Healing Point Fremantle

ivf support

Acupuncture may assist in a complementary role in supporting those undertaking Assisted Reproductive Techniques (ART) such as IUI and IVF.

There is continuing research* about how acupuncture can assist with the effectiveness of IVF treatment and you should consult your treating practitioner/s about how acupuncture may be able to help you.

*Qian Y, Xia XR, Ochin H, Huang C, Gao C, Gao L, Cui YG, Liu JY, Meng Y. Therapeutic effect of acupuncture on the outcomes of in vitro fertilization: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Arch Gynecol Obstet [Internet]. 2017 March; 295(3): 543-558. Available from DOI 10.1007/s00404-016-4255-

practitioners recommend the following ivf support schedule for women:

  • Before and during the medication phase of IVF: weekly treatments.
  • At any phase to manage side effects: as needed.
  • After egg collection: one treatment soon after collection, or up to two days after.
  • On the day of fresh or frozen embryo transfer: one treatment hours after procedure, and on the same day before transfer if wanted.
  • During the early stages of pregnancy: one treatment per week until 12 weeks.
  • Acupuncture for intrauterine insemination (iui) is similar to ivf support in the early stages.

iui acupuncture treatments include:

  • One to two treatments in the follicular phase.
  • Implantation treatment three to five days after the IUI.
  • One week after implantation, and ongoing weekly treatments to 12 weeks.

the recommended schedule for men includes:

  • Up to 3 months before IVF and specimen collection: two to three treatments.
  • Up to 3 months before Testicular Sperm Extraction (TESE): two treatments per week.
  • On the day of specimen collection: one treatment hours before collection.

Melissa has a hands-on approach to diagnostics and will develop a customised, ART support strategy that works hand in hand with your medical regimen.

For more information contact Melissa on 0400 113 212

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Unit 2/75 Queen Victoria Street
Fremantle, WA
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