In investigators published a meta-analysis (an analysis of other studies) in the British Journal of Medicine indicating that “acupuncture given with embryo transfer improves rates of pregnancy and live birth among women undergoing in vitro fertilization.
One of the most common questions we get about acupuncture is, "Does it hurt?" The needles used for acupuncture are very thin & flexible. Some patients have reported a "dull ache" (which is chi moving) or no feeling of the needle at all.
Good news, acupuncture fans: It really does help relieve stress. And now, a new study is giving a closer look at why. The new study explores the biological mechanisms involved in acupuncture's stress-relieving abilities, something science has yet.