What is IVF Acupuncture ?


IVF acupuncture is one of the most commonly used acupuncture treatments for acupuncture before and after in vitro fertilization. Modern medical practice has shown that after acupuncture-assisted treatment, the number of fertilized eggs can be doubled during the embryo transfer process, and the pregnancy is significantly improved.

A report on the treatment of infertility in the treatment of infertility by In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) has confirmed that moxibustion-assisted treatment can significantly improve the success rate of IVF. 160 patients who received IVF acupuncture treatment were divided into two groups, one of whom was treated with IVF only, and the other with acupuncture in IVF therapy. The traditional acupuncture treatment is to treat each patient before and after the fertilized egg is imported into the uterus.

IVF acupuncture treatment of infertility, mainly has the following auxiliary effects:

  • Increase blood circulation and supply, nutrition uterus and ovaries
  • Stimulate the release of hormones and regulate the menstrual cycle
  • Relieve anxiety and stress, improve pregnancy ability
  • Prevent uterine contractions
  • Reduce the side effects of transplant drugs
  • Enhance immune function
  • Improve semen quality,
  • Reduce the chance of abortion and increase the implantation rate.
  • Promote ovarian function, improve egg quality, and improve the quality of fertilized eggs

It is important to note that traditional acupuncture treatment is particularly important during each cycle of IVF operation, as acupuncture can increase your chances of successful pregnancy to achieve your desired pregnancy.

Acupuncture treatment for IVF women:

1) During the pre- and post-IVF treatment, acupuncture treatment can:

  • Reconcile the body with blood and balance yin and yang.
  • Adjust the menstrual cycle
  • Help ovulation
  • Help improve the quality of fertilized eggs

It is recommended to have 1 or 2 acupuncture treatments per week for 4-5 weeks.

2) Acupuncture treatment after receiving fertilized eggs:

  • Reduce local tissue damage and bleeding,
  • Warm the uterus to help create a spring-like environment that is easy for embryo formation.

It is recommended to take 2-3 acupunctures in the first week after receiving the fertilized eggs, and then take 1-2 times a week for acupuncture treatment in the next few weeks.

3) On the day of receiving the embryo, receive acupuncture:

  • can increase pregnancy rate

4) One week after receiving the embryo:

  • Improve blood microcirculation in the uterus, nutrition placenta
  • Reduce anxiety

Acupuncture is recommended once a week for 12 weeks of pregnancy.

Acupuncture treatment for infertile men:

1) Acupuncture before female IVF:

  • Reconcile body qi and blood, balance yin and yang
  • Increase sperm motility and morphology

Recommended 2 times a week for 4 weeks

2) Receive acupuncture on the day before or on the day of contributing sperm:

  • Reduce anxiety
  • Enhance sperm motility and morphology

Precautions of acupuncture:

  • Acupuncture helps the infertility caused by non-organic causes to work well. If there are organic causes (such as ovarian cysts, uterine fibroids, etc.), first use acupuncture or Chinese medicine for the primary disease, and then treat infertility.
  • Treatment would focus on menstruation, supplementing spleen and kidney, ovulation should take effective measures to promote ovulation, and take the opportunity to grasp the time of fertilization.
  • Patients should remember not to eat cold food and cold.
  • Usually treated once a week, depending on the case.

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