In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) is a very common procedure helping many women and couples wishing to conceive. IVF is a method to help couples overcome fertility difficulties by which an egg and sperm are matched together in a laboratory. Once eggs have been retrieved, fertilisation and embryo culture takes place allowing the embryo to grow in a protected environment for approximately 5 days (known as the blastocyst stage) before being transferred into the woman’s uterus, which is similar to a pap smear. This process aims to help increase the chances of pregnancy. 1 in 6 Australian couples have trouble getting pregnant for either explained or unexplained reasons in either the male or the female (3).
Causes of fertility difficulties may involve a variation of factors including:
Women fertility complications may occur from the following factors:
Male fertility complications may occur from the following factors:
Acupuncture may be able to lend you a helping hand by offering different techniques for different symptoms i.e stress, to assist women, men and couples though the process of IVF, IUI or other Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) methods. Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture treatments focus on addressing or finding links between symptoms and underlying causes or constitutional factors that may contribute to certain health concerns or fertility complications. At Vyne Health we like to help women and families that may be struggling to conceive naturally.
We often have fertility patients seeking relaxing acupuncture treatments to assist them in the following ways during their fertility journey:
A perspective, randomised controlled clinical trial was conducted on 84 infertile patients with at least two unsuccessful attempts of IVF (1). In the study, acupuncture was performed on the 1st and 7th day of ovulation induction and on the day before ovarian puncture and on the day after embryo transfer with specific acupuncture points. The study concludes that the clinical pregnancy rate in the acupuncture control group was significantly higher than the sham or controlled group (35.7% vs 7.1% vs 10.7%; p=0.0169) concluding that acupuncture and moxibustion increased pregnancy rates when used as an adjuvant treatment in women undergoing IVF when embryo implantation had failed (1).
Our practitioners are AHPRA and AACMA registered and licensed Australian Acupuncturists. We can help provide you and your partner with additional support along side your gynaecologist or fertility specialist.
We take into consideration any previous fertility difficulties and perform a thorough initial health screen as part of your initial consultation and treatment. This helps us better understand your constitution and current health status allowing a treatment plan to be designed specifically for you.
We can assure you that IVF Acupuncture is very relaxing, gentle and effective for positive outcomes.
We guarantee you will have our full support during your journey.
If you have any questions or would like to know if acupuncture may be able to assist you and your partner, please contact us on (07)5515 0409.
We look forward to helping!