When to start?

Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine have been used to support fertility treatments both for men and women. There is some research evidence that chinese medicine treatment may assist in supporting specific fertility treatments, such as IVF, and there is also a broad agreement by chinese medicine practitioners and other health practitioners about acupuncture as an adjunct treatment to IVF.

At Family Tree Acupuncture, our acupuncture IVF support programme is based on these evidence-based protocols. We have designed a number of treatment plans which will be discussed that suits you the best.

Preparation for IVF cycle

For a client who will be starting her IVF stimulation we suggest a 3 month preparation for the body. In this time we can try to address any conditions that could affect the IVF being successful. During the three months preparation treatments practitioners can use a combination of Acupuncture, cupping, moxibusion, dietary therapy, vitamins and Chinese herbal medicine.

Once the client begins her drug stimulation all Chinese herbs are stopped to ensure that drug herb interactions do not occur. However Acupuncture is continued bi-weekly until transfer. On the day of the transfer we suggest Acupuncture before and after. After the transfer the client will continue weekly acupuncture.