acupuncture for ohss

Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome is becoming more and more rare as Reproductive Endocrinologist fine tune medication and monitoring. However, when it occurs patients can often feel extreme distention and bloating, a sensation of heaviness and water weight, nausea and constipation. If the abdomen is in an inflammatory state, transfer may be canceled or success rates compromised. Mild to moderate OHSS can be helped by acupuncture, abdominal massage and some simple food based prescriptions. Acupuncture and abdominal massage are often done multiple times around retrieval and transfer to help. The goal is to reduce inflammation and swelling while creating a relaxed environment for implantation and embryo growth.