Acupuncture for Fertility and IVF Support
Acupuncture is particularly helpful for people that have a functional rather than a structural reason for infertility (an example of a structural reason would be damaged fallopian tubes). Both men and women may benefit from acupuncture for infertility. It can be used to encourage the optimal sperm production and function in men, and to adjust the endocrine function as well as balance hormones in women.
Acupuncture for IVF is used as a supporting treatment for couples undergoing in vitro fertilisation. The goal of these treatment sessions is to ensure that the organs are nourished and the meridians or energy pathways are balanced. It also aims to ensure that a person’s health and wellbeing is addressed so that there is no external cause of disharmony within the body. It also identifies harmful environmental and occupational risk factors and uses dietetics and herbs to correct underlying nutritional or organ deficiencies.
We use Chinese medicine and acupuncture for IVF support. We usually have an acupuncturist as well as a Chinese medicine practitioner, both with over 30 years’ clinical experience, working together for best patient outcome.
- An initial consultation is necessary to determine the right points and meridians for you based on your body condition.
- 2 – 3 treatments per week, for 30 minutes each time. A treatment course of acupuncture for infertility usually requires 12 sessions.
- For those who are in the period of ovulation, more treatments may be needed.