Multiple Failed IVF Cycles

IVF has become a hugely popular way to manage problems of infertility in Australia, but when used alone, it’s not as instant nor as effective as many people believe. Although Australia has one of the highest IVF success rates in the world, chances of conception sit at around 50% for women under thirty and then decline from there. If you are one of those Australian women who has faced multiple cycles of failed IVF, persisting in your choice to conceive in vitro is likely becoming physically, emotionally, and financially draining. The good news is you don’t have to struggle on, relying on only western medicine to help you conceive. Acupuncture can help to prime your reproductive organs to receive and accept IVF eggs, and also ensure your body is in optimal condition to carry a healthy pregnancy to term.

What Can Acupuncture Do?

There are many reasons why embryos fail to implant, but the thing that many of these have in common is that they arise from a malfunctioning reproductive system. failed-IVFAcupuncture is a treatment approach which focuses on optimising health and balancing the body’s systems through regulating hormones, increasing blood flow, and reducing stress. Acting restoratively, acupuncture can be used in conjunction with traditional Chinese herbal medicine and subtle lifestyle changes to achieve a state of optimum physical health.

How Does the Treatment Work?

Using acupuncture to improve the likelihood of successful implantation works in three main ways.

Increasing Blood Flow
For successful implantation to occur, a healthy uterus and well developed ovarian follicles are crucial. Acupuncture can be used to improve blood flow to the ovaries and uterus, allowing the correct levels of hormones and nutrients to flow into your reproductive organs and prime them for conception.

Managing Physical Responses to IVF
One of the major problems many women who fail multiple cycles are found to suffer from is overstimulated ovaries (OHSS) which can cause excessive follicle growth and ovary swelling. Acupuncture has been shown in some studies to reduce the symptoms associated with this condition such as abdominal discomfort and swelling.

Reducing Stress
Stress disrupts the endocrine system, leading to hormone imbalances throughout the body including in the reproductive organs. Acupuncture can be used to restore balance to your hormones, and reduce the level of certain hormones known to inhibit conception.

If you would like more information about how acupuncture can help you successfully conceive through IVF, contact My Acupuncture on 9543 3866.