ACUPUNCTURE FOR PREGNANCY, FERTILITY AND IVF SUPPORT

Acupuncture is quickly becoming more popular among couples to address fertility concerns. We are passionate about providing natural fertility solutions, support through IVF treatment and assisting women throughout pregnancy. We are dedicated to the treatment and support of men in achieving best fertility outcomes. Acupuncture has been found to improve sperm quality momentarily for 3 days so some men opt to have acupuncture around the time of their partner's ovulation. The health of both parents is paramount to success. Our unique protocols have helped many couples conceive and have improved stress levels, side effects and outcomes for countless IVF patients. 

A recent study shows that using Chinese medicine over a 4 month period can improve pregnancy rates 2-fold over rates achieved with fertility drugs or IVF. And increases IUI success rates by 50%.


How can acupuncture improve fertility?


With regards to fertility, acupuncture aims to regulate the following:


For women:

  •  Regulates the menstrual cycle via correcting any hormonal imbalances
  •  Enhances follicular development in order to improve egg quality
  •  Thickens the lining so when fertilisation of an egg has occurred the uterus is ready to assist in implantation of the embryo
  •  Helps to regulate the effects of stress on the body – stress can effect the regulation of ovulation and menstruation, therefore is detrimental to conception
  • It’s also very important to improve the general health of a woman as possible inflammation caused by other illnesses can also contribute to infertility
  • In relation to IVF, recent research has found acupuncture improves success of fertility by 40% – 60% when administered before and after embryo transfer.

For men:

  • Sperm quality can be enhanced by improving sperm count, motility and abnormality – many factors can contribute to poor quality sperm. Acupuncture addresses these health concerns and assists with improving general health leading to improved sperm quality.
  • Stress is also dealt with in men as this too can negatively affect sperm which may promote infertility in men.

 

We offer individualised treatment plans using Chinese herbs and Japanese acupuncture for couples who are preparing to conceive, or who are experiencing difficulty conceiving due to known or unexplained factors. 

Our treatment plans for preparing to conceive are designed to optimise ovarian function and egg quality and sperm vitality, to reduce stress, regulate immune factors, promote weight loss and improve digestion and sleep. The programmes designed to treat gynecological conditions such as polycystic ovarian syndrome and endometriosis have proven success in improving fertility.

If you are planning to do IVF or have already embarked on IVF, our acupuncture treatments will help to improve blood flow and drug delivery to the ovaries and uterus during the stimulation phase, improve rates of implantation of embryos and reduce stress and side effects.  

Once you have conceived, treatment is continued in the first few weeks of the first trimester to alleviate anxiety and to reduce the risk of miscarriage.  Acupuncture in the final 4 weeks before your due date prepares your body for labour and reduces the risk of being overdue. 


Contact us for more information and to discuss the right treatment plan for you.