Many people now use complementary or alternative therapies to improve their overall physical and emotional health and wellbeing. Some women also consider using these therapies to prepare their body for pregnancy or support them through fertility treatment. Acupuncture for IVF Support is used as a supporting treatment for couples undergoing in vitro fertilisation (IVF). Many health practitioners may recommend acupuncture as an adjunct treatment that may assist with IVF treatment.
Acupuncture has grown in popularity in Australia as an adjunct to IVF treatment and is claimed to reduce stress, improve the quality of life while you’re undertaking treatment, and stimulate blood flow to the uterus influencing menstrual cycle and ovulation. There is continuing research about how acupuncture can assist with the effectiveness of IVF treatment. There is also broad agreement by Chinese medicine practitioners and other health practitioners about acupuncture as a supporting treatment for IVF. You should consult your treating practitioner about how acupuncture for IVF support may be able to help you.
The goal of acupuncture for IVF support 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.
We use acupuncture and Chinese medicine for IVF support.
- An initial consultation is necessary to determine the right acupuncture 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 sessionss may be needed.
The length of the treatment varies in each case but we recommend regular acupuncture treatment and herbal intake starting before embryo transfer (ET) to delivery, which can decrease the chances of having a miscarriage.
For more information regarding fertility acupuncture at our Perth or Subiaco clinics, please call your closest location (Perth Clinic: 57/76 Newcastle Street (08) 9228 8828, Subiaco Clinic: 6/1 Sheen Street (08) 9380 4171). Alternatively, you can send us your queries through our online contact page.