Benefits of Acupuncture & Integrative Therapies for Assisted Reproductive Treatments 

January 20, 2023

Established in 2001, we are an acupuncture and East Asian based medical clinic renowned  for trailblazing the path of alternative and complementary medicine in Arizona.  Our experienced board certified physicians & practitioners are dedicated to partnering with you to craft clear, comprehensive and achievable plans to reach your health goals.  All of our practitioners are Fellows of the ABORM and are fertility acupuncture specialists.  

Regular acupuncture and East Asian Medicine have been used for years to aide in increasing the chances of a positive pregnancy; care can continue through the prenatal and postnatal stages as well.  There are multiple reasons that a woman may choose to use assisted reproductive treatments, and supporting treatment plans can be customized to best support each individual situation.  

Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine Can:
Decrease Stress & Promote Relaxation  
Improve your response to IUI/IVF  medications
Improve the uterine lining  
Improve blood flow to the ovaries and Uterus
Improve egg quality and ovarian response
Improve male factor infertility
Reduce medication side effects
Reduce miscarriage and increase live birth rates

Conditions Treated:
Advanced maternal age, low AMH, elevated FSH, poor ovarian response, premature ovarian insufficiency
Unexplained infertility
Male factor infertility
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Implantation Failure
Autoimmune Disorders


For optimal response acupuncture & integrative therapies are recommended before the start of a medicated/ IUI cycle.

For an IVF retrieval cycle acupuncture & integrative therapies are optimally started 3-4 months prior to egg capture. This length of time is based upon positively influencing the development and healthy maturation of the eggs.

For a Frozen IVF cycle acupuncture & integrative therapies should be continued after a retrieval cycle or 8 weeks prior to transfer to prepare the body for a healthy pregnancy and optimal uterine health. Pre & Post transfer day acupuncture, which includes an acupuncture treatment right before and right after the embryo transfer at your fertility clinic is also highly recommended.

Follow assisted reproductive treatments with acupuncture once a week, and if pregnant continue acupuncture 1-2 times per week for the first 12 weeks.

Integrative Therapies include:
Chinese Herbal Medicine
Vitamins & Nutraceuticals
Fertility Support Massage
Meditation & Relaxation  
Diet & Lifestyle modifications