The evidence behind IVF acupuncture
There have been several studies done on the link between fertility acupuncture and pregnancy. A study done in Germany in 2002 on a group of 160 women undergoing IVF and acupuncture treatment showed that 42% of the group had successful pregnancies – compared to 26% for just IVF. This was just the first of many such positive results; a later Danish study showed specifically that treatment on the day of the embryo transfer was best of conception. In early 2014, the NIH (US) published a comprehensive overview of acupuncture for fertility studies which concluded that there is significant data showing that pregnancy acupuncture can improve female reproductive functioning – future studies will hopefully determine exactly what mechanisms are involved.
Support your IVF treatment at Brisbane Natural Health
Our acupuncturists can assist with natural fertility. Using specific fertility acupuncture techniques, Shift Acupuncturists assist Brisbane couples undergoing IVF to IUI to improve their chances of becoming pregnant. By stimulating specific points that are associated with reproductive organs, it is possible to promote the flow of qi, which means more balanced energies within the body – in other words, a more harmonious environment for conception. Our acupuncturists can assist with pregnancy acupuncture in Brisbane on a daily basis and can see couples together or alone. With the knowledge and experience to help improve your chances of conception, whether you’re using acupuncture as a primary or complementary treatment.
Our acupuncturists will be happy to answer any questions you have about fertility, acupuncture techniques, and generally boosting your wellbeing as you prepare to become parents. Simply call the clinic on (07) 3367 0337 to schedule your initial appointment.
Want to know more about natural fertility? Visit our sister site, Brisbane Natural Fertility for articles and information related to natural fertility and IVF.