Acupuncture for IVF support in Brisbane

Soothe Acupuncture and Tui Na Bodywork is a Brisbane natural medicine clinic that sees women who are embarking on IVF, conveniently located in Holland Park in the Brisbane south area.

For more than 10 years, we’ve been providing acupuncture to couples from throughout Brisbane, particularly our nearby suburbs of Coorparoo, Stones Corner, Mount Gravatt East, Annerley, Tarragindi and Camp Hill.

These days, many health practitioners may recommend acupuncture as an adjunct treatment that might assist with IVF treatment.

What’s the evidence that acupuncture may assist with IVF treatment?

You may have heard of clinical research trials or randomised controlled trials.

But have you heard of systemic reviews?

Systemic reviews are the gold standard in evidence-based medicine.

They aggregate, or collect, the information from individual clinical research trials and critically appraise the data, comparing trials, to form a more complete conclusion on how well an ‘intervention’ – acupuncture in our case – works.

2 systemic reviews from recent years

Before 2016, the systemic reviews that existed then found that evidence for acupuncture’s ability to support women undergoing IVF was unclear.

More recent systemic reviews are serving to firm things up.

Please know that research is continuing into how acupuncture for IVF might assist.

Ask your treating practitioner/s about how acupuncture might help you.

Our acupuncture for IVF support practitioners are trained and registered

Soothe’s Brisbane acupuncture for IVF support therapists are Nathan Francis and Margi Macdonald.

Both are members of the peak professional acupuncture body, the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association.

They’ve undertaken post graduate professional studies in acupuncture, attending numerous conferences and workshops about IVF support over the past 10 years.

They offer their knowledge and empathy to every one of their clients.

Contact us for more details.

Nathan Francis
Acupuncturist and Chinese medicine practitioner

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Margi Macdonald
Acupuncturist and Chinese medicine practitioner

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Our acupuncture for IVF support approach

Our acupuncture for IVF support programs borrow from the techniques identified by systemic reviews.

We work with women who are preparing for IVF and undergoing current rounds.

Who comes to see us?

Usually, we see two types of women:

  • those who have already been through many IVF cycles and are now seeking additional support
  • others who have not yet started IVF and are contemplating combining their rounds with acupuncture.

Sometimes, we see people only on their embryo transfer day.

Your experience with us might involve acupuncture, herbs, and dietary and lifestyle advice.

Acupuncture pricing

Initial treatment: $98

Follow-up appointments: $76

Acupuncture for IVF support is covered by major health funds

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