Women who receive acupuncture alongside fertility treatment are up to 65% more likely to conceive than women who receive fertility treatment alone.

Fertility & Acupuncture

Acupuncture - the ancient Chinese practice of inserting very thin needles into meridian points in the body has long been lauded for its medical benefits. 

But it’s also been proven to help improve fertility rates among women trying to conceive naturally or with assisted fertility treatment such as Ovulation induction cycles or In vitro fertilization (IVF).

The Benefits of Acupuncture
for Fertility

  • Improves hormone balance and ovulation.
  • Improves pregnancy rate in patients undergoing (IVF) by increasing blood flow to the uterus.
  • Studies show that acupuncture performed before and after embryo transfer improves pregnancy rates by 50-65%.
  • Increases blood supply and circulation to reproductive organs, boosting their function
  • Treats certain causes of miscarriages.
  • Increases libido.
  • Regulates the menstrual cycle.
  • Supports ovulation.
  • Improves the quality of eggs in women with Low AMH (low ovarian reserve)
  • Helps with High FSH
  • Helps with Unexplained Infertility
  • Increases low sperm counts and improves the quality of sperm in men
  • Calming your body throughout the fertility journey

Fertility Acupuncture can be for anyone trying to conceive. You do not need to be an IVF client with us to experience the benefits of fertility acupuncture. We offer several different fertility acupuncture programs to meet you in your IVF cycle and fertility journey.

In addition to boosting your chances of conception, acupuncture can help reduce the symptoms of PCOS, endometriosis, and hormonal imbalance

When should you receive fertility acupuncture?

Most Important Times for Acupuncture

Whether you are seeking fertility acupuncture to incorporate with your fertility treatment or are interested in assistance naturally, there are certain times during your cycle that are best.

Generally speaking, the most important times to have acupuncture are:

  • Day 5, 6, 7 or 8 of your menstrual cycle
  • Immediately before ovulation
  • Immediately after ovulation
  • During embryo transfer cycle
  • Day of embryo transfer (before)
  • Day of embryo transfer (after)
Why choses Lisanne Wellness Center for your Fertility Acupuncture care?

Lisanne Wellness Center was established in 2007, working with clients and patients undergoing fertility care. We work closely with a Reproductive center and know the specifics about fertility treatments, ovulation and cycle management.  Are committee is helping build happy families through their fertility journeys.

We bring you an all-encompassing approach that combines fertility treatments with your own personal wellness. We look at the whole picture to bring you a fertility program that matches your physical and mental wellbeing for the best chance of conception.

Our Programs

Our on-site services are simple, convenient, and designed to fit anyone’s lifestyle. We offer several Acupuncture Programs to suit your fertility journey.

Fertility Acupuncture Services

Our on-site services are simple, convenient, and designed to fit anyone’s lifestyle. We offer a number of Acupuncture Programs to suit your fertility path.

Fertility BodyPrep

If you’re trying to conceive naturally or have had negative IVF treatment cycles, we recommend preparatory fertility acupuncture starting roughly 90 days before conception - since the egg prepares for fertilization 90 days in advance. 

Who is this for? While acupuncture can be beneficial to everyone, we especially recommend it to women over 35, trying on your own naturally for over 6 months with no success, women who have had difficulty getting pregnant in the past, and women who have experienced a failed IVF cycle. It is also helpful for anyone who has previously miscarried, those suffering from PCOS, or women with irregular cycles. 

Fertility BodyPrep Acupuncture Program acupuncture can boost your chances of getting pregnant naturally by increasing blood flow to the egg and reproductive organs (which collectively take 3 months to prepare for conception), reducing stress levels (and subsequent cortisol levels), and helping to regulate hormones. With Fertility BodyPrep Acupuncture Program , we also include color therapy to further reduce the stress of trying to conceive.

Includes: 12 sessions acupuncture with color therapy - in 90 days leading up to conception

Pricing: $900

Egg Retrieval Acupuncture Program

Our Egg Retrieval Acupuncture is designed for clients undergoing an egg retrieval cycle who want to boost their eggs’ quantity and quality. The program includes four fertility acupuncture sessions surrounding egg retrieval. This process helps promote blood flow to your reproductive organs, strengthen the endometrial lining, and reduce stress levels, which can interfere with IVF success.  

Includes: 4 highly specialized acupuncture sessions during the egg retrieval cycle

Pricing: $360

Comprehensive IVF Program
For clients undergoing In vitro Fertilization Cycles

This is our most comprehensive program to give you full support during your IVF cycle. We’ll start with acupuncture during your egg retrieval cycle to boost egg quantity and quality. Then continue with acupuncture during the embryo transfer cycle to help keep your eggs as healthy and fertile as possible. Finally, finish the treatment with acupuncture on the day of your embryo transfer. This definitive treatment will help reduce stress and cortisol levels (which can reduce IVF effectiveness) and can help relieve pain or side effects from the IVF medications.

Includes 10 acupuncture sessions built around your complete IVF cycle (4 sessions during egg retrieval, 4 sessions during embryo transfer cycle, 2 sessions on the day of embryo transfer). *timelines can be modified based on your individual care.

Pricing: $800

Create a Custom Plan

Don’t see what you need? Contact us to create a complementary customized plan for you. We’ll get to know your current cycle and conception concerns and build an acupuncture plan around your personal needs.

Pricing: $300

F.A.Q

How does acupuncture work?
Acupuncture is a technique that dates back thousands of years to Ancient China. It improves the functions and healing processes of our body by inserting thin, sterile needles into specific anatomic sites on our skin, known as acupoints. 

Acupuncture has been shown to affect our nervous system, cardiovascular system, digestive system, and our endocrine and immune systems. Using acupuncture to stimulate these systems improves our sleep, our digestive function, our sense of wellbeing, and it relieves pain.
Does acupuncture hurt?
Most people feel no to very mild discomfort. The needles used in acupuncture are not the same as the needles used for vaccinations or to draw blood. They are solid, made of stainless steel, and usually not much longer or thicker than a strand of hair. Acupuncture should not hurt, though some areas of your body will be more sensitive than others. Areas on your feet and hands will be more sensitive than areas on your abdomen or back.  

Once the needles are in place, you’ll likely feel some pressure in the form of a slight tingling, swelling, or buzzing sensation that quickly passes, leaving you relaxed as endorphins are released into your body.
How long does the treatment take?
An acupuncture therapy session takes from 30 minutes to an hour.
Are needles sterilized?
All of our needles are used one time only and are disposed of immediately.
What else does acupuncture treat?
Acupuncture has been used to treat a vast number of illnesses and ailments for thousands of years. Recent studies have shown that acupuncture has been an effective treatment for: 

• Allergic rhinitis
• Biliary colic
• Depression
• Dysentery
• Headache
• Hypertension
• Induction of labor
• Leukopenia
• Malposition of fetus
• Morning sickness
• Nausea and vomiting
• Pain (back, neck, knee, etc.)
• Periarthritis of shoulder
• Postoperative pain
• Renal colic
• Rheumatoid arthritis
• Sciatica
• Sprain
• Stroke

Using acupuncture in combination with IVF treatments can increase chances of conception. Lisanne Wellness Center provides our clients with a complete approach to health care based on the individual needs of each patient. Contact us to learn more about the treatment that’s right for you. 

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