IVF/IUI and Acupuncture

Reproductive Technology has helped immensely in improving fertility rates for couples having difficulty in conceiving. IVF/IUI and Acupuncture!

There are several options through assisted Reproductive Technology and Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine can serve as an adjunctive therapy to further improve fertility rates to 65% (Manheimer, E. BMJ 2008; 336:545-549, (8 March)).

Undergoing fertility treatments is stressful! It’s hard physically, emotionally and financially.  But it is the best option for many couples, Acupuncture is a excellent adjunct to Assisted Reproductive Techonology (ie. IVF/IUI) way to help enhance your chances of conceiving. Acupuncture is a non-invasive means of improving conception rates to 65%, it aids to decrease your body’s stress response, increase blood flow to the uterus and ovaries, managing anxiety levels as well as decreasing adverse effects of the stimulatory drugs.

Recommended Course of Treatment: Acupuncture

IVF

Acupuncture treatments are recommended to begin 8-12 weeks prior to your IVF cycle, this helps to improve egg quality and improves retrieval success.  We cater acupuncture sessions according to where you are in your cycle, timed at approximately once per week.  One treatment for each of the following phases: Follicular, Ovulatory, Post Ovulatory.

Once you begin your cycle in addition to the treatment during each phase of your cycle, we provide treatment on the day of transfer: Pre-Embryo Transfer treatment as well as Post-Embryo transfer treatment.

IUI

Acupuncture treatments are recommended to begin 2-4 weeks prior to your cycle.  We cater acupuncture sessions according to where you are in your cycle, timed at approximately once per week.  One treatment for each of the following phases: Follicular, Ovulatory, Post Ovulatory.

In addition, we recommend a treatment on one of the days of your inseminations.

Get in touch

416-486-5222

Acutoronto
Yonge Eglinton Medical Centre
2401 Yonge St, Suite 205
Toronto, ON M4P 3H1