Recent research carried out in Germany and America shows that IVF acupuncture and Chinese medicine treatment can increase the likelihood of conception, by improving the thickness of the uterine lining, the follicle development and the quality of the eggs.
Using in vitro fertilisation (IVF) alone, women have a 1 in 4 chance of falling pregnant. By combining it with Chinese medicine, the chances of conception can increase to between 65 and 85 per cent (Acupuncture Benefits IVF fertility up to 65% – British Medical Journal 2008). Each treatment at our Melbourne clinic is designed to work in conjunction with your current cycle.
Recommended treatments at our fertility clinic in Melbourne by Dr Christine Cui:
- prior to Starting Your IVF Cycle
- during the Stimulation Phase
- acupuncture before and after Egg Collection
- 1 Day before/on the Day of the Embryo Transfer (within 24 hours)
- 1 Day after/on the Day of the Embryo Transfer (within 24 hours)
- Once a week until the blood test result confirm
- Once a week during the first trimester of pregnancy
These treatments can also be effective in treating the side effects of IVF, such as moodiness, weight gain, bloating, anxiety, headaches, hot flushes, etc. Both treatments are particularly effective during the first cycle, which can be an extremely stressful and uncomfortable experience for women.
“The good news of the Acupuncture use in fertility therapy is [that] the benefit is not affected by age, meaning all age groups showed the increase in IVF success rates from the IVF Acupuncture Support therapy,” said Dr Smith (‘Acupuncture Benefits IVF Fertility’, 3rd May 2006, the University of Adelaide:http://www.adelaide.edu.au/news/news11641.html)
Discover more about our range of services and treatment options by contacting our team. Make an appointment by calling (03) 9820 8651 and we will be happy to discuss your requirements and arrange a consultation. You can also leave your details in our contact form and we will get back to you as soon as we can.