Acupuncture for IVF
Acupuncture is one the most popular therapies to use with IVF. Approximately 1 in 4 couples struggling to conceive use acupuncture and it is one of the main areas of our work. At this clinic we offer additional specialist therapies alongside acupuncture to give you the very best support, every step of the way.
We know that going through IVF can be tough and the road to this point has often been long and difficult. Many people come to us because they want support both physically and emotionally and we are highly qualified and experienced to offer both.
All our therapists are specialists in fertility and have undertaken considerable extra training to support people through IVF and other ARTS procedures. Our acupuncturists are Advanced Fertility Specialists or in the middle of this gold standard training. And we offer herbs, reflexology and nutrition as adjunct and integrated therapies to ensure you can access support in all the areas we know have great benefit for fertility.
IVF and ARTs support
- Preparation before the start of IVF & IUI
- Supporting the body during a cycle
- Help to maintain emotional balance
- Pre and post embryo transfer
- During the two week wait
- During the first 12 weeks of pregnancy
We recommend starting treatment as soon as you can prior to starting an IVF/IUI cycle, ideally 3 to 6 months before commencing treatment. This is because we know it takes this amount of time to positively impact both egg and sperm quality.
All our initial consultations are an hour and half as we really want to explore all areas of your life and health that can improve your chances of success. We will look into your
- Menstrual cycle health
- Immune Function
- Stress levels
- Vaginal Health
- Mental Health
- Male factor
We develop a unique plan, which may include acupuncture, herbs, fertility massage, reflexology and or nutrition as we know this 360 approach to health and fertility is how we get good results. We also have a bespoke Two Week Wait course, which we have designed specially to offer extra support for that time during your IVF cycle.
Over the years we have worked with many individuals and couples through many different types of treatment at many clinics. We are therefore able to share information and insight into approaches you might want to consider to enable you to get the right treatment and tests with the right clinic.
Our aim is that all areas of fertility have been explored and supported BEFORE embarking on treatment so you are in the best possible position to improve your chances of success.