Going through fertility treatments can an extremely emotional and difficult time. I use fertility acupuncture for women looking to conceive naturally OR alongside IVF or IUI. From home remedies, fertility drugs to in vitro fertilization (IVF) and donor eggs and embryos, modern healthcare has given us a variety of options that are now available for couples struggling to conceive. Fertility acupuncture is a way to safely increase the chance of conception. 🤰Treatments for fertility acupuncture are covered under your Naturopathy section of your extended health care plan. Fertility clinics often suggest 9 WEEKLY sessions of acupuncture before your first IUI or IVF treatment. So you would need to begin acupuncture about 3 months before this date. Acupuncture must also be performed the day of an embryo transfer (pre and post transfer) often fertility clinics have an acupuncturist on site to accommodate this or your naturopathic doctor can schedule this with you.
Fertility acupuncture is a 20 minute relaxing treamtent which works by:
- boosting blood flow to reproductive organs
- balancing hormones
- relieving stress by lowering our cortisol levels️
When used in conjunction with Western fertility treatments, acupuncture increases conception rates by nearly 30%. In one study we saw that when combining IUI with acupuncture treatments, 65 percent of the test group were able to conceive, compared with only 39 percent of the control group, who received no acupuncture. Get in touch if you would like more info.