncture as an alternative way to boost fertility is expected to raise awareness among women trying to increase their chances of getting pregnant.
Acupuncture practitioner Andrew Loosely commented: “This will help women realize that acupuncture has an important role in fertility.”The practice of acupuncture uses very fine needles to stimulate the various energy pathways in the body, with an aim to restore balance and wellness that is often affected by stress. According to experts in the field, this process is thought to help enhance a woman’s chances of conceiving.
The latest figures from acupuncture clinic Health wise show that the therapeutic treatment has a success rate of more than 64% among fertility patients, compared to 25-35% associated with IVF.
For women already undergoing IVF treatment, additional acupuncture sessions are also thought to increase the odds of conception, experts advise.”