IVF Acupuncture



IVF treatment, when combined with acupuncture positively supports women who try to increase their chances of having a successful pregnancy. (Source: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23512550/)

Dr Christine Cui has a special interest in natural fertility and women's well being, and has 20 years of clinical experience in applying Chinese medicine and Acupuncture in conjunction with western medicine during IVF.

Acupuncture is also called a complementary or adjuvant therapy; which have been used by many people for their physical and emotional health/wellbeing. This acupuncture effect is well recognised in fertility medicine. Research has demonstrated that Acupuncture recipient patient groups reported significantly less anxiety post-transfer and reported feeling more optimistic about their cycle and enjoyed their sessions more than the control group sebjects. (Source: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/18314118/)

It is recommended Acupuncture therapy is used as an adjunct therapy option for those who intend to do IVF treatment, and throughout the whole IVF process. Acupuncture support treatment for  women includes treatment:

  • Prior to Starting your IVF Cycle (Once a week)
  • During the stimulation phase
  • Acupuncture before and after egg collection
  • One day prior/on the day of the Embryo on Transfer (within 24 hr)
  • One day after/on the day of the Embryo Transfer (within 24 hr)
  • Once or twice a week until the blood test result confirms
  • Once a week during the 1st trimester of pregnancy

Unfortunately, most Western medicine fertility clinics won't suggest that you prepare your body before starting IVF.  These facilities will normally suggest starting IVF immediately.

Certain acupuncture points have been shown to improve male fertility and improves the chances of the IVF cycle being successful. Early stage research has shown that acupuncture can improve the success rates of assisted conception,  sperm count and quality.

Improving your diet and lifestyle will greatly contribute to your success. Dr. Cui's treatment strategies can also manage and reduce stress that women and couples often feel whilst going through IVF therapy.

Discover more about our range of services and therapy 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.