Acupuncture for IVF Brisbane

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Acupuncture for IVF Brisbane

Acupuncture for IVF Brisbane support

Each week, many couples come to our acupuncture for IVF Brisbane clinic seeking advice on how we might help them.

Here’s a snippet of what we cover.

The growth in the West of acupuncture as a viable and effective option to help maximise fertility and IVF outcomes has been sparked by clinical research.

This has led many IVF clinics in the United States and elsewhere to either refer actively to acupuncturists, or employ them on-site as valuable members of their healthcare teams.

Systemic reviews into acupuncture for IVF

Systemic reviews before 2016 found that evidence for acupuncture’s effectiveness in supporting IVF and other assisted reproductive technology (ART) was ‘unclear’. However, a more recent systemic review by Qian et al 2017 has found that …

‘… based on an analysis of the studies, acupuncture improves the CPR [clinical pregnancy rate] among women undergoing IVF.’

In this review, the best effects were seen when acupuncture was used during controlled ovarian hyperstimulation.

The Qian et al review covered 30 clinical research trials that involved, in total, 6344 women.

(Reference: Qian, et al, Therapeutic effect of acupuncture on the outcomes of in vitro fertilization:  a systematic review and meta-analysis, Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics, March 2017, Volume 295, Issue 3, pp 543-558.)

Another systemic review, this time by Shen et al in 2015, showed acupuncture to be effective when used on the day of embryo transfer.

And a more recent systemic review from 2017 (Jo et al) involving women who underwent IVF and ICSI came to the conclusion that …

‘… acupuncture may increase the clinical pregnancy rate and ongoing pregnancy rate and decrease the risk of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome in women with PCOS undergoing IVF or intracyoplasmic sperm injection.’

As is usual, the authors recommended further studies to maximise confidence in the conclusions. They also caution in interpreting the results.

Please know that research is continuing into how acupuncture can assist with the effectiveness of ART treatments.

We use these systemic reviews at Soothe’s acupuncture for IVF Brisbane studio

Our acupuncture for IVF Brisbane programs borrow from the effective techniques identified by these systemic reviews to maximise outcomes for couples who come in to see us.

Our focus is on preparing our clients for IVF or ICSI, and supporting them during ART rounds.

We sometimes recommend that couples come in to see us three months before you first undergo ART, preferably twice a week, to prepare their bodies and minds for the medical treatment that lies ahead.

Contact our acupuncture for IVF Brisbane studio to see how we might be able to support you.

Does acupuncture hurt? And other questions …

Usually, people find acupuncture relaxing. Believe it or not, but many fall asleep while having a treatment!
Acupuncture is generally considered to be safe but occasionally (as with all health treatments), may be associated with possible adverse reactions in individual cases.
The Commonwealth Government now registers acupuncturists. Ask to see a practitioner’s qualifications and professional membership. Check that they use disposable needles.
There is a growing amount of scientific evidence showing it can help people with a range of conditions. Acupuncture is a gentle healing therapy. Each treatment builds on the former to bring about lasting change in the way Qi flows through the body, which is the key to restoring health. This is why a course of treatments is usually needed. The length of the course depends on the duration and serverity of your condition, and your constitution.
A major reason why people choose acupuncture is that it will not interfere with medications they might already be taking. Another key reason is that acupuncture can produce excellent results.
While most of us don’t cherish the thought of needles, know that acupuncture needles are very fine, so they glide into the body effortlessly. Once they’re in, you usually can’t feel them.

Our acupuncture for IVF Brisbane practitioners

Acupuncture Brisbane therapist, Nathan Francis

Nathan Francis is Soothe Acupuncture Brisbane’s owner and practitioner of Chinese Medicine.

In China in 2008, Nathan worked alongside medical doctors who specialise in acupuncture, where he learned a number of techniques that aren’t taught in the West.

Margi Macdonald, acupuncture for fertility Brisbane practitioner

You are met with compassion, respect, acceptance, good humour and professionalism, whenever you get a treatment with Margi Macdonald.

Margi is a fully accredited member of AACMA – the peak professional association for Australian acupuncturists and Chinese medicine health practitioners.

Why choose us?

  • Qualified therapists with overseas hospital experience
  • Holistic approach to treatment to bring about lasting results
  • A focus on Chinese medicine, so our therapies work synergistically
  • Addressing the cause, not just the symptoms
  • Caring, professional therapists who genuinely seek the best outcomes

Soothe’s acupuncture for IVF Brisbane schedule

Acupuncture for IVF Brisbane pricing

Initial treatment: $90 Follow-up treatments: $70 Acupuncture is covered by major health funds
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