SUPPORTING IVF WITH ACUPUNCTURE
Modern reproductive medical techniques represent a highly advanced technological approach to an extremely complex field of medicine. We break down our approach to supporting a wide range of ART procedures into three primary phases:
Ideally started a few months prior to the start of your ART therapy, this phase can in practice start at any time prior to your procedures be that months, weeks or days. Whether you will undergo IVF, ICSI or IUI, we will create a personalised plan with you, combining acupuncture and herbal medicine treatments with dietary measures, movement and breathing exercises and general lifestyle advice. Our aim will be that you are as physically relaxed and strong, as mentally resilient and have the optimal reproductive conditions to maximise your chances of successfully conceiving and bringing your pregnancy to a full term.
During the ART Cycle
Acupuncture can effectively work to support and enhance the IVF treatment process. Whether it is increasing follicular development through hormonal regulation and blood supply mechanisms, reducing trauma and promoting healing following egg collection or improving the quality of the endometrial lining to improve the chances of a successful implantation, we will work closely with your fertility clinic to ensure that we can complement and enhance the primary treatment that they provide. Acupuncture can also be an effective tool to alleviate the side effects of ART medication, managing common symptoms such as stress, mood swings, abdominal bloating and digestive issues.
Embryo Transfer Day
Acupuncture on the day of embryo transfer could increase your chances of becoming pregnant according to reliable research. Treatments are provided before and after the transfer which helps to relax the uterus, reduce cramping and alleviate the side effects of stress. As embryo transfers can be scheduled early in the morning or during unsociable hours such as weekends and bank holidays, we offer flexible clinic hours across our South West clinics to accommodate inconvenient timings or last minute changes to your IVF clinic appointment.