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Many people have heard that acupuncture is helpful in assisting couples achieve a pregnancy with IVF. A recent German study found that using acupuncture with IVF achieved a 42% clinical pregnancy rate in the group that did receive acupuncture, compared to 26% in the control group that did not receive acupuncture. This study involved giving acupuncture for just one day, before and after the transfer of the embryos. What is less known and very exciting is that couples can increase the probability of a treatment being a success by starting their treatment with Chinese medicine even earlier than the day of the transfer. In fact, some acupuncturists have seen this rate increase to 60% with the support of acupuncture and Chinese herbs in the months prior to an IVF procedure.
Moreover, acupuncture and herbal medicine can help reduce the risk of miscarriage by supporting a woman during the early months of pregnancy.
I can't emphasize enough how important this time is to the health and well-being of a couple. These months provide time to help regulate hormones and prepare the ovaries/sperm and uterus for the various procedures. It is also a time to prepare mentally and emotionally and acupuncture is very useful in helping to alleviate stress and anxiety.
Starting Oral Contraceptive Pills:
Stimulation of Ovaries:
Before IUI/IVF Transfer:
After IUI/IVF Transfer:
No matter the procedure or stage of treatment, I will work to support you according to your individual needs. Appointments are available early mornings and some weekends to accommodate your visits to the hospital for screenings. If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at (407) 682-4454.