In order to obtain the greatest benefit from acupuncture during assisted fertility treatment we recommend starting weekly acupuncture some months before your IVF cycle begins and continuing during IVF treatment. Acupuncture over this period of time aims to improve the environment in which the egg matures, by balancing fertility hormones and assisting the menstrual cycle to become regular and pain free.
supporting assisted fertility treatment
Acupuncture during fertility treatment such as IVF or frozen embryo transfer can assist your body to respond to the medication and helps you feel positive and relaxed.
A number of studies have reported increased IVF success rates associated with regular acupuncture treatment during the stimulation phase.
acupuncture at embryo transfer
Clinical studies have shown that acupuncture at the time of transfer may increase the chance of implantation and full-term pregnancy, as well as easing any stress and anxiety you may feel during the transfer itself.
Acupuncture can be given in the week after IVF to relieve the stress of waiting and maintain a healthy pelvic blood flow. Following a positive pregnancy test we recommend continuing acupuncture for the first few weeks of pregnancy.