Fertility Acupuncture Treatments
Making the decision to start IVF can be a daunting one and fertility acupuncture can help support you both emotionally and physically. Fertility acupuncture treatments are specifically tailored to each stage of your IVF cycle.
Some research has shown that acupuncture can increase your chances of success:
Acupuncture given with Embryo Transfer improves pregnancy and live birth rates
Acupuncture improves pregnancy rate after ART
Our collective experience is that acupuncture enables the body to return to normal balance and functioning, thus helping it to cope with the challenges of IVF.
Acupuncture works to support you in a number of different ways during IVF:
- Minimise the side effects of the drugs
- Increase the pelvic blood flow
- Balance the immune and nervous system
- Improve implantation rates
- Calm the mind
Each practitioner will vary their approach to treatment during the IVF cycle. Typically you will be asked to attend for treatment at various stages leading up to embryo collection and then pre and post embryo and transfer.
There has been much discussion about the timing of acupuncture around embryo transfer, but in reality it is important to remain flexible about this. The most important thing is that you remain as calm and relaxed as possible.