Acupuncture Improves IVF Success Rate

Acupuncture has been used to optimize men and women’s fertility for over 2000 years. Recent clinical studies show that combining acupuncture with your IVF can:

  • Optimize your chances of implantation and full-term births
  • Reduce stress and help you relax before and during IVF
  • Minimize symptoms associated with ART treatment

Our acupuncture treatment plans are based on evidence-based protocols and range from preconception programs to one or two treatments on the day of embryo transfer to a course of treatment that leads up to IVF transfer and continues after it, which have been shown to increase overall pregnancy rates.
You and our acupuncturist will discuss which plan best suits your needs. Studies suggest that acupuncture is more effective when done with increased frequency.

Below are some of our treatment options:

Acupuncture before and during the medication phase of IVF
 Clinical trials have shown that acupuncture performed before and during IVF increases blood flow to the uterus and ovaries. In addition, acupuncture regulates fertility hormones, which may contribute to follicle development and increased implantation. We prescribe two to three treatments per week for six to twelve weeks before egg retrieval plus treatment at the time of embryo transfer to optimize your results.

Preconception Treatment of 
Traditional Chinese medicine offers you a natural way to optimize your fertility during the critical 4-6 months before conception. Our preconception program combines diet therapy, lifestyle counseling, mind-body techniques, herbal formulas, and acupuncture, all designed to balance your hormones and boost your overall health and well-being.

The preconception program can help you enhance your fertility naturally or ensure that your body is in the best condition to conceive before you try IVF. Dr. Wang will work with you to do an in-depth evaluation of you and your partner’s condition and create a personalized treatment plan based on your individual diagnosis.

In the U.S. the pregnancy success rates among women using IVF aged between 35 and 40 remained as low as 35 percent and just 20 percent among women older than 40 years of age, the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention statistics revealed. Each IVF attempt costs more than $15,000. Starting acupuncture as soon as possible to prepare for your cycle will result in the best success.