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Pregnancy Acupuncture in Melbourne & IVF Support

Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine treatment have been proven to show results in supporting many IVF patients throughout Melbourne and the rest of the world. A review published in the British Medical Journal in 2008 found that Traditional Chinese Medical (TCM) treatment can increase success rates of IVF by 65%. Chinese medicine may assist patients by improving general well-being, regulating the autonomic nervous system, and therefore maintaining an appropriate balance in hormones required for a successful pregnancy. It may also relax the uterus, increase uterine blood flow and thicken the uterine lining, so that it becomes more receptive to receiving an embryo.

At Evergreen Chinese Medical Centre in Melbourne, we offer IVF and pregnancy acupuncture in Melbourne to patients who are looking to conceive.

Benefits of TCM in IVF support

There are many ways IVF acupuncture and Chinese medicine may support couples who are trying to conceive:

Diet and lifestyle advice, combined with fertility acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, may improve ovarian function to improve egg quality.

Balancing hormone levels (e.g. FSH, LH, estrogen), and lessening the side effects of drugs used before and during the medication phase of IVF.

Acupuncture fertility on the day of embryo transfer may promote successful implantation.

Increasing blood flow to the uterus, and increasing the thickness of the uterine lining.

Preventing the uterus from contracting.

Reducing anxiety levels associated with infertility and IVF.

Improving sperm morphology and motility.

Supporting and helping sustain pregnancy.

Your treatment process

As with the fertilisation procedure itself, IVF acupuncture in Melbourne is a process that involves several stages, from preparing the body for conception to the maintenance of the body during pregnancy. Each stage of the process is important, and patients are advised to attend weekly consultations and treatments, plus an additional treatment on the day of the embryo transfer stage of the fertilisation procedure.

Below is an outline of the TCM for IVF support process:

1. Preparing the body for IVF

Before trying to conceive, it is important to ensure that the body is ready to do so. Many factors, such as stress and anxiety, can affect the body’s balance of hormones, reducing the chances of pregnancy. In addition, some underlying conditions including endometriosis and PCOS can cause infertility and interfere with the body’s ability to successfully bear an embryo or fetus, thus reducing the chances of successful conception. Our IVF acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine in our Melbourne clinics may be able to help treat the disorders associated with infertility. In addition, TCM treatment also works to improve the general well-being and constitution of the body, further putting you in a better position for falling pregnant.

2. TCM treatment during the medication phase of IVF

During the medication phase of IVF, drugs will be prescribed by your doctor in order to stimulate the greater ovulation necessary for the procedure. Acupuncture fertility in Melbourne during this phase may help increase the effectiveness of these medications by regulating the body’s hormone levels to ensure an appropriate balance and encouraging an increased blood supply to the uterus and ovaries. This not only encourages the ovaries to develop more follicles and maintain healthier eggs but also results in a thicker lining of the uterus which increases the chances of successful implantation of the embryo and conception.

3. TCM treatment after egg collection

After the egg collection phase of the IVF procedure, local tissue trauma or bleeding may occur. This can disturb the environment in which the embryo will be implanted after embryo transfer and decrease the chances of a successful pregnancy. Undering TCM treatment after egg collection in our Melbourne clinic may be able to reduce these symptoms and help prepare a calm, suitable environment for the embryo after the transfer, creating a perfect environment for a successful pregnancy.

4. Acupuncture on the day of embryo transfer

On the day of the embryo transfer, it is important for the uterus to be in good condition for successful implantation. It is suggested that patients also have an IVF acupuncture session in one of our Melbourne clinics on the day of the embryo transfer. Fertility acupuncture in Melbourne is a treatment on this day that may help relax the uterus and increase its blood flow, creating better conditions to help increase the chance of successful implantation.

5. TCM treatment after embryo transfer

After the implantation of the zygote, two things may happen: the zygote may either successfully develop in the uterus and a successful pregnancy may be achieved, or the zygote may fail to develop. To try to ensure that the latter does not occur, TCM treatment after the transfer of the zygote aims to help maintain implantation and nourish the growth of the zygote. It can also relax the uterus to prevent contractions, which can cause bleeding and miscarriages. Additionally, pregnancy acupuncture in Melbourne aims to reduce the risk of other factors which can cause miscarriages, such as rejection by the immune system, as well as reducing anxiety in order to increase the chances of a successful pregnancy.

6. TCM treatment during pregnancy

If pregnancy is achieved after fertilisation treatment, it is recommended that patients continue with TCM treatment in order to help ensure a safe, successful and happy pregnancy. Pregnancy acupuncture and Chinese medicine may help alleviate many of the symptoms experienced during your term, most notably anxiety and morning sickness. In addition, other disorders which may develop during pregnancy, such as gestational diabetes and hypertension may be assisted using fertility acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine.

Exploring the Role of Acupuncture in Fertility

Acupuncture has become increasingly popular as a natural and holistic way of helping couples conceive. With growing evidence that it can be an effective form of fertility treatment, more and more people are turning to this traditional approach in their quest for pregnancy success. But what does one need to know before considering acupuncture as a fertility treatment option?

First, it is important to understand the basics of how acupuncture works. By inserting very thin needles into specific points on the body, acupuncturists are able to stimulate these points and activate the body’s natural healing mechanisms. During a fertility treatment session, these needles can be inserted at precise points along energy pathways (known as meridians) to help balance and restore the flow of chi, or life energy. This can have a positive influence on fertility by helping to unblock any blockages or imbalances in hormone levels.

Another important factor to consider is how acupuncture fertility Melbourne program fits into your overall fertility plan. While acupuncture can be beneficial for couples who are trying to conceive naturally, it is also often recommended as a complementary therapy to other fertility treatments, such as IVF or IUI. By using acupuncture alongside these more conventional treatments, couples can boost their chances of success and increase the effectiveness of their overall plan.

Acupuncture fertility can be a great process in helping couples achieve pregnancy success, but as with any fertility treatment, it is important to consult with an experienced practitioner and do your research before jumping in. With the right combination of treatments and dedication to a plan tailored for each individual couple, acupuncture can be an effective part of the journey towards parenthood. 

How TCM may help

In recent years, Chinese medicine Melbourne has become renowned for its ability to create significantly increased success rates for those undergoing fertility treatments and other remedies for conditions such as eczema. By improving promoting natural healing, acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine has proven to be excellent complementary treatment for IVF, with many studies confirming this.

How we can help

Dr. Xing as has many years of experience in assisting patients with IVF support both in Melbourne and around the world. In addition to helping with conception, Dr. Xing’s services also aim to to improve the general constitution of the body and help patients achieve a happier, more relaxed state of mind, which is important in successfully achieving pregnancy.

The goal of our Melbourne clinic staff is to offer Chadstone, Caulfield and surrounding patients effective treatment through natural, holistic methods, providing them with greater hope of achieving what they ultimately seek.

Book your appointment today

If you would like further information regarding our IVF acupuncture in Melbourne or would like to book an appointment now, you may contact Dr. Xing’s clinic at 71 Hillcrest Road Frankston at (03) 9785 6688, or 1262 Dandenong Road Murrumbeena on (03) 9041 8879.