IVF Acupuncture

IVF AcupunctureAt Isthmus Wellness we have found that our clients have the highest success with getting pregnant with IVF acupuncture when they start acupuncture at least three months prior to IVF. It takes three to four months to improve egg quality, two months to improve the uterine lining, and continued acupuncture after the transfer to promote implantation.

IVF Acupuncture on Day of Transfer

We follow the German IVF protocol for acupuncture treatments just before and just after the IVF transfer. Studies have shown pregnancy rates almost doubled as a result of just these two treatments. The acupuncture should be scheduled the morning of the IVF and as soon possible following the transfer.

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IVF Acupuncture on Day of Retrieval

We have found that IVF acupuncture prior to or immediately following the egg retrieval encourages the ovaries return to a normal state quickly. IVF Acupuncture helps reduce signs of ovarian hyper-stimulation along with post operative nausea and discomfort.

Study shows that acupuncture can reduce Ovarian Hyper-Stimulation Syndrome (OHSS) associated with IVF 

IVF Acupuncture During Stimulation Cycle

Aggressive IVF acupuncture in the beginning of the stimulation cycle will encourage more follicles to develop and encourage your body to work with the medications with few side effects. We recommend starting acupuncture within 48 hours of beginning the stimulation medications. Follow-up acupuncture IVF sessions are recommended every 3-4 days for a total of three treatments to support the stimulation process.

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IVF and Acupuncture One Month Prior to Stimulation Cycle

Weekly acupuncture one month prior to the stimulation cycle focuses on:IVF and Acupuncture

  • Improving egg quality
  • Increasing ovarian response
  • Improving blood flow to the uterus and ovaries
  • Reducing stress
  • Improving liver function to process medications

IVF and Acupuncture Two to Four Months Prior to Stimulation Cycle

We recommend starting IVF acupuncture along with nutritional supplements that are proven to increase pregnancy rates and ovarian response up to four months prior to the stimulation cycle. Improving egg and sperm quality can give your baby the best genetics and chance for a lifetime of good health.

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