Acupuncture and IVF Support

Traditional Chinese Medicine has been around for thousands of years, and has been helping women conceive and beat the infertility odds since then. In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is a much more recent procedure and has been generating enormous amounts of success by helping women who cannot reproduce naturally. We believe that combining the ancient art of acupuncture with the modern scientific method of IVF is the best way to guarantee the best possible results for you. If you are eagerly waiting to start your own little family, but your body refuses to cooperate, we urge you to try acupuncture for IVF support to ensure a much higher chance of conception.

How Does Acupuncture Work?

Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese art of holistic healing and it works by inserting tiny, painless needles into the surface of your skin, in certain designated spots, or acu-points. Stimulating these areas improves circulation and helps maintain steady blood flow to the desired area of your body, in this case the ovaries and uterus. By also helping your body release the right hormones, balance is restored to your menstrual cycle and many issues will start to resolve themselves in a safe and healthy manner.

The theory behind this is that energy, called qi, flows through your body and ensures that everything functions the way it should. When the balance is upset, it is usually because there is a blockage and the qi is not flowing smoothly. Qi is physically manifested as blood, and whatever the problem is, it can be made better by focusing blood circulation in specific affected zones of your body.

How Does IVF Work?

In Vitro Fertilization is carried out when conception cannot naturally happen in vivo, meaning inside of an organism. A woman’s ovulation pattern is monitored and stimulated, after which the ova is removed from the ovaries and placed in a fluid along with the man’s sperm. The fluid is kept under laboratory conditions and monitored vigilantly, ensuring that the environment allows for fertilization in a way that the woman’s body cannot. Once the cell is fertilized, it is cultured in a test-tube for a few days, allowing for growth, and then it is transferred into the woman’s uterus. If the embryo implants, it is considered a successful procedure, resulting in a successful pregnancy.

How Can These Two Work Together?

Acupuncture stimulates blood flow to the ovaries, facilitating follicle growth. It also increases blood flow to the uterus, making it more suitable for housing an embryo. When the IVF procedure is completed, acupuncture can help promote circulation to the uterus, making the uterine lining stronger and more capable of holding the embryo. The uterus and ovaries are better nourished with steady blood flowing to them, and rates of implantation can rise drastically. Continuing the acupuncture therapy can ensure that a miscarriage does not occur, along with reducing stress, anxiety, and other harmful side-effects.

At our wellness center in Aventura Florida, we believe in a combination of eastern and western medicine to help you receive the best of both worlds. Acupuncture therapy has no adverse affects for your body, and can help maintain perfect reproductive health.

It is best to start acupuncture treatment 6-8 weeks prior to your IVF transfer. To learn more about our specialty, Acupuncture for Infertility and IVF Support, please visit our website dedicated to this topic.

To make an appointment, call us at (786) 537-7022 and we can begin your treatment immediately. Our wellness center does accept insurance for acupuncture treatment.