Acupuncture and IVF/ICSI Treatment
Acupuncture has been shown in various studies to make a difference to the success of IVF/ICSI treatment. Using this knowledge, together with my experience of Chinese medicine, I have developed programmes to assist and support couples going through fertility treatment (IVF, ICSI, IUI).
Acupuncture works in a number of ways, all of which can have the effect of improving qi and blood flow to the uterus. It can help to:
assist your ovaries and uterus to respond appropriately to the IVF medication;
clear specific pathogenic factors which may inhibit the success of your IVF/ICSI treatment;
help your qi system to function well and effectively support your reproductive system;
reduce anxiety, induce calm and relaxation so that treatment can be more effective and conception more likely;
help to reduce some of the side effects of the IVF treatment, especially side effects from the down-regulating medication.
The treatment programme is similar to, and builds on, the treatment regimes for regulating your menstrual cycle, enhancing ovulation and promoting implantation.