• IVF acupuncture support

  • 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 an IVF 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.

    For example, a simple treatment plan for a short IVF cycle may look something like this:

    Initial acupuncture treatment and prescribed Chinese herbs within 2 weeks of the beginning of menses. Continuation of herbs and ongoing acupuncture once weekly, including 2 on the day of embryo transfer (ET) - one before ET, and one after, both ideally within 2 hrs of the transfer. Treatments to continue until the confirmation blood test at 2 weeks.

    After a successful transfer and implantation we'll continue to support you in the calm atmosphere of our clinic, to help you enjoy a comfortable and healthy pregnancy.