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Acupuncture for IVF Success

If you are reading this page, then you likely have invested more time and money than you ever thought would have been needed to conceive and have a baby. We understand how important it is for you to feel confident that you are with a clinic that can understand and anticipate your needs as well as have the knowledge and clinical experience to provide you with the necessary support you deserve to make your IVF/FET cycle both a positive experience and a successful one too.

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Acupuncture to increase IVF Success

Acubalance Wellness Centre has an over 20-year history of being a leading natural fertility clinic - we’ve been operating in Vancouver, BC since 2000. Our founder and clinical director, Dr. Lorne Brown, was the catalyst for IVF acupuncture being offered onsite at all the Vancouver IVF clinics and he pioneered Laser for Fertility in Canada and the United States. Our continued track record of offering integrative fertility care and our relationship with IVF clinics around the world, and locally with Olive Fertility Centre, provides us with a deep understanding of your IVF process, what you may be going through emotionally, physically and financially, and how to best support you on your fertility journey to parenthood.

Acubalance's onsite laser acupuncture treatment protocol on Frozen Embryo transfer (FET) day for Comprehensive Chromosome Screened (CCS) embryos had a higher pregnancy rate and lower miscarriage rate than women that did not receive Acubalance treatments on-site at Olive Fertility Centre. All transferred embryos were chromosomally tested to be normal. Olive did a retrospective analysis for the period January 2016 to March 2018 of FET transfers that were screened for normal chromosomes. They compared those who had onsite Acubalance laser acupuncture to those who did not. Patients receiving Acubalance onsite IVF laser acupuncture treatments had higher pregnancy rates and lower miscarriages compared to those who did not have onsite laser + acupuncture for chromosomally normal transferred embryos. And women who had a series of acupuncture and laser sessions leading up to transfer plus IVF acupuncture on transfer day had the highest success rate.

Book your initial consultation and find out how we can help you optimize your fertility and increase your chances of success

Or, just call 604-678-8600 and we’ll be happy to answer your questions.

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Book your initial consultation and find out how we can help you optimize your fertility and increase your chances of success

Or, just call 604-678-8600 and we’ll be happy to answer your questions.

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How acupuncture can help improve IVF Success

  1. Acupuncture improves blood flow to your reproductive organs (ovaries and uterine lining)
    • Increased ovarian blood flow may help with your response to fertility medications. Increased uterine blood flow helps ensure a thick uterine lining and provides for an ideal environment for implantation. The goal of improved blood flow is for better response to fertility medications, optimize egg quality, and improved uterine receptivity.  Photobiomodulation (laser for fertility) also improves blood flow.
     
  2. Acupuncture reduces the stress response
    • The Acu-Buzz - Acupuncture leads to relaxed muscles, your breathing to slow, and to peace of mind. This calm response from acupuncture helps IVF patients feel more relaxed during their fertility treatment, and as a result, also feel more “in control.”  Stress hormones can interfere with ovulation and implantation and the stress response can also lead to a reduction of blood flow to your reproductive organs, so your acu-buzz indirectly helps with nourishing your ovaries and uterine lining.
     
  3. Acupuncture improves your odds of having a baby with IVF
    • The research on IVF acupuncture shows success seems to be related to the dosage of acupuncture (number of sessions leading up to transfer day). In recent studies, women who added more acupuncture sessions were more likely to have a baby compared to women who did IVF alone (no acupuncture) or just acupuncture on transfer day. The studies vary from 3-15 sessions leading up to transfer day to increase the odds of having a baby through IVF.
     

 

Mechanism of low-level laser therapy (LLLT / photobiomodulation) for fertility

  1. Enhance mitochondrial activity and ATP production (battery of the cell)
  2. Increase blood flow
  3. Regulate inflammation
  4. Reduce oxidative damage
  5. Softening of scar tissue
  6. Co Q10 - Synergistic effect with LLLT

 

More information on how Acublance is using Laser to optimze your fertility, including a short video about using acupuncture +laser (LLLT) to double blastocyst (day 5) reaching rate.

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When to start your IVF support:

To increase the success rate of your IVF cycle, we recommend you make the next 100 days count and use this time to maximize your egg quality and uterine environment, and if you have a male partner, maximize his sperm, before you begin your IVF cycle or Embryo Transfer. With the start of the IVF cycle, we can also support you during the stages of hormonal regulation, follicular stimulation, egg retrieval, embryo transfer, and implantation.

Book your initial consultation and find out how we can help you optimize your fertility and increase your chances of success

Or, just call 604-678-8600 and we’ll be happy to answer your questions.

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It is easy to arrange your laser & acupuncture treatment for pre and post embryo transfer onsite Olive with an Acubalance practitioner. We are on-call every day of the year, to be available at Olive Fertility Centre. What to Expect - Read more

 

Call us at Acubalace 604-678-8600 or email clinic@acubalance.ca as soon as you know your tentative transfer date so we can arrange to have an Acubalance practitioner onsite at Olive Fertility Centre for you that day. Click here to book today

 

 Why IVF Doctors Recommend Fertility Acupuncture with IVF

Book your initial consultation and find out how we can help you optimize your fertility and increase your chances of success

Or, just call 604-678-8600 and we’ll be happy to answer your questions.

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Book your initial consultation and find out how we can help you optimize your fertility and increase your chances of success

Or, just call 604-678-8600 and we’ll be happy to answer your questions.

REQUEST INITIAL CONSULT »

Book your initial consultation and find out how we can help you optimize your fertility and increase your chances of success

Or, just call 604-678-8600 and we’ll be happy to answer your questions.

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HOW EARLY CAN I DO A HOME PREGNANCY TEST AFTER IVF?

Women looking for a cause to their infertility and for ways to take back control of their journey to having a baby are some of the most informed patients we see at Acubalance. Below are resources (videos, articles, and studies) we have posted for you to review and to learn of natural ways you can increase your chances of having a baby, whether naturally or through assisted reproductive techniques like IVF. Read more »

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LASER (LLLT) FOR FERTILITY

A growing number of studies are showing that low-level laser therapy (LLLT), both laser and light-emitting diode (LED) sources, may significantly boost the pregnancy rates of even women who have been unsuccessful with other assisted reproduction treatments like vitro fertilization (IVF). Read more »

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100 DAYS TO YOUR PEAK FERTILITY POTENTIAL

Did you know that the most important time to optimize your fertility (and that of your male partner if you have one) is during the 100 days before conception occurs? Read more »

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HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR IVF RESULTS

Acubalance is famously known for our multidisciplinary approach for helping you to reach your peak fertility potential whether you are trying to conceive naturally or through IVF. Read more »

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Maximize your Fertility Video Series

Acubalance is famously known for our multidisciplinary approach for helping you to reach your peak fertility potential whether you are trying to conceive naturally or through IVF. Read more »

* Individual results vary. No guarantee of specific results is warranted or implied and your results will depend on many factors (full disclaimer).

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Finding Acubalance in Vancouver

208-888 W 8th Ave #208 Vancouver, BC V5Z 3Y1, Canada

Phone: 604.678.8600

Email: clinic@acubalance.ca