Acupuncture is thought to boost and improve male sperm production and promote optimal hormonal balance in females. Acupuncture has also been demonstrated to improve the likelihood of a successful embryo transfer.
At Fairwater, you will receive support throughout the whole ART / IVF cycle until the blood test after embryo transfer (ET). Your acupuncture practitioner will closely review your health history and current situation before designing a fertility treatment plan. There will of course be acupuncture needling using a series of very thin specialised needles on exact external points on the body. For example, fertility related acupuncture points are found on the lower back, the lower abdomen, and the legs. There are also common points on the head, neck, upper back and arms which promote relaxation, as well as certain points on the ear that are used to ameliorate hormonal imbalances. Usually an acupuncture fertility treatment plan is accompanied by Chinese herbal medicine as an augmentative treatment.