IUI ACUPUNCTURE

PREPARE YOUR BODY
FOR CONCEPTION

IUI AND ACUPUNCTURE

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IUI is referred to artificial insemination, which is a procedure that places the partner’s or donor prepared sperm into a woman’s uterus via a soft catheter around the time of ovulation. 

IUI can increase the chances of conception by increasing the number of sperm able to reach the egg. IUI is different than IVF, where fertilisation happens in the laboratory. In IUI, conception occurs in the female reproductive tract.

IUI can be done in a natural cycle or as part of a medicated cycle. 

Some indications for IUI include low sperm count, erectile dysfunction, sperm antibodies, cervical factors, single women, same sex couples.

BENEFITS OF ACUPUNCTURE & IUI

If you have started an IUI cycle or if you are considering IUI, acupuncture can increase your chances of a successful cycle by balancing the whole body to prepare for conception and maintaining a healthy pregnancy. Acupuncture can assist with an IUI cycle from the beginning to end:

REGULATES HORMONE LEVELS

It is vital to regulate hormones such as oestrogen and progesterone in the body, as they play a significant role in the process of conception.  Repeated use of Clomid (medication used to stimulate ovulation), can block the stimulation of oestrogen to thicken the endometrium. 

IMPROVES RESPONSE TO MEDICATION 

Acupuncture improves the blood flow to the pelvis assisting with medication delivery to the ovaries. This can particularly assist with the follicular development and a healthy ovulation during the IUI cycle. 

PROMOTES OPTIMAL ENDOMETRIAL LINING

By balancing hormone levels, particularly oestrogen and progesterone the lining is prepared to receive the embryo. Oestrogen is responsible for creating a thick, lush and blood rich endometrium while progesterone maintains the lining waiting for conception. 

PREVENTS RECURRENT MISCARRIAGE 

Miscarriage is less likely to occur when we work on every single step of conception, from follicular development, ovulation, balancing hormonal levels and promoting healthy endometrium for the embryo. 

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