Jennifer Aniston Turns to Acupuncture to Boost Fertility
Hollywood actress Jennifer Aniston has reportedly turned to acupuncture in a bid to improve her chances of conceiving, according to new celebrity rumours.
Acupuncture is said to stimulate the energy pathways of the body using very fine needles and is thought to help boost fertility levels in patients hoping to get pregnant.
Commenting on the 39-year-old star’s move to try the alternative medicine, leading acupuncture practitioner Andrew Loosely said: “This will help women realise that acupuncture has an important role in fertility.”
The latest figures from Healthwise show a success rate of over 64 per cent in fertility cases – this compares to an IVF success rate of between 25 and 35 per cent.
“Even for those already going through an IVF or IUI programme we have increased their chances by 35 per cent with the additional use of acupuncture,” he added.
According to the British Medical Acupuncture Society, a typical course of treatment can last between five to eight sessions.