When should I start acupuncture for fertility?

Pregnant 1245703 1920 845x321

Acupuncture can be started at any point along your journey and some basic recommendations are:

If you are pregnant: We recommend acupuncture weekly through the first trimester to support blood flow to the uterus, reduce stress, and support progesterone levels before the placenta is fully developed.

If you are trying to conceive: Generally, it is recommended to begin acupuncture 3 months prior to conception for couples trying to conceive. This allows the treatments to affect overall cycle health, hormone balance, and egg quality as it takes 90 days for an egg to prepare for ovulation. However, the effects of acupuncture are beneficial at any stage of your journey, and accumulate over time. We see many women while they are actively trying to conceive naturally or with fertility treatment. We offer acupuncture treatments for IVF, IUI, medicated cycles and couples trying naturally.

Pre-Conception: Optional treatments in the 3 months preceding the cycle to manage stress, regulate hormones, and help your body prepare for the cycle.

Ovarian Stimulation: 2-4 treatments given along side your ovarian stimulation medications to help increase the quality and quantity of your eggs and reduce side effects.

Transfer: A treatment given immediately before and/or after your embryo transfer to increase blood flow to the uterine lining, reduce uterine contractions, and manage stress.

Post-Transfer: One treatment 3-7 days post embryo transfer to support implantation and reduce stress.

Throughout your treatment you can expect to feel more relaxed, get better sleep, and see a reduced number of medication side effects like bloating, mood swings, and cramping. Many of our patients report that the cycles they’ve done without acupuncture are harder than those done with acupuncture. And, hopefully, at the end of it all you will get those long-awaited two pink lines!

Our acupuncturist Angela is comfortable working alongside your fertility doctor and has even seen patients from doctors interstate. We work closely with your cycle and will check in frequently to make sure the timing of your treatments is the most beneficial for your cycle. Here at Brisbane Natural Health we truly love our work and want nothing more than for you to have the family of your dreams.

Evi Km Cropped

Katherine Maslen

Author

Hey, I’m Katherine Maslen, naturopath, nutritionist, host of The Shift podcast, author and renegade for health.
Since completing 2 bachelor degrees in health science over 12 years ago, I’ve been helping peeps just like you to be their best through awesome health. I’ve spent most of this time one on one in clinical practice – in the trenches with my clients to navigate them through the minefield that is imperfect health.

Book Your Massage Appointment Online

Book Your Osteopathy Appointment Online

Book Your Holographic Kinetics Appointment Online

Book Your Kinesiology Appointment Online

Book Your Hypnotherapy Appointment Online

For more information on our hypnotherapy treatments for smoking, anxiety, or depression, contact our Brisbane clinic today on 07 3367 0337.

Book Your Naturopathy Appointment Online

Current wait time for a naturopathy appointment is approximately 2-3 weeks – be sure to check the next few weeks for availability if your search results come up blank. If you have an urgent concern that cannot wait, please call us on 07 3367 0337 and we will do our best to fit you in earlier.

Please note you will need to ‘make a profile’ to book an appointment – this will then send us your personal details and create a client file for you. If you’d prefer to call then go through this process then please do!

Book Your IVF Acupuncture Appointment Online

Book Your Acupuncture Appointment Online

Download our cycle tracking guide!
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Mind Shift Img2
Your gut is the centre of everything!

Your ability to digest food and absorb nutrients determines your health, and your microbiome (the bacteria that live inside you) are so important for preventing disease.

Take the quiz now to discover.
  1. How well you are digesting food
  2. If you’re eating the right things for a healthy gut
  3. The state of your microbiome
  4. Your overall gut health score
Fai Content Img F 2@2x

Share This

Select your desired option below to share a direct link to this page. Your friends or family will thank you later.
Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on skype
Share on pinterest
Share on email