IVF ACUPUNCTURE ADELAIDE
With over 12 years of experience treating patients going through IVF, Modern Acupuncture is the place to come for IVF support acupuncture in Adelaide. We know how important this journey is for you and will bend over backwards to meet your needs. Although earlier systematic reviews found that evidence for the effectiveness of acupuncture used to support IVF or other assisted reproductive technology was “unclear”, a more recent systematic review by Qian et al found that “Based on an analysis of the studies, acupuncture improves the CPR [clinical pregnancy rate] among women undergoing IVF. In addition to this, having Acupuncture during the IVF process helps you feel more relaxed and sleep better during an understandably stressful time.
What about herbs?
During the lead-up to an IVF cycle Chinese herbs may be used but when you are using IVF medication we will never give you herbs to take. We respect that there may be drug-herbal interactions during an IVF cycle and we don't want to compromise the outcome.
We recommend you begin IVF support acupuncture around 3 months before starting an IVF cycle. If you've only heard about acupuncture now and have already started or about to start an IVF cycle, don't worry, the treatments will still be very beneficial to you.
In most cases weekly treatments are recommended. We advise you have an acupuncture session before and after the embryo transfer. Weekly appointments after the IVF transfer is recommended, even during pregnancy.
Only several minutes drive from Repromed and Fertility SA, we are in the perfect location to make your embryo transfer day as quick and painless as possible. Flinders Reproductive and City Fertility are not that far away either and we are happy to schedule your appointments further apart to allow for a little extra travel time.