Beginning acupuncture treatment three months before your IVF transfer will enhance your chances of a successful pregnancy by up to 42 percent. Studies have shown that women who did not undergo acupuncture before, during, and after their IVF transfer was only 26 percent. Because of these phenomenal IVF pregnancy success rates, New Hope Fertility Center has launched an in-house fertility acupuncture therapy treatment program.
In-House IVF Acupuncture
Our acupuncturists are specially trained in acupuncture therapy with a focus on treating women’s infertility. The World Health Organization (WHO) and the National Institutes for Health have found that acupuncture is a viable and accepted method of treating female infertility.
- Enhances IVF success rates
- Reduces stress during IVF treatment
- Enhances ovarian function
- Increases blood supply to reproductive organs – especially the uterus
Acupuncture Therapy Basics
Acupuncture points are located on meridians through which qi vital energy runs. The procedure involves the insertion of very thin needles through the patient’s skin in targeted areas of the head, torso, limbs and extremities. These needles are inserted at various depths, depending upon the patient’s diagnosed medical condition.
A healthy body is the result of a harmonious balance of the life force known by traditional Chinese medicine as qi or chi – energies flowing through pathways within the body. There are 350 acupuncture points in the human body. The body’s energy pathways are accessed through the insertion of small, thin needles in targeted areas of discomfort to release or redirect the body’s energy. Through acupuncture therapy, the body is brought back into its proper balance.
The acupuncture points chosen for treatment of female infertility result in:
- Better blood perfusion and energy in the uterus
- Relaxation of the patient
- Stabilization of the endocrine system
Best IVF Embryo Transfer Acupuncture Plan
Acupuncture can begin at any time during your fertility treatment – but this is the best plan of action:
- Plan an acupuncture treatment on the morning of your transfer
- Plan another in the afternoon following your transfer
- Book an acupuncture session five days after your transfer
- Book a follow up acupuncture session 5 to 7 days later
That’s not all the good news. Other holistic therapies have proved to help IVF pregnancy success rates. These therapies can be used in conjunction with acupuncture to enhance your IVF pregnancy success rate.
Beginning acupuncture therapy before you start a fertility drug regimen will help to prepare your body for the physical stress it is about to undergo. Turning to acupuncture during your fertility drug regimen will help with unpleasant side effects:
Acupuncture Can Help You Get Pregnant
We want to do everything possible to make sure your fertility treatment cycle is successful. Whether you are exploring IVF – or a less invasive procedure – it is important to work with a fertility care team having the experience to accurately diagnose the underlying cause of your infertility. Then, a customized fertility treatment plan meeting your medical and personal needs can be designed specifically for you.
- Timed Intercourse with medical assistance
- Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)
- Conventional IVF
- Natural IVF
To schedule your initial consultation with one of the fertility experts at New Hope Fertility Center, click the icon below – or – call 917.525.5496.