What Can Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine Do to Support IVF?

Acupuncture and herbal medicine can be used throughout the IVF process in support of a successful cycle.


When acupuncture and herbal medicine are used in preparation for IVF, they can increase blood flow to the uterus and ovaries. This can result in a thicker uterine lining, and in better ovarian function. This can result in better eggs and hormone levels.

Acupuncture and herbal medicine can also be used for the improvement of semen. Together, they can increase the flow of blood to the testicles to promote healthy sperm production and improve the quality and quantity of sperm.

Starting Stimulation

When acupuncture and herbal medicine are used during stimulation, this can result in more follicles and higher quality eggs. When combined with high quality sperm, this can result in embryos that are stronger with improved genetic viability.

During and After Transfer

The embryo transfer can be a very stressful time and acupuncture is very helpful for stress relief. Acupuncture can also promote a thicker uterine lining in order to facilitate implantation.

Acupuncture and herbal medicine can be used to help relax the cervix and uterus. This prevents uterine contractions post transfer.

After Implantation

After implantation, acupuncture and herbal medicine can help prevent miscarriage. Increased blood flow to the uterus helps nourish the embryo. Acupuncture also helps retain a thickened uterine lining while relieving stress which helps hold the pregnancy to term.

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