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The Significance of Embryo Grading in IVF: A Key to Success and Enhancing IVF Success with Acupuncture in Improving Embryo Quality

In vitro fertilization (IVF) has revolutionized the field of reproductive medicine, offering hope to millions of couples struggling with infertility. One crucial aspect of the IVF process is the assessment and grading of embryos. Embryo grading plays a pivotal role in determining the quality and viability of embryos, aiding fertility specialists in selecting the most promising embryos for transfer. In this article, we delve into the significance of embryo grading and its impact on the success of IVF procedures. Understanding Embryo Grading: Embryo grading involves the systematic evaluation of various characteristics of embryos to assess their quality and developmental potential. Typically, embryos are graded based on two main factors: morphology and development rate. Morphology: Embryo morphology refers to the visual appearance and structure of the embryo. Experts examine parameters such as cell number, symmetry, fragmentation, and the presence of specific structures, such as the inner

How can acupuncture help hormone balance, ovulation and egg quality?

Acupuncture regulates hypothalamus-pituitary-ovarian axis and helps hormone balance.  The female reproductive system is controlled by the hypothalamus-pituitary-ovarian (HPO) axis. This feedback loop begins with gonadotrophin-releasing hormone being released from the hypothalamus, resulting in the secretion of the gonadotrophins (LH and FSH) from the anterior pituitary, which in turn controls estrogen and progesterone production in the ovaries. Estrogen and progesterone play a central role in female fertility by stimulating growth, differentiation and maturation of follicles, preparing the endometrium for implantation and maintaining embryonic development. Altered levels of hormones and other factors that are involved in maintaining control of the HPO axis can have negative effects on fertility and pregnancy Acupuncture promotes the release of beta-endorphin in the brain, which regulates gonadatrophin releasing hormone from the hypothalamus, follicle stimulating hormone from the pi