Fertility Acupuncture and TCM for IVF, IUI and ICSI
Many couples who are experiencing fertility issues due to poor sperm parameters, post-surgical complications, fallopian tube obstruction/removal, autoimmune factors and many other cases of “unexplained infertility” have undergone IVF (in-vitro fertilisation) or IUI (intrauterine insemination) and successfully conceived as a result. Having acupuncture and TCM treatment to assist IVF, IUI and ICSI can greatly increase a couple’s chances of successful conception and a viable pregnancy.
IUI is a type of ART (assisted reproduction technology) where the male’s sperm is placed in the uterus with the help of a catheter. It ensures that more sperm are available to be able to access the egg, thereby aiding fertilisation and thus conception. It does require that the female has a healthy ovulation cycle and open fallopian tubes.
IVF is another type of ART (assisted reproduction technology) where the procedure attempts to gather the female egg and sperm in isolation and bring them together for fertilisation outside of the uterus, before then placing the fertilised egg, now an embryo, into the uterus, in the hope that the embryo will attach to the endometrium and thus conception will take place.