In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) is a ground-breaking treatment that assists nature in bringing together the egg and the sperm to facilitate conception and pregnancy.
Five-Element Acupuncture is a system of medicine that also works with nature.This style of acupuncture does not treat symptoms directly and there are no formulas or set protocols we use when you are going through IVF, instead each treatment is focussed on helping you be as well as possible in the widest sense. By facilitating balance and harmony in you, your body has a much better chance to find its own natural balance so that the internal environment is optimum to create new life.
By combining our treatment with IVF, our patients, and some medical consultants, have reported that success rates seem to improve, and not only in creating the most ideal conditions for conception, but also giving the highest possible chance of a problem-free pregnancy. Our goal is always to help people conceive without IVF but where it is necessary the marriage of these two systems appear to have a very positive outcome.
We recommend you start having acupuncture treatments around 3 months prior to starting IVF, but where this is not possible treatment can still have a significant effect at any time.
For more information on acupuncture and IVF please read this article.