IVF and Acupuncture
– Treatment plans for women going through IVF/ICSI cycles.
– At Natural Health Paradise we offer a number of different acupuncture programs for IVF support, all of which is designed to:
1) Optimise you chances of pregnancy and more importantly having a live birth 2) Increase blood flow to your reproductive organs 3) Reduce stress and enhance your health and general well-being
Our acupuncture treatment plans includes – Preconception programs – One to two treatments on the day of embryo transfer – Treatment leading up to IVF transfer and post transfer care
Clinical evidence has shown that acupuncture treatment before and during IVF increased blood flow to the uterus and ovaries. In addition, acupuncture regulates fertility hormones which contribute to follicle development and increased implantation.
A recent meta-analysis published in the British Medical Journal found that patients undergoing IVF, acupuncture increased the odds of live birth by 65%. At the same time some other studies showed no benefit of acupuncture during IVF treatment. In the unsuccessful trials, acupuncture was not given according to principle resulting in unsuccessful cases. Therefore it is important in selecting an acupuncturist who has specialized training in reproductive medicine and experience in the field.