Most of us have assumed that stress has a negative impact on ovulation – it makes sense. Well, we were right. But better than being right, a new study identifies how acupuncture can regulate the stress hormones that impact ovulation and help women become pregnant.
From: The PRweb
By: Mairi Campbell – Acubalance Wellness Centre
Dr Paul Magarelli, a reproductive endocrinologist who is presenting at the Vancouver 2010 Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society Meeting (CFAS), has co-authored a groundbreaking study, published in the journal Fertility and Sterility, that identifies how acupuncture regulates the stress hormones that impact ovulation. This coincides with another recent study showing that elevated markers for stress are associated with decreased pregnancy rates.
Dr Paul Magarelli’s groundbreaking study, published in the journal Fertility and Sterility, identifies how acupuncture regulates the stress hormones that impact ovulation.
“We’ve suspected that stress affects fertility for a long time,” says Dr Magarelli. “What’s new about our study is that it indicates that acupuncture may positively adjust the levels of the stress hormones Cortisol and Prolactin during the stimulation phase of IVF. In other words, acupuncture “corrects” for the negative changes and brings a woman’s body into balance, optimizing the chances of conception.”