Acupuncture and IVF
Acupuncture may be a valuable adjunct treatment for couples wanting to maximise their IVF chances. In fact many health practitioners might recommend acupuncture as an additional therapy alongside IVF treatment. Indeed, there exists ongoing research as to how acupuncture may assist with the efficacy of IVF treatment and it is recommended that patients consult their treating practitioners to ascertain whether acupuncture could be beneficial for them.
What is involved in a typical acupuncture program to optimise IVF results?
Preparation for the IVF Cycle
Essentially, acupuncture can be commenced at anytime during the IVF process. Some couples start after a few unsuccessful cycles whilst others start well in advance. Sessions often commence before starting an IVF cycle. Focus at this stage is on the following where appropriate:
• Conducting an assessment, diagnosis and treatment plan according to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) principles that is specific to the individual or couple
• Incorporating dietary and lifestyle changes, herbs and supplements (if necessary) to optimise the health of both partners.
During and after an IVF Cycle
Acupuncture is usually recommended at various points of the IVF cycle and the frequency of visits may vary depending upon where the patient is in their cycle. As a guide, we usually perform acupuncture at the following points of a patient’s IVF cycle:
(1) Upon the commencement of drugs
(2) On the day of the embryo transfer (two treatments one before and the other after the transfer)
(3) In the weeks proceeding transfer.
COVID 19 Update
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Address: 214/100 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne
ABOUT INNATE HARMONY
Welcome to the Innate Harmony website: the website of Danielle Baker, Registered Acupuncturist (AHPRA). Danielle has been providing acupuncture services in East Melbourne for over 15 years. She offers expertise and experience utilising Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese medicine to address a wide range of health concerns with a particular emphasis on women’s health, fertility, stress management and pain related disorders.
Melbourne, CBD, Richmond, South Yarra, Fitzroy, Carlton, Hawthorn, Kew, Prahran, Abbotsford, Clifton Hill, Collingwood, Toorak, Brunswick, Richmond.
Herbal Medicine (Pill and capsule formulas)
Chinese Dietary Therapy
Food as Medicine
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