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Acupuncture Treatment for Fertility

Acupuncture can help provide physical and emotional support for all stages of IUI, IVF and ICSI treatment. For this reason it is wise to plan to see your acupuncturist before you start your treatment cycle even in advance of knowing the schedule to which you will be adhering. At embryo transfer time, treatments are often arranged as close as possible either side of the transfer following one of the most studied and publicised protocols.
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Whether there is a suspected male factor in difficulty in conception or not, acupuncture can help relax and de-stress, thus ensuring a great start to beginning or expanding a family. If there are concerns following a sperm test, seeing an acupuncture practitioner may help identify any adverse dietary and lifestyle habits that may be causing issues. Because it takes 60-75 days to develop mature sperm, treatment is ideally given over a 3 to 6 month period for the best results when you are trying naturally, or before you begin an ICSI, IUI or IVF cycle. In assisted cycles it can be very beneficial to also have acupuncture on the day, or day before sperm collection.
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Acupuncture is particularly beneficial when you are thinking of starting a family and want to prepare and be in the best possible health to conceive. For couples who have been trying for a while it can give them the support and extra help they need to increase their chances of conceiving naturally. Treatment helps couples focus on their diet, lifestyle and work-life balance as well as helping to resolve any underlying emotional or physical imbalances that can affect fertility.
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