When it comes to In vitro fertilization (IVF), we want to do all the possible to maximize the success rate. Acupuncture is known and often recommended as a complementary therapy to prepare for IVF treatment.
How can acupuncture help increase IVF success rate?
There are many studies done around the globe which show positive results in the effectiveness of acupuncture on increasing IVF success rate. We know the following elements played a role:
Regulating menstrual cycle
Managing stress level
Improving blood flow to ovaries and uterus
Stimulating the secretion of fertility hormones
Improve the quantity and quality of follicles in women ( sperm in men).
While more in-depth research on a larger scale is needed, we can still be certain that acupuncture treatment benefited many people who went through IVF treatments. Incorporating acupuncture into IVF treatment allows women to be proactive and feel understood through a stressful and emotionally challenging time.
When is acupuncture recommended during an IVF treatment?
We recommend consulting an acupuncturist as early as possible when embarking on an IVF treatment. There are a few key times during an IVF process which we consider the most important times to incorporate acupuncture treatments:
3 months leading up to your IVF cycle
Before and after the egg retrieval
Before and after an embryo transfer
The waiting period to confirm a pregnancy
Contact us for any questions or book an appointment. Our acupuncturists will work with you to draw a personalized treatment plan. It is our pleasure to be a part of your journey to parenthood.