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IVF Support

TCM & Acupuncture for IVF Support

Infertility has long been treated with acupuncture and Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM).

Acupuncture is often recognised as a reliable and secure way to boost the success rates of IVF.

Acupuncture Results for IVF Support

Your acupuncturist will tailor treatments to your condition but will generally recommend a treatment 1–3 times a week for at least 4-6 weeks before a procedure (IUI, IVF, FET). Each session after the first one may last up to an hour—first a discussion period to update your acupuncturist followed by a 20–40-minute session with needles.
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Causes for Requiring IVF

There are numerous reasons why one may require in vitro fertilization. IVF may be considered if you or your partner has:

  • Low sperm count
  • Problems with ovulation due to conditions like polycystic ovary syndrome
  • Problems with fallopian tubes
  • Endometriosis
  • A wish to avoid passing on inherited genetic disorders to your children

How TCM Supports IVF

Some research suggests that acupuncture increases the IVF success rate in the following ways:

  • Increasing the blood flow aids oxygenation. This means that more nutrients can be carried to the developing follicles and positively influence egg quality and quantity. It has been recognised that increased uterine perfusion in the early follicular phase enhances the pregnancy rate of IVF in women aged 40 and above.
  • Reducing the anxiety and stress level during the IVF process. Emotional state strongly influences IVF results in terms of pelvic circulation and endocrine balance. In our clinic, we seek to soothe the mind, improve confidence and restore internal balance/

TCM for IVF Support

Acupuncture is the primary focus of IVF support interventions with Traditional Chinese Medicine, but there is a big benefit to a holistic approach, including herbs and careful selection of food. Your TCM practitioner will have recommended herbal supplements to further support your IVF project, and what you eat, and don’t eat, will also have an impact on your success.
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