Acupuncture can increase the chances of getting pregnant for women undergoing fertility treatment by 60% according to The Guardian. At The Art of Health Penshurst, we offer a fertility program that provides personalised treatment as you embark on your journey from conception to childbirth. We use a combination of Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs to optimise the outcome of IVF. It is suitable for couples who are preparing to conceive or for those that are experiencing difficulty conceiving due to known or unknown factors. Our customised treatment plans are essential in providing the control you need over your fertility and aim to achieve the best possible outcomes.
Step 1: Preparing to Conceive
After the Initial Consultation with our experienced practitioner reading the Pulse and Tongue, a customised treatment plan is developed for each individual patient. Our customised treatment plans aims to:
Optimise Ovarian Function
Improve Egg and Sperm Quality
Balance the Immune System
Assist in Weight Management
Regulate the Digestive System
At this stage, Acupuncture is important to enhance Uterine Blood Flow to assist in conception. Conditions such as irregular menstruation, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), endometriosis, period pain, will also be simultaneously addressed.
Step 2: IVF and Conception
Acupuncture is performed 1-2 times per week in the month prior to embryo transfer. This will aid the follicles and eggs to develop as well as prepare the body for conception. Acupuncture is then performed once per day before and after the embryo transfer.
Acupuncture is also used to manage any side effects of IVF therapy, which may include abdominal discomfort or swelling, fatigue and anxiety. More importantly, Acupuncture is performed to stabilise a nurturing environment for the embryo.