The use of acupuncture in conjunction with IVF has been well researched, and it is now well accepted that acupuncture increases success rates with IVF treatment.
Ideally patients will have a weekly visit with the acupuncturist on a weekly basis for 2 month prior to the embryo transfer taking place. This lead up to treatment assists with stress levels, provides the opportunity to familiarise with both the acupuncture treatment and the practitioner and allows the practitioner to correct any imbalances present.
On the day of the embryo transfer, two acupuncture treatments are conducted, one immediately prior to and one immediately after the transfer. In cases where there is a history of miscarriage one or two treatments in the weeks following may also be recommended.
If you are about to begin your IVF cycle and haven’t left time for the lead up treatment, using acupuncture on the day of transfer only will still improve your chances of a positive pregnancy outcome.