Acupuncture for IVF

Hoping for a Positive Pregnancy Test? Enhance Your IVF Journey with Five Element Acupuncture

Trying to conceive through IVF can be a rollercoaster of emotions. While medical advancements offer incredible hope, the process can be demanding. But what if there was a natural way to support your IVF journey and potentially improve your chances of success?

Western Medicine and IVF

IVF involves fertilising eggs outside the body and implanting them back in the uterus. Medications play a crucial role in stimulating egg development and preparing the uterine lining. While IVF has high success rates, it’s not without limitations.

The Limitations of IVF Alone

IVF can be physically and emotionally challenging. Medication side effects can occur, and the process can be expensive. Additionally, some women experience multiple failed cycles, leaving them feeling discouraged.

Acupuncture: A Natural Complement to IVF

Acupuncture offers a complementary approach to IVF treatment. It views the body as an energetic system, and imbalances in this system can affect fertility. By identifying the specific element out of balance, Caryn can tailor treatments to restore harmony.

Acupuncture treatments involve stimulating specific acupuncture points along meridians. This aims to improve blood flow to the uterus, support a healthy uterine lining, and promote relaxation, potentially leading to a more receptive environment for implantation. Research suggests acupuncture may be beneficial alongside IVF. A 2016 study published in Human Reproduction found that acupuncture performed around the time of embryo transfer significantly increased clinical pregnancy rates in women undergoing IVF [1]. Another study published in Acupuncture in Medicinein 2017 showed that acupuncture reduced stress and anxiety in women undergoing IVF, potentially improving overall well-being during the process [2].

Sarah’s Story: A Successful IVF Journey with Acupuncture

Sarah, a 34-year-old teacher, had been trying to conceive for several years. After exploring various options, she and her partner decided to pursue IVF. However, the first two cycles resulted in negative pregnancy tests, leaving them feeling disheartened. Determined to optimise their next attempt, they decided to incorporate acupuncture.

During her consultation, Caryn identified where she was out of balance and proceeded to give her regular personalised acupuncture treatments alongside her regular IVF protocol, Sarah felt a renewed sense of calm and optimism.

A Dream Come True

Acupuncture provided Sarah with a natural approach to support her IVF journey. By addressing the underlying energy imbalance, acupuncture potentially contributed to a more successful cycle. A few weeks later, Sarah and her partner received the news they’d been longing for – a positive pregnancy test.

Considering IVF? Explore the Potential of Five Element Acupuncture

Five Element Acupuncture can be a valuable addition to your IVF journey. Unlike medications, it focuses on restoring balance within your body, potentially promoting optimal conditions for implantation and a successful pregnancy.


  1. Electroacupuncture versus sham acupuncture in women undergoing assisted reproductive technology treatment: a randomised controlled trial.  Human Reproduction, doi:10.1093/humrep/dew002.
  2. The effect of acupuncture on anxiety in women undergoing in vitro fertilization: a randomized controlled trial.Acupuncture in Medicine, doi:10.1177/0964528416682272.

With over 28 years of clinical experience, I am still fascinated by the power of this system of medicine and it’s ability to change mental, emotional and physical symptoms. It’s incredibly rewarding to make such a tangible difference in people’s lives. Contact me and I will be happy to talk to you about whether this treatment is right for you.