Acupuncture support during assisted conception may be very beneficial, helping to keep your body comfortable in the context of the effects of the drug therapy, and helping to keep you calm and relaxed throughout your assisted treatment.
“IVF with acupuncture increased the odds of pregnancy by 65% (according to early evidence on ultrasound), increased the odds of ongoing pregnancy by 87% (according to ultrasound evidence of pregnancy at 12 weeks) and increased the odds of a live birth by 91% compared with IVF on its own.”
(Effects of acupuncture on the rates of pregnancy and live birth among women undergoing in vitro fertilisation) – www.nhs.uk
How can acupuncture support you through your IVF journey?
You may begin to prepare for months, weeks or days just before you starting the ART procedures. We use Acupuncture, Nutritional Therapy & Bio-resonance to help you create the optimal conditions for conception.
To manage stress we play hypnosis tracks during your treatment.
Acupuncture can help to increase the blood flow to your uterus and improve the quality and thickening of the endometrial lining, maximising the bodies preparation for a successful implantation. Acupuncture can also alleviate the side effects of medication, reducing symptoms such as bloating, mood swings, gas and other digestive issues.
Research indicates that pre- and post-embryo transfer acupuncture treatments can dramatically increase your chances of achieving pregnancy by helping to relax the uterus, reducing cramping and minimising the negative effects of stress.
Nutrition for Eggs & Sperm
IVF isn’t just about getting an egg, it’s about getting a healthy mature egg. The most common questions we get asked are “what can I do to improve my eggs” and “what can I do to improve my partners sperm”.
Eggs and sperm have specific nutritional requirements when going through IVF. We want the eggs and sperm to grow in a nutrient rich environment, which means building nutrients into your diet or including supplements where necessary.
As well as diet, we look at other aspects of your general health that might be having an impact on IVF success, including such conditions as PCOS, thyroid function, immune factors, and previous miscarriages and, in older women, low egg reserves and heavy metal toxicity.