Acupuncture Treatments for Fertility

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.

Some of our members have completed postgraduate study in the use of acupuncture to support fertility and assisted conception.

Acupuncture can also be used in pregnancy and labour.

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