Although the reasons for it have not yet been determined, ultrasounds have shown improved uterine blood flow in women who have undergone acupuncture. This can help to create a more Ultrasounds have shown that acupuncture can improve uterine blood flow, which can improve the environment in which implantation occurs.
Another benefit of acupuncture for IVF patients is that is has a calming and relaxing effect on the body and mind. Undergoing fertility treatments can be a stressful time for most, and stress can have a negative impact on fertility. Therefore, acupuncture is recommended as a relaxation treatment.
To maximise the benefits of acupuncture treatments, it is best to go for a session on the same day that your embryo transfer is booked in for. In some fertility clinics, there is now an acupuncture service available as they understand the benefits of this.
If your clinic doesn’t employ an acupuncturist and you seek out your own, look for someone with experience in working on fertility patients.
It is important to remember that acupuncture does not guarantee that your IVF treatment will be effective; it is a natural treatment that can improve your chances of conception.