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Having two children of their own has inspired Brad and Tabitha to help and support couples on their journey to becoming parents. They have both become experienced in the field of IVF and acupuncture through extensive research and professional experience. Working together, they will support you both physically and emotionally on the exciting path of becoming a parent.

The Benefits of Acupuncture with IVF

Acupuncture Improves Your Fertility By:

  • Reducing uterine inflammation - This encourages the uterus to hold the embryo and prevent detachment from uterine wall.
  • Increasing blood flow - Beneficial for improving endometrial growth and the supply of nutrients to your developing baby, ensuring healthy development.
  • Improving ovarian function - Important for the development of good quality eggs.
  • Decreasing uterus contractions - Important after embryo transfer to improve embryo attachment to the uterine wall.
  • Reducing stress - This is one of the most important reasons for receiving acupuncture and is a specialty of Studio Qi’s IVF treatment. Through our unique technique, relaxing environment and friendly staff, we can ensure your IVF journey is as stress free as possible.

Commonly Asked Questions about IVF and Acupuncture:

  1. When should I begin my Acupuncture treatments to incorporate best with my IVF cycle?
    Ideally, you should begin at least with the previous cycle. At this stage it is important to develop a good endometrial lining with acupuncture to promote an increase in blood flow. If egg production is a problem, treatments may need to be started before this. We will work with you at any stage of your IVF process so you receive the best possible treatment plan.
  2. How often should I have treatments?
    It is recommended to have treatments twice a week leading up to the embryo transfer. On the day of transfer it is important to have a treatment immediately before and after the transfer to help the body support the embryo and most importantly, reduce stress.
  3. How effective is it?
    Research has reported that acupuncture increases the pregnancy rates of IVF, by as much as 65%, as reported in the British Medical Journal. In the same article, acupuncture was shown to improve ongoing pregnancy by 85% and live birth by 91%. At Studio Qi we see these results in clinical practice every week.
  4. Should the partner also be treated?
    Scientific research shows 40% of problems with fertility originate in the woman and 40% in the man, so men may also be interested to know that acupuncture has been shown to significantly improve sperm viability, mobility, integrity and fertility. Acupuncture treatments for both partners can increase your opportunity to fall pregnant.
  5. Can I Incorporate Chinese Herbs with my IVF Program?
    Chinese herbs are effective in treating infertility, however, we will work with your doctor and their treatment plan to decide what is best for you.

The History of Acupuncture and IVF

Acupuncture has been used to treat infertility for thousands of years, with the first medical research published in 2002 by Paulus. The study showed 42.5% of patients were successful in conceiving through incorporating acupuncture and IVF. This was compared to the 26.3% that used IVF by itself. Evidence was again shown in the British Medical Journal meta-analysis, published in 2008 which reported a 65% increase in pregnancy success rates, 85% increase in ongoing pregnancy and 91% increase in live birth. Acupuncture in conjunction with IVF is now a standard treatment, while research continues to find benefits.

Why you need to choose Studio Qi

  1. ACCREDITED - All practitioners employed at Studio Qi are trained and accredited. They are also members of the peak Acupuncture body - AACMA.
  2. SPECIALISTS - We specialise in acupuncture and IVF care and understand the IVF process.
  3. RESEARCH - We follow all the latest scientific research to ensure that you are receiving the best possible care.
  4. WORKING TOGETHER - We will work alongside your medical intervention to support your IVF treatment. We look forward to working in conjunction with your medical practitioner.
  5. SAFE & EFFECTIVE - Our treatments are both safe and effective. We guarantee that you will only receive beneficial care that increases your opportunity to fall pregnant.
  6. RELAXED - We will ensure that your needs are taken care of. We incorporate techniques that allow you to be as relaxed as possible throughout your IVF experience.
  7. COMMITTED - We are committed to ensuring you have the best possible opportunity to reach your pregnancy goals.
  8. ACUFACILITATION - We are the only clinic trained in Acufacilitation which combines acupuncture theory with modern facilitation systems.

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Gold Coast Acupuncture IVF Specialists

As a Gold Coast acupuncture clinic, our passion at Studio Qi is working with couples to support and maximise their fertility with acupuncture. By working together we are able to help you to achieve the most priceless gift that life can offer, a beautiful child. We are excited to support couples in reaching their goals, and now acupuncture is ...

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