Around 1 in 7 couples may have difficulty conceiving. This is approximately 3.5 million people in the UK. In vitro fertilisation (IVF) is one of several techniques available to help people with fertility problems have a baby.
Acupuncture is the most commonly used complementary treatment alongside IVF treatment and has become integrated into many of the best fertility clinics across the world. Good clinical research(1) has demonstrated the effectiveness of acupuncture used in conjunction with IVF — a 50 percent increase in success rate with acupuncture vs. without
By improving your reproductive system’s blood flow and balancing hormone levels, Chinese medicine gives you the best chance of achieving and maintaining a healthy pregnancy. We offer you a very gentle treatment for stress and relaxation. These are very comforting sessions which help to support your body and relieve tension and anxiety whilst you await your pregnancy result.
For IVF we generally recommend commencing the week before you begin the cycle. It’s important to make sure you are treated according to your own individual circumstances.
1. Influence of acupuncture on the pregnancy rate in patients who undergo assisted reproduction therapy Paulus, Wolfgang E et al. Fertility and Sterility , Volume 77 , Issue 4 , 721 - 724