Acupuncture For IVF
Acupuncture and herbal medicine are safe and effective to be used before, during and after pregnancy. They are be an ideal compliment to IVF treatment because they can reduce stress, promote healthy blood flow and circulation, help to build a healthy uterine lining, can help to prevent recurrent miscarriages and more.
Additionally acupuncture can help to mitigate many of the common symptoms associated with IVF and hormone therapy including mood swings, fatigue and irritability.
We enjoy working in collaboration with other Fertility Specialists, Reproductive Endocrinologists, IVF Clinics, OB-GYNs, Midwives, Doulas and more.
Embryo Transfer Acupuncture
Studies show that acupuncture before and after an embryo transfer may boost implantation rates upwards of 25%. Acupuncture can be used alone to support fertility or in conjunction with IVF, IUI and other Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) (1).
Acupuncture may support embryo transfers by:
- Improving blood flow to the cervix, uterus and ovaries, optimizing chances of easy implantation and a healthy, full term pregnancy
- Settling the nervous system and reducing stress. This will help you relax before, during and after the procedure
- Minimize symptoms common after embryo transfers
How is it done?
If you’re looking for support during your embryo transfer, we will travel with you to the clinic of your choice in San Diego County. A 30-40 minute acupuncture treatment will be given before your transfer, and then another 30-40 minute treatment will be given after.
The protocol we use for before and after transfers has been well researched and proven to increase your chances of pregnancy. It is intended to promote healthy blood flow to the uterus, settle the nervous system and reduce stress, creating optimal conditions for implantation.
If you’re interested in acupuncture support during your embryo transfer, but don’t need us to come to your fertility clinic, you may opt to come into our office up to 24 hours before/after your transfer.
For the LGBTQ+ Community
Natural Harmony Reproductive Health believes that all families deserve to have access to the best fertility support available.
At Natural Harmony Reproductive Health, we are well versed in the processes that LGBTQ+ families may need to go through in order to conceive, and are thrilled to offer fertility and pregnancy support the queer community. We welcome families of all shapes and sizes and are happy to work in tandem with reproductive endocrinologists, OB/Gyns, IVF/IUI fertility clinics, midwives, surrogates, known donors and others to support you in your fertility and pregnancy journey.
- Paulus, W., Xhang, M., Strehler, E., El-Danasouri, I. Sterzik, K. (2002), Influence of acupuncture on the pregnancy rate in patients who undergo assisted reproduction therapy