Acupuncture for IVF Support
IVF SUPPORT Acupuncture treatments during IVF work to help the ovaries to get optimal response to the FSH drugs. and enhance the results, reduce stress and anxiety and help with the physical and emotional side effects. Acupuncture points are chosen according to where you are in the cycle so during the menstrual period acupuncture aims to stimulate the circulation of the endometruim so that it is completely discharged. This has the effect of making the surface of the endometrium smooth for possible implantation of an embryo later in the cycle.
After the menstrual period is finished the administration of FSH drugs continues to stimulate the growth of the follicles. Here acupuncture is effective in reducing the side effects that these drugs may produce. It is effective in keeping the patient calm and boosts and regulates the body’s energy so that FSH is at its optimum.
Acupuncture is best done within a day or two of the trigger injection to give a final boost to the kidney enery in the final days of the follicle growth in preparation for the egg collection.
After egg collection acupuncture helps gently regulate and move the energy and circulation to help reduce the pain and swelling from the trauma of the egg collection.
Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs also helps to:
- Increase blood circulation to the uterus
- Thicken lining of the endometrium
- Improve implantation of embryo
- Increase basal body temperature
- Decrease miscarriage rates
- Decrease stress and anxiety levels (for both Men and Women)
Pre and Post Implantation Acupuncture
Pre and post embryo transfer acupuncture consists of two 30 min acupuncture treatments. The Pre Transfer treatment is best done within 24hrs before the transfer and the Post Transfer treatment is done within 24 hours after the transfer. These treatments aim to gently stimulate the blood flow to the uterus to improve the chances of implantation occurring. Acupuncture is also calming during this stressful time.
Pre and post transfer acupuncture comes in a package of two acupuncture treatments for $120.