The latest Acupuncture and IVF research has shown that acupuncture can greatly enhance the success of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) procedures including Intra-Uterine Insemination (IUI), In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), and IVF with Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI). If you have started or are about to begin one of the ART procedures we encourage you to seek acupuncture treatment as a complement to your fertility treatment. We have helped many women prepare their bodies for IVF and IUI, and we have performed many before and after embryo transfer acupuncture treatments to increase the odds of implantation and conception.
“Dr. Robert, I wanted to thank you for all your help and support when I was doing IVF. I gave birth to a healthy baby boy on January 25th 2010. He weighed 6lbs. 3 oz. I really believe that all the acupuncture treatments before my IVF really made the difference this time.” ~ Ana P (Coral Springs FL)
Robert Herbst AP, DOM and Landon Agoado AP, DOM specialize in fertility treatment and acupuncture for IVF support. They are available 6 days a week as well as Sundays, for before and after embryo transfer acupuncture treatments. The process of ART can be long, expensive, and taxing on the body and mind. We urge you to take full advantage of acupuncture to ensure a successful cycle of IVF. We have the experience and the knowledge, and we truly believe we can help you reach your pregnancy goals. Please call us today to schedule a free consultation at 954-586-CARE.
“After 7 months of trying, I finally got pregnant with the help of Clomid, only to miscarry at 2 months. My husband and I tried unsuccessfully to conceive again, and after 6 months went to a fertility specialist. After 3 failed IUI cycles and 2 failed IVF cycles, I started coming to you for acupuncture. At first, I was not sure how you would help, but almost immediately my FSH went down from 13 to 7.4. I continued with additional IVF cycles along with acupuncture, and after 4 months, I was pregnant. I truly believe that you (Dr Robert) are the reason I finally got pregnant and gave birth to a beautiful, healthy baby girl. She has brought so much joy and happiness to our lives. We are so grateful for all your help in making our dream of starting a family come true. As you know, I have come back for your acupuncture treatments, and I am confident that you will help us bring another bundle of joy into our family. Thank you again for our lovely little girl.” ~ Vicki (Coconut Creek, Fl)
Most of acupuncture’s benefits will specifically increase the response and success of all forms of Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART). Studies have focused on how Acupuncture can increase the blood flow in the uterus and ovaries creating a more suitable and fertile environment for mature follicles to both develop and implant. Additionally, treating the male at the same time will allow them to provide better samples with better counts (increasing sperm volume), and sperm motility and sperm morphology rates. Acupuncture is a wonderful and highly effective complement to your Western fertility treatments. Acupuncture reduces the stress associated with assisted reproductive technologies (ART), and therefore reduces the negative effects that stress has on the hormones related to reproduction. Acupuncture for IVF support also strengthens and supports your body so that your Western fertility treatments are more effective.
ACUPUNCTURE AND IVF SUCCESS RESEARCH SHOWS ACUPUNCTURE CAN INCREASE IVF SUCCESS RATES
Most impressive are recent studies showing that acupuncture can significantly increase the success rates of ART. This is very important, as the success rates for ART are not generally high. For example, national data indicates that IVF works 33% of the time for women age 30 and under, 29% of the time for women in their mid-30s, and 5-15% of the time for women age 40. On average, women go through three to seven cycles of ART before they either conceive or stop trying. A women’s response to ART depends on the state of her endocrine health in the months preceding ART, when follicles are developing in the ovary – this is why it is important to start your TCM treatments in advance of your Western treatments, if possible.
The most well known study of acupuncture and IVF was a German study published in the April 2002 issue of Fertility and Sterility. This study showed that using acupuncture on the same day as IVF embryo transfer, both before and after the transfer, increased the success rate to 42.5% – the success rate for the group not receiving acupuncture was 26.3%. A more recent study conducted in Denmark in 2006 evaluated the effect of acupuncture for IVF on patients undergoing IVF with ICSI. Acupuncture was performed on the same day as embryo transfer, both before and after the transfer. The group receiving acupuncture had significantly higher conception and ongoing pregnancy rates, at 39%, than the group which did not receive acupuncture, whose success rate was 26%.
“Dr. Landon Agoado has been friendly, compassionate, and professional making a difficult process easier. I started seeing him while going through IVF Florida and it is my belief that without his assistance during IVF my pregnancy would not have been successful. I continued to see him throughout my pregnancy for morning sickness, migraines and carpel tunnel in my wrist. He is always available to answer questions or concerns. I would strongly recommend Dr. Landon to friends or family. He holds a place in my family’s hearts forever.” ~ Allison (Weston, Fl)
We have a wonderful Acupuncture and IVF support program led by two of the most caring and knowledgeable acupuncture physicians in South Florida. We know we can help you reach your pregnancy goals. The next step is to call us for a free consultation at 954-586-CARE. We proudly serve the South Florida communities of Margate, Coconut Creek, Parkland, Boca Raton, Coral Springs, Ft Lauderdale and Pompano Beach.