At our Sunshine Coast Acupuncture Clinic, we can help to improve fertility by…
Stress & anxiety are often major factors affecting fertility and IVF outcomes. Acupuncture has been shown to effectively reduce stress in many scenarios, including in women undergoing IVF treatment (1,2).
Acupuncture helps to regulate reproductive hormones to improve the uterine lining and regulate the menstrual and ovulatory cycles (3, 4, 5)
Optimising Blood Flow
Acupuncture can help to optimise blood flow to the uterus and ovaries (6), and improve the receptivity of the uterine lining (7), which is important for a healthy conception and pregnancy.
Increasing IVF Chances
Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine have been shown to increase pregnancy rates in women undergoing IVF treatment (8, 9).
Our Acupuncture Treatments Are…
Six months of acupuncture treatment is less than one third of the cost of a single round of IVF**
Acupuncture utilises the body’s innate healing capacity, to promote physical, emotional and reproductive health without the use of synthetic chemicals.
Acupuncture is gentle and incredibly relaxing – many patients report falling asleep or going into deep relaxation during treatment.
Acupuncture has been repeatedly shown over a long period of time to be an extremely safe therapy when performed by a registered acupuncture professional (10). As with any other form of treatment, there are a few minor adverse effects that can occur – however, in order to minimise any risk, all of our acupuncturists are fully qualified and registered under the Australian Health Practitioner’s Regulatory Authority (AHPRA).
**Based on weekly acupuncture sessions valued at $80 each, compared to a $6,000 IVF cycle.
Why Choose Acupuncture with Grace?
Grace Jones, Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (BHSc.Acu)
Passionate about Natural Fertility and Pregnancy
Health Fund Rebates
Plenty of Parking
- Quant HS, Zapantis A, Nihsen M, Bevilacqua K, Jindal S, Pal L. Reproductive implications of psychological distress for couples undergoing IVF. J Assist Reprod Genet. 201 Nov 20 (Link to research)
- Balk J, Catov J, Horn B, Gecsi K, and Wakim A. The relationship between perceived stress, acupuncture, and pregnancy rates among IVF patients: a pilot study. Complement There Clinic Pract. 2009 Dec 24. (Link to research)
- Chen B. Acupuncture normalizes dysfunction of hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis. Acupuncture Electrother Res. 1997. (Link to research)
- Zhou K, Jiang J, Wu J, Liu Z. Electroacupuncture modulates reproductive hormone levels in patients with primary ovarian insufficiency: results from a prospective observational study. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2013 Feb 28.(Link to research)
- Johansson J, Stener-Victroin E. Polycystic ovary syndrome: Effect and mechanisms of acupuncture for ovulation induction. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med, 2013. (Link to research)
- Ho M, Huang LC, Chang YY, Chang WC, Yang TC, Tsai HD. Electroacupuncture reduces uterine artery blood flow impedance in infertile women. Taiwan J Obstet Gynecol. 2009 Jun. (Link to research)
- Shuai Z, Li P, Yang W. Effect of transcutaneous electrical acupuncture point stimulation on endometrial receptivity in women undergoing frozen-thawed embryo transfer: a single-blind prospective randomised controlled trial. Acupunct Med. 2015 Feb. (Link to research)
- Qian Y, Xia XR, Ochin H, Huang C, Gao C, Gao L, et al. Therapeutic effect of acupuncture on the outcomes of in vitro fertilization: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Arch Gynecol Obstet. 2016 Dec 19.(Link to research)
- Hullender RL, Opsahl MS, Wiemer KE, Mist SD, Caughey AB. Impact of whole systems traditional Chinese medicine on in vitro fertilization outcomes. Reprod BioMed Online. 2015 Jun. (Link to research)
- MacPherson H, Thomas K, Walters S, Fitter M. The York acupuncture safety study: prospective survey of 34 000 treatments by traditional acupuncturists. British Medical Journal. 2001 May 23. (Link to research)