Acupuncture in preparation for IVF
There are plenty of studies now widely available showing the increased success rate of combining acupuncture and IVF. Have a look at our resources page for links.
Most of these studies focus on acupuncture treatments performed within 24 hours either side of the embryo transfer, but in reality committing to regular treatment for both you and your partner will give even better results.
Over the years we have helped many people at different stages of their IVF journey. We have noticed people who have had the quickest success are the couples who commit to at least three months of pre-conception treatment before embarking on a stimulated IVF cycle. These treatments are individually tailored to reflect what is happening in your body physically, emotionally and energetically.
If you are on a limited time frame, or have already started the IVF program don’t worry, acupuncture can still help to increase your chances of a successful cycle.
Acupuncture During IVF Treatment.
Treatments frequency will vary depending on what type of IVF cycle you are doing. However, as a brief guideline we recommend bi-weekly to weekly treatments during the initial stages of IVF therapy.
A treatment is recommended around the time of egg collection, and again before and after egg transplant.
One or two treatments are also recommended during the anxiety ridden time between transfer and blood test.