Pre- and Post-IVF and IUI Treatments

  • Would you like to increase your chance of conception by 65% during your IVF treatment?
  • Would you like to greatly improve your ability to sustain your new pregnancy?
  • If you could increase your pregnancy success naturally, wouldn’t you try?

Nurture Acupuncture is here to help you achieve success during your IVF or IUI treatment! Recent research in reproductive health has shown dramatic clinical effects from the use of acupuncture and Chinese medicine during IVF treatments.

The March 2008 issue of the British Medical Journal published the results of a recent study showing the effectiveness of using acupuncture during IVF. It compared results of women who underwent acupuncture, those who were given fake needle treatments, and those who had no extra therapy. Those who received acupuncture increased their chances of conceiving by 65%.

The May 2006 Sterility and Fertility issue showed that having acupuncture on the day of embryo transfer significantly improved conception (39% vs. 26%) and ongoing pregnancy rates (36% vs. 22%).

Contact us now to schedule your acupuncture sessions for your upcoming IVF or IUI treatment!

Acupuncture treatments are done on the day of embryo transfer or insemination, and can be conducted in your fertility clinic, our office, or your home. Normally the treatments are done both before and immediately after embryo transfer or insemination to increase your chances of conception.

Patients will also be advised of additional nutritional and exercise restrictions and educated in the use of moxabustion. Moxabustion is a Chinese herbal treatment consisting of the external warming application of the single herb, mugwort, at acupressure points on the body in order to warm the uterus, aid implantation, improve embryonic growth, and prevent miscarriage. Patients can take Chinese herbal medicine as well at this time. Most fertility centers accept the usage of herbs after transfer or insemination, as they do not interfere with the effectiveness of fertility drugs and can help reduce any unpleasant side effects from Western medications. Nurture Acupuncture uses only high quality herbs that are free of pesticides, sulfites, bacteria, and heavy metals.

Learn more about how Chinese medicine and acupuncture can help you succeed with your IVF or IUI treatment.