IVF/IUI-Acupuncture Combined Treatment
Several landmark research studies have shown that combining acupuncture with the IVF pre and post embryonic transfer dramatically increases the chances for conception by as much as 50%. And that’s just for the day-of-transfer treatment statistic.
For best results, our acupuncture assisted IVF treatment program begins with weekly treatments several weeks prior to the stimulatory phase of the IVF cycle, twice weekly during the stimulatory phase, continues through the implantation procedure with a pre and/or post transfer treatment, as well as one week after the transfer. These additional treatments help to prepare the patient for optimum fertility and to achieve even better results. The transfer-specific treatments can better boost conception rates by as much as 70%.²
Considering the national average of conception with the first IVF treatment alone is just 24%, and most couples will go through 3-5 rounds of IVF cycles, a 70% increased boost using acupuncture assistance is A LOT!
IUI patients are typically treated 1-2 times per week throughout, with increased frequency as necessary.
Acupuncture works to improve success rates of these interventions by increasing blood flow to the ovaries during the stimulation phase of IVF or a medicated IUI cycle, improving the effectiveness of the drugs given. It also relaxes the uterus and addresses uterine spasm after embryo transfer or IUI. Acupuncture also reduces stress and offsets side effects from the fertility drugs.*