IVF Support Treatments
Northside Acupuncture has for many years provide support treatments prior to the commencement and during an IVF cycle.
For a 3 months prior to the commencement of an IVF cycle it may be beneficial to use Chinese Herbal preparations and Acupuncture, this may lead to a good healthy lining to the womb, may ensures an adequate blood supply to nourish the endometrium of the womb, and may also nourish the ovaries and help the developing follicles, prior to collection.
Once the IVF cycle has commenced then in most instances the IVF clinics prefer that the use of Chinese herbal preparations are dispensed with, but will generally recommend Acupuncture during the IVF cycle as a support treatment, on the day of egg retreival, an Acupuncture treatment is reccomended prior to collection, and then on the day of egg transfer whether it be a 3 day transfer or a 5 day transfer, an Acupuncture treatment on the morning before transfer and then as soon after transfer on the same day as the client can return to the clinic for a post transfer Acupuncture treatment. On day three after transfer another Acupuncture treatment is recommended which may aid with implantation and good circulation of blood to the womb.
If the IVF procedure results in a positive pregnancy, then weekly Acupuncture treatments are recommended up until week seven when an ultra sound is usually done to see if there is a healthy heart beat present.
Research has shown that IVF cycles done with Acupuncture may result in more pregnancy's than IVF cycles that have not had Acupuncture as part of the support treatments.
Northside Acupuncture and Traditional Chines Medicine Clinic is one of IVF Australia Prefered Practitioners
Acupuncture support for IVF
IVF has become in a lot of instances the only avenue left to a lot of couples who are tying to start a family. Most of the IVF clinics may suggest a visit to an acupuncturist, for treatment as an adjunct to the IVF cycle they are about to begin, here at Northside Acupuncture I have for many year been working with women who are under going IVF cycles.There has been a great deal of research done over the last 15 years and all the evidence based research indicates that Acupuncture treatments in conjunction with the IVF cycle may help with a better outcome, this is why the IVF clinics are very supportive of Acupuncture .Northside Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine Clinic is one of I.V.F Australia's Prefered Practitioners, that is to say a prefered practitioner is one of the practitioners recognised by I.V.F Australia as having the neccessary years of clinical practice and knowledge to deliver a safe support treatment tat may help with the outcome of I.V.F cycles
Herbal Medicine Support for IVF
Herbal Medicine Support for IVF , in the lead up to the commencement of an IVF cycle Chinese Herbal Medicine may help with the the outcome of invetro fertilisation, combined with Acupuncture circulation to the ovaries and uterus may be increased,the lining of the womb is also seen to increase in thickness due to the increased blood circulation,Acupuncture may also aid in the stimulation of the follicles which is also beneficial in the developement of good strong healthy eggs.Generally Herbs are started 3 months prior to the commencement of an IVF cycle, with a once weekly acupuncture treatment in conjunction, this may result in increased blood circulation , greater stimulation of the ovaries and also may aid in the follicle developement each cycle.At the commencement of the IVF cycle use of the herbs ceases, but Acupuncture continues once weekly right throughout the cycle,and then on the morning of egg collection acupupuncture is performed to help with circulation of blood and to conteract any anxiety or nervousness.On the day of the transfer Acupuncture is once again performed before the transfer and then the client returns to the clinic as soon after the transfer as possible preferable with in the first 2 hours after the transfer has taken place.Then 3 days after the transfer another acupuncture treatment is performed, this may aid with implantation and the circulation of blood to nourish the newly imlanted egg, it may also have a calming effect on the client to alleviate any stress or anxiety she may be experiencing.
Acupuncture on collection day
Acupuncture on collection day: On the day of egg collection an Acupuncture treatment is performed, this treatment is done prior to the visit to the IVF clinic, this treatment is useful as it may help to increase blood circulation to the uterus and ovaries, it may also help to stimulate the folicles and to help calm the women of any anxiety and stress, as this can be a very stressful time for any woman acupuncture may be helpful in allay any nervousness and apprehension, especially if this is her first IVF cycle.
Acupuncture on Transfer Day
Acupuncture on Transfer Day: On the day of egg transfer an acupuncture treatment is performed prior to the womans visit to the IVF clinic, this may benefit the woman greatly, in that it will help to calm and allay any stress or anxiety that she may be feeling, it also may help to increases the the circulation of blood to the uterus and the endometrium of the womb, it may also aid in the implantation process.Once the transfer has been completed successfuly the woman returns to the clinic as soon after the transfer has taken place as is possible, preferably in the first 2 hours after transfer, where another acupuncture session is performed using different acupuncture points to those used prior to the transfer , these new points may help aid in the implantation and nourishing of the egg in the lining of her womb, and may also help in creating a warm and conducive environment for successful implantation in the womb
I.V.F. AUSTRALIA PREFFERED PRACTITIONER
Northside Acupuncture is one of I.V.F Australia's prefered practitioners for acupuncture treatment prior to and during I.V.F cycles. Northside Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine clinic has for many years been working with couples with conception problems, and have found it neccessary to under go I.V.F treatments to help in their efforts to concieve.