Acupuncture for IVF
Our dedicated team of acupuncturists, headed up by Zita West, are highly experienced in treating women who are having IVF. We carry out over 3,000 acupuncture treatments a year. Research suggests that acupuncture may help in various areas relating to assisted conception, including during the lead-up to a cycle and immediately before and after embryo transfer (though, as with most research related to complementary treatments, this can’t be considered proven). We believe that it contributes to our very high levels of IVF success.
For IVF we generally recommend commencing the week before you begin the cycle.
It’s important to make sure you are treated according to your own individual circumstances. On your first visit your practitioner will take into consideration your medical history and lifestyle, as well as making observational diagnoses. Our clinical questionnaires are carefully compiled to provide our practitioners with this important information
Within the programme of acupuncture we suggest sessions at various key times during the IVF process:
- In the lead up to your cycle
- Pre- and post-embryo transfer
- The Two-Week Wait
During the 2 week wait which is often an anxious time we offer women a very gentle treatment for stress and relaxation between days 7 and 10. These are very comforting sessions which help to support your body and relieve tension and anxiety whilst you await your pregnancy result.
Our National Network of Affiliated Acupuncturists
As well as our team at the clinic we have developed a national network of affiliated though independent acupuncturists who specialise in all aspects of female and male reproductive health.*
All our affiliates have received training in Zita’s unique holistic approach to achieving optimum reproductive health as well as the diagnostic processes and treatment protocols followed at our London clinic.
Same Day Booking Service. Please call our reception team and although availability cannot be guaranteed we will do everything possible to accommodate you.
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