Acupuncture for Fertility

Acupuncture for Fertility

Acupuncture  has already shown tremendous promise  is fertility.  Research has shown the ability to balance hormones and treat PCOS, improve sperm/egg quality, lead to improved pregnancy rates, and more.  <1>  This is causing an increasing number of men and women to undergo acupuncture treatment in conjunction with fertility treatments each year. 

<1>Therapeutic effect of acupuncture on the outcomes of in vitro fertilization: a systematic review and meta-analysis, from Pud

(1) Acupuncture Protocol for IUI or Ovulation Induction Treatment Cycle

IUI treatment is commonly referred to as artificial insemination and is a simple procedure in which sperm is collected, concentrated, and deposited into a woman’s uterus.  we recommend that after you have completed the female acupuncture treatment described above, you enroll in our IUI cycle-specific acupuncture protocol described below:

  • Treatment 1: 
    after heavy flow of menstruation.
  • Treatment 2:  
    before trigger shot.
  • Treatment 3:
    “immediately” before the IUI (or intercourse).
  • Treatment 4: 
    a week after the IUI (or intercourse).

(2) Acupuncture Protocol for IVF Treatment Cycle

For patients undergoing IVF, acupuncture treatment leading up to your retrieval is intended to balance your hormones and increase nourishing blood flow to your uterus and ovaries.  

We recommend that patients follow the female acupuncture protocol for at least 12 weeks prior to starting IVF treatment.  This amount of time helps to increase the chances that the egg and resulting embryo are healthy and that the body can receive the embryo and sustain a successful pregnancy.  The specific acupuncture protocol we recommend during your IVF cycle is described below:

  • Treatment 1: 
    after heavy flow of menstruation.
  • Treatment 2: 
    before egg retrieval.
  • Treatment 3 & 4: 
    Immediately before and after embryo transfer.
  • Treatment 5:  
    3-5 days after embryo transfer.

Treatment Fee

Consultation Fee:$100 per visit 

Acupuncture:$300 per visit 

(Meridian Medical Massage is provided, which needs our doctor’s referrals)