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Acupuncture & IVF Research: Part 1
Acupuncture & IVF Research: Part 1
22 May, 2018

Acupuncture and IVF Research Part 1: Blinding and ‘Sham’ Acupuncture

Recent media has reported on a research paper published in JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) concluding that acupuncture does not increase live birth rates for women undergoing IVF treatment[i].  As with most media, the tendency to sensationalize the headline over the substance means that the real story behind the research has been overlooked.  Over the years research on acupuncture and IVF has returned mixed results[ii],[iii].  Many research studies on acupuncture and IVF have actually demonstrated statistically significant benefits from including acupuncture.  Whether or not the effect comes from the acupuncture itself or some effect surrounding the application of the acupuncture is important from a scientific perspective, but may be less relevant from a clinical perspective. The positive response to acupuncture seems to be enhanced in women who are regarded as ‘poor responders’ to IVF making it even more important for this group. In comparison to the cost of an IVF cycle, the cost of acupuncture is small.  Just because we don’t yet understand what creates the effect doesn’t negate the fact that there are very positive effects from combining acupuncture with IVF treatment.

Improving Fertility and IVF Success
Improving Fertility and IVF Success
10 May, 2018

Whether you’re just starting your fertility journey, have been trying for a while, or are going through IVF, a Fertility Support Consultation at Well2 is an important thing to do. This is a one-off session conducted by our Naturopath and will review your individual case, providing recommendations on your specific needs. 

Raw Chocolate Peanut Butter Slice
Raw Chocolate Peanut Butter Slice
2 Feb, 2016

Raw Chocolate Peanut Butter Slice

If you have sweet cravings this slice is pure heaven!

Banana ‘Icecreams’
Banana ‘Icecreams’
8 Jan, 2016

Banana ‘Icecream’ with raw chocolate and almonds

With the hot weather about to hit Adelaide again in the next few days we thought you would appreciate this recipe for healthy ‘icecreams’ that the kids (and adults) will love!

Cashew Cherry Bliss Balls
Cashew Cherry Bliss Balls
6 Jan, 2016

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups raw cashews
  • ½ cup dried cherries
  • 3 medjool dates
Fertility and diet
Fertility and diet
16 Oct, 2015

For anyone trying to get pregnant, whether you’re trying naturally or going through IVF or other Assisted Reproduction, nutrition and diet are really important.

Do things like caffeine, alcohol…
Do things like caffeine, alcohol…
16 Oct, 2015

Do things like caffeine, alcohol and smoking really affect fertility?

Some things such as smoking, alcohol and drugs can have a profound effect on fertility and on the developing fetus.