Good clinical research has demonstrated the effectiveness of acupuncture used in conjunction with IVF showing a 50% increase in success rate with the use of IVF with Acupuncture v IVF with no acupuncture accompaniment.
Acupuncture aids these interventions by increasing blood flow to the ovaries during the stimulation phase of IVF and improves the effectiveness of the drugs given. It relaxes the uterus and addresses uterine spasm after embryo transfer.
It serves to reduce stress, anxiety and can offset some of the more unwanted side effects of the fertility drugs.
- Acupuncture is very beneficial before egg collection nourishing the ovaries by increasing the blood flow to the area. It also complements the function of the drugs at this time.
- After egg collection it can help reduce any discomfort felt post procedure and help get your natural hormones back into a balanced state.
- Pre & Post embryo transfer is a very important time for Acupuncture treatments. It encourages a healthy uterine lining providing optimal conditions for the attachment of the embryo. Once the embryo has implanted further treatments will encourage the embryo to maintain this position and thrive.
Please contact Brenda for a suggested treatment protocol during your process.