Embarking on IVF
IVF patients are recommended to have an acupuncture treatment in the days after egg collection, to reduce any local tissue trauma or bleeding, and help prepare a calm environment for the arrival of an embryo. This treatment can be combined with Schedule 2 or 3 above.
Schedule: 1 treatment within the 2-3 days following egg collection.
Many IVF clinics like to transfer embryos into a natural environment. Embryos that have been frozen and successfully thawed are transferred back into a uterus in its natural state at exactly the right time for implantation. Using electro-stimulation on acupuncture points on the abdomen in the 2 or 3 menstrual cycles before the transfer, has been shown in one trial to improve the structure of the uterine lining, the implantation rate and the pregnancy rate.
Schedule; 1-2 treatments per week in the 2-3 cycles before frozen embryo transfer