Fertility and IVF Support - The best of both worlds
An integrated approach may offer you a greater chance of success.
You may be referred to us by an IVF specialist on the Gold Coast. Or you may be seeking us as your initial step towards conception. At CompMed we support you during your fertility treatment using acupuncture, dietary and lifestyle advice, quality herbs and supplements.
At CompMed we are highly experienced in fertility and IVF acupuncture protocols. We listen to you so we can understand your journey and personalise your treatment protocol appropriately to suit your needs. Acupuncture has been shown in clinical trials to contribute not only to how you feel during your IVF cycle but also to your chance of a successful live birth.
Acupuncture can support IVF in many ways:
Current evidence shows that acupuncture on the day of embryo transfer improves implantation rates up to 65% 1
Acupuncture relaxes the uterus and improves blood flow for the successful implantation of an embryo within the uterine lining 2
Acupuncture has been shown to reduce anxiety and stress associated with infertility and IVF 3
Women receiving acupuncture report significantly less pain, nausea and stress before and after oocyte aspiration and on the day of embryo transfer 4
Acupuncture has been shown to improve sperm morphology and motility 5
CompMed will support you during your IVF cycle and beyond...
Acupuncture provides a safe and gentle way to nurture and care for your health, and that of your baby, throughout your pregnancy. Acupuncture during pregnancy is a safe approach to addressing morning sickness, fatigue, headaches, heartburn, stress, sleep problems, oedema, elevated blood pressure, weight gain, sciatica, hip, joint and back pain, labour preparation and recovery after childbirth.
1 Cheong Y et al, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 4, Nov 08.
2 ManHeimer. E., et. Al. Effects of acupuncture on rates of pregnancy and live birth among women undergoing in vitro fertilization: systematic review and meta-analysis. British Medical Journal. February 2008:336:545-549.
3 Domar A Fertil Steril March 1 2008, Epub.
4 Alternative Therapies, May/June 2007, Vol. 13 No3.
5 Pei J et al Fertil Steril. 2005 Jul;84(1):141-7