IVF Support And IUI Support
If you’re thinking about undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) or intrauterine insemination (IUI), using acupuncture as a complementary treatment can offer you comfort and holistic care. Acupuncture is a widely used complementary approach in IVF procedures globally. It has been proven to regulate hormones, enhance blood flow to reproductive organs, and reduce stress and anxiety, all of which can lead to better outcomes during these procedures. Our team of compassionate professionals is committed to providing our patients with the best possible care on their path to starting or expanding their families.
How Does Acupuncture Work With IVF Treatments?
Acupuncture as a complementary approach is widely used in IVF procedures around the world, and, thanks to Dr. Yin, right here in Frisco, TX. It can help you prepare your body physically and mentally during and after the IVF procedure, mitigate some of the difficult side effects caused by some of the medications as well as improve response to hormonal stimulation.
The initial phase of treatment involves regulating the menstrual cycle by clearing the congestion in the pelvic cavity and nourishing the deeper vitality. The effects of acupuncture will be the normalization of your hormone levels, or the shrinking of your endometriosis, or the enlivening of your ovaries. Within this phase, most women will become fertile and open for conception.
It has been shown that the IVF success rate is greatly improved if acupuncture treatment is applied 3 to 6 months before IVF cycles and after IVF embryo transferring. Acupuncture helps to increase the uterine blood flow and make the lining of the uterus more receptive to receiving an embryo, and reduce the risk of a miscarriage.
In a recent study performed by the Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology Fertility Centre of the University of Gothenburg (Scandinavia), females receiving acupuncture treatment before and after the embryo implantation procedure takes place have a higher likelihood of success.
It has been suggested by the Berkley Center for Reproduction Wellness that, although conception occurs with only acupuncture treatment, the most effective treatment for infertility is acupuncture in combination with herbal remedies and traditional medicine.
Benefits Of Acupuncture For IVF And IUI
Acupuncture has been found to offer several benefits to individuals undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) and intrauterine insemination (IUI). Regular acupuncture sessions before and after IVF or IUI procedures can also improve the chances of success by enhancing the receptivity of the uterus to the embryo and reducing the risk of miscarriage.
Increased Blood Flow To The Uterus
Reduced Stress Levels And Regulation Of The Menstrual Cycle
Improved Receptivity Of The Uterus To The Embryo And Reduced Risk Of Miscarriage
Additionally, acupuncture can help with side effects such as nausea, headaches, and anxiety that may be experienced during fertility treatments.
Can Acupuncture For IVF And IUI Help Me Get Pregnant?
Evidence suggests that acupuncture can improve fertility outcomes, whether used alone or in conjunction with other fertility treatments. Acupuncture helps in the following ways:
Acupuncture and Egg Quality Improvement
Before you begin an IVF procedure, you should use any means possible to improve the quality of your eggs rather than the number of eggs produced per cycle. Acupuncture maximizes the blood flow to the ovaries to ensure a constant and steady supply of hormones and nutrients for normal growth. Healthy blood flow can increase follicle and egg health and quantity. This is especially true for women with a poor prognosis either because of age or previously failed cycles.
Acupuncture and Sperm Quality Improvement
Dr. Yin knows how important fertility can be to a man’s self-worth. It still takes a man and a woman to make a baby. Most men are better at hiding their feelings if they can’t father a child. Almost all aspects of male infertility can benefit from Dr. Yin’s acupuncture treatments in Frisco. Sperm count, sperm motility, and sperm morphology and quality can be increased, and even hormonal factors can be resolved by restoring balance to the entire body.
To enhance in vitro fertilization’s chances of success, acupuncture performed 24 hours before and after the procedure is becoming increasingly popular in the U.S. Acupuncture is the Chinese medical practice of having thin needles inserted into specific points along energy lines within your body, each point having a different effect. Although acupuncture is not a 100% guaranteed way of having implantation succeed, it does improve the IVF’s potential for success.
Before the IVF takes place, acupuncture can serve as a way of decreasing the stress felt by the client both physically and mentally, creating a relaxed state of both mind and body, which aids in increasing the arterial blood flow to the uterus. If Acupuncture is done regularly for a prolonged period of time, ideally three months before the procedure takes place on both the male and female involved, it can have a positive effect on the health of the sperm for the male and also the endometrium (the tissue lining the uterus), hormone balance, and the menstrual cycle and ovulation of women.
Acupuncture, as a natural counterweight to IVF, has various general health benefits that relate specifically to the body’s ability to create an ideal environment for a baby’s development within the uterus. Although it cannot guarantee success, but by way of reducing the stress levels felt by clients and increasing the blood flow, it could significantly increase the chances of the embryo implanting, and therefore the success of the entire procedure.
Acupuncture cannot be used to treat all types of problems associated with infertility, though it can be used to help issues related to spasmed tubes (although it must be noted that acupuncture will not help with tubal obstruction). Traditionally this method has been used in combination with other treatments such as herbal remedies in order to increase chances of the implantation’s success; it helps in regulating the secretion of hormones by the anterior pituitary gland which aid in the formation of ova, therefore decreasing the instances of repeated miscarriages, and idiopathic infertility.
Is It Dangerous?
There is a small amount of risk when undergoing acupuncture for fertility treatment if you choose an unqualified acupuncturist. If the wrong acupuncture points are targeted after the implantation, there is an increased risk of miscarriage. There are 6 contraindicative abdominal-pelvic acupuncture points within the body which should be avoided after insemination has occurred, or in general, when there might be a chance of pregnancy as this could possibly lead to a miscarriage. The points that must be avoided at this time include the gallbladder, large intestine, stomach, spleen, bladder, and the lower abdomen.
There is also a chance of irritation and discomfort after the IVF takes place; in such cases, specific acupuncture points can be targeted to relieve clients of these sensations. The main positive effects after the procedure are increase in arterial uterine blood flow, which aids in the body’s attempt to successfully implant the fertilized embryo in the endometrium, and maximizes its development if acupuncture treatment is continued regularly after implantation.
As to how long should the treatment last after the IVF, the first 3 months of pregnancy are the most vital as most miscarriages occur within that time frame. When considering this fact, treatment should last until the 12th week after insemination in order to elevate the possible success rate substantially.
Pricing & Procedure
Acupuncture needles are metallic, solid, and hair-thin. People experience acupuncture differently, but most feel no or minimal pain as needles are inserted. Some people are energized by treatment, while others feel relaxed.
Pricing depends on the individual’s treatment plan & goals. Every patient is unique and will require different treatments, which will be determined during the consultation.
Our team of medical professionals is trained in providing acupuncture as a complementary therapy and can help you make an informed decision about whether it’s the right treatment for you.
What is acupuncture, and how does it work for fertility?
Acupuncture is one of the oldest healing practices in the world, originated in ancient China more than 2,000 years ago. Acupuncture is a safe, drug-free way to prevent and treat disease, relieve pain, increase fertility, and improve overall health and wellness.
Acupuncture is based on the knowledge of vital energy flow to the whole body. This energy travels through pathways called meridian or channel (they are similar but not identical to the nervous and blood circulatory systems). Once this energy is deficient or blocked, then the body stops functioning normally and will eventually become sick.
By inserting needles into specific points along the meridians, the energy flow is restored and it will strengthen or promote energy circulation smoothly, unblock the stagnation in the meridians, and the body returns to its normal function to heal naturally.
Is acupuncture safe and effective for fertility treatments?
Acupuncture is generally considered a safe and effective option for fertility treatment. It involves the insertion of extremely thin needles into specific points in your body, which helps to stimulate blood flow, ease stress, and balance your hormone levels.
How many acupuncture sessions do I need for fertility treatment?
The number of acupuncture sessions required for fertility treatment can vary depending on individual needs. However, most acupuncturists recommend at least three to six consecutive weekly sessions before ovulation, followed by treatments during the two-week wait period. Acupuncture treatments are usually based on your menstrual cycle and can be adjusted accordingly as required.
Can acupuncture help with male infertility?
Acupuncture is not just for females; it can also be effective in treating infertility in males. It can improve sperm quality by raising testosterone levels, lowering inflammation, and supporting the overall health of the reproductive system.
What are the benefits of acupuncture for fertility?
Acupuncture offers several benefits for people struggling with infertility. It can regulate the menstrual cycle, improve ovarian function, enhance blood flow to the reproductive organs, and reduce stress and anxiety.
Should I continue my medications while getting acupuncture for fertility?
Yes, it is advisable to continue your conventional fertility medications while getting acupuncture treatment. It does not interfere with your medications or medical procedures but can enhance their effectiveness.
Are there any side effects of acupuncture for fertility?
How long does it take to see results from acupuncture for fertility?
The results from acupuncture treatment for fertility may vary for everyone, but it usually takes up to three months of regular acupuncture sessions to see significant improvement in fertility outcomes. Many women claim to experience changes in their menstrual cycles, ovulation, or pregnancy rates after regular acupuncture treatment.
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