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At Annie Wang Acupuncture we offer In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) support and acupuncture for Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) to enhance fertility and increase success rates for patients going through Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART). Not only are IVF and IUI procedures costly, they can make you feel physically and emotionally spent. Our team of caring, compassionate practitioners is ready to help you along your journey to reach your goal of a happy, and healthy pregnancy!
Acupuncture for IVF offers a number of benefits and has been proven successful. Women who choose to undergo IVF in an effort to conceive typically take fertility medications, which can result in side effects such as hot flashes, mood swings, nausea, breast tenderness, bloating, and more. During the follicle stimulation process, IVF acupuncture can help to balance hormones, reduce stress, and alleviate bloating. Too much hormone medication can lead to ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS), in which your ovaries become swollen and painful. A small number of women may develop severe OHSS, which can cause rapid weight gain, abdominal pain, vomiting and shortness of breath. Acupuncture can help alleviate these symptoms. Sometimes a woman’s uterine lining can be too thin and inhibits implantation. Getting acupuncture before an embryo transfer stimulates estrogen production and helps increase blood flow to the uterus, which helps create an environment that nourishes the egg and reduces, or prevents, uterine contractions.
IUI acupuncture also optimizes success rates for those undergoing intrauterine insemination and other Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART). While it works to decrease the side effects of fertility medications mentioned above, acupuncture relaxes your body and decreases stress to enhance reproductive function and regulate natural hormonal production. The nourishment provided by improved blood flow results in better egg quality, stronger embryos, a thicker uterine lining, and other reproductive benefits.
Infertility can be caused by polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), endometriosis, poor ovarian reserve and advanced maternal age. Couples often decide that IVF or IUI is the best route after they have tried to become pregnant the traditional way for months, years, without success. Men also have issues that can contribute to fertility problems
such as low sperm count, swelling in the scrotum, or prostate/testicular issues. They can be caused by our modern lifestyle that’s more sedentary and stressful, as well as increased environmental toxins. IVF acupuncture is a complementary therapy that can be used to promote fertility in both women and men, optimizing the chances that ART efforts will result in pregnancy.
For the best possible outcome, we recommend IVF or IUI acupuncture at least three months prior to beginning these procedures, particularly for those with autoimmune, hormone, advanced maternal age, or implantation factors. Our treatment is tailored to individual issues and the constitution of each patient.
Acupuncture for IVF or IUI at its most basic is a natural, non-invasive treatment that increases blood flow; important because blood carries oxygen, nutrients, hormones that are essential to the uterus, ovaries, testicles, and other reproductive organs so they can function at their best. Stress and anxiety are huge factors many couples face when trying to become pregnant. Acupuncture promotes relaxation and emotional wellness..
If you are interested in learning more about how acupuncture can help increase your odds of conceiving with IUI or IVF, contact Annie Wang Acupuncture at 650-468-3636. Our passion is helping those in Los Altos and surrounding cities optimize fertility and realize their dreams.