Reproductive Technology has helped immensely in improving fertility rates for couples having difficulty in conceiving. Combining Acupuncture with IVF/IUI may help to reduce stress and promote uterine blood flow!
There are several options through assisted Reproductive Technology and Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine can serve as an adjunctive therapy that may 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 an excellent adjunct to Assisted Reproductive Techonology (ie. IVF/IUI). Acupuncture may help improve over all health, improve uterine blood flow and reduce mental stress all of which can contribute to a better chance of conceiving.
Acupuncture is a non-invasive means of improving uterine health, it aids to decrease your body’s stress response, increases blood flow to the uterus and ovaries, helps to manage thoughts of worry as well as helping to decrease adverse effects of the stimulatory drugs.
Recommended Course of Treatment: Acupuncture
Acupuncture treatments are recommended to begin 8-12 weeks prior to your IVF cycle, this helps to improve uterine blood flow, improved blood flow and nutrients helps to regulate lining and egg growth. 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.
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.