Some good reasons why you should think about having acupuncture before and during your IVF cycle

There are several good reasons why you should think about having acupuncture before and during your IVF cycle

……..or maybe why you shouldn’t !

 

 

Spoiler alert …..

If you are young, and healthy and doing IVF only because of male factor or blocked tubes, acupuncture might not benefit you as much as it could other IVF patients.

UNLESS you are feeling a bit stressed about the whole thing, then you should definitely consider it.

OR if you are planning a frozen embryo transfer, there is a lot you can do to prepare the uterine lining.

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8 things you should know about the uterine lining, and 6 things you can do to improve implantation of an embryo.

 

Embryo Preparing to Implant

Embryo Preparing to Implant

The implantation of an embryo in the uterus is a crucial early step in establishing a successful pregnancy.

Here we are talking about the first few steps of life ………

This is a hatching blastocyst, ready to find its implantation site and begin life in its new home for the next 9 months.

You can see how busy this little embryo has been just getting this far by clicking here!

 

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Jade Formulas for Functional Female Infertility

Source: Golden Mirror Publishing, USA
Jane Lyttleton
2013

The chapters in this manual describe the various Jade formulas (sold in the States). They include information that is most useful to TCM doctors, but may also be of interest to women and men who are interested in Chinese herbal medicine. Formulas for functional female infertility follow the menstrual cycle closely. This chapter describes in detail the herbs traditionally used in clinics in China. You can read more about the formulas and their ingredients here.

Jade Formulas for Gynaecological conditions.

Source: Golden Mirror Publishing, USA
Jane Lyttleton
2013

Gynaecological conditions such as endometriosis and polycystic ovarian disease can impact fertility (and quality of life) significantly. Similarly fibroids and polyps may also impact fertility, or cause troublesome symptoms. And while dysmenorrhoea and premenstrual syndrome are not considered causes of infertility, they will always be addressed by the TCM doctor, since they indicate internal and hormonal imbalances. Chinese medicine has long used herbal medicines to treat these conditions. This chapter describes formulas that are used to treat these conditions, based on traditional and modern usage of Chinese herbs. You can read more about these formulas here.

 

Tiny needles, big impact

Acupuncture has the potential to help many women. Photo: Natalie Boog
Source: Sydney Morning Herald, The Age Paula Goodyer 8th June 2013
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is finding its way into the press often these days. This is because it is occurring more and more frequently especially among young women. It is one of the main causes of infertiity in younger women...

 

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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and Fertility Part One

Source: Health Naturally Magazine, Jane Lyttleton, 1st May 2013

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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is a label being given to more and more young women. The specialists are not yet sure what the cause of this disorder is, but its increasing prevalence is making us wonder if its something we are doing in our modern lifestyles.

Part one of this article looks at all the things that contribute to or influence PCOS. Part Two (following) looks  at all the treatment options including acupuncture.

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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and Fertility Part Two

Source: Health Naturally Magazine, Jane Lyttleton, 1st June 2013
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Treatment for PCOS is limited but excitingly Chinese medicine is proving to offer good alternatives to pharmaceutical or surgical options. This is especially in the case of women who are not ovulating frequently or who are trying to conceive.

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Treatment for PCOS is limited but excitingly Chinese medicine is proving to offer good alternatives to pharmaceutical or surgical options. This is especially in the case of women who are not ovulating frequently or who are trying to conceive.

Traditional Chinese Medicine Makes Fertility Treatments Far More Effective

Source: Medical News Today, 11th Jan 2012
Researchers in israel found that when combining IUI with TCM treatments, 65.5 percent of the test group were able to conceive, compared with 39.4 percent of the control group, who received no herbal or acupuncture therapy. The method is as "close to nature" as possible and can be used by women employing sperm donors, or with their partner's sperm.

 

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