Acupuncture for IVF and IUI Success

At Annie Wang Acupuncture we offer In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) support and acupuncture for Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) to enhance fertility and increase success rates for patients going through Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART). Not only are IVF and IUI procedures costly, they can make you feel physically and emotionally spent. Our team of caring, compassionate practitioners is ready to help you along your journey to reach your goal of a happy, and healthy pregnancy!

Acupuncture for IVF offers a number of benefits and has been proven successful. Women who choose to undergo IVF in an effort to conceive typically take fertility medications, which can result in side effects such as hot flashes, mood swings, nausea, breast tenderness, bloating, and more.

During the follicle stimulation process, IVF acupuncture can help to balance hormones, reduce stress, and alleviate bloating. Too much hormone medication can lead to ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS), in which your ovaries become swollen and painful. A small number of women may develop severe OHSS, which can cause rapid weight gain, abdominal pain, vomiting and shortness of breath. Acupuncture can help alleviate these symptoms. Sometimes a woman’s uterine lining can be too thin and inhibits implantation. Getting acupuncture before an embryo transfer stimulates estrogen production and helps increase blood flow to the uterus, which helps create an environment that nourishes the egg and reduces, or prevents, uterine contractions.

Improve Your Chances of a Successful IVF or IUI

IUI acupuncture also optimizes success rates for those undergoing intrauterine insemination and other Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART). While it works to decrease the side effects of fertility medications mentioned above, acupuncture relaxes your body and decreases stress to enhance reproductive function and regulate natural hormonal production. The nourishment provided by improved blood flow results in better egg quality, stronger embryos, a thicker uterine lining, and other reproductive benefits.

Infertility can be caused by polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), endometriosis, poor ovarian reserve and advanced maternal age. Couples often decide that IVF or IUI is the best route after they have tried to become pregnant the traditional way for months, years, without success. Men also have issues that can contribute to fertility problems

such as low sperm count, swelling in the scrotum, or prostate/testicular issues. They can be caused by our modern lifestyle that’s more sedentary and stressful, as well as increased environmental toxins. IVF acupuncture is a complementary therapy that can be used to promote fertility in both women and men, optimizing the chances that ART efforts will result in pregnancy.

Award Winning Acupuncture Services in the Bay Area

For the best possible outcome, we recommend IVF or IUI acupuncture at least three months prior to beginning these procedures, particularly for those with autoimmune, hormone, advanced maternal age, or implantation factors. Our treatment is tailored to individual issues and the constitution of each patient.

Acupuncture for IVF or IUI at its most basic is a natural, non-invasive treatment that increases blood flow; important because blood carries oxygen, nutrients, hormones that are essential to the uterus, ovaries, testicles, and other reproductive organs so they can function at their best. Stress and anxiety are huge factors many couples face when trying to become pregnant. Acupuncture promotes relaxation and emotional wellness..

If you are interested in learning more about how acupuncture can help increase your odds of conceiving with IUI or IVF, contact Annie Wang Acupuncture at 650-468-3636. Our passion is helping those in Los Altos and surrounding cities optimize fertility and realize their dreams.

Judit K.
Mountain View, CA
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I initially came to Annie Wang acupuncture as it was recommended following an IVF embryo transfer and I ended up sticking with weekly sessions with Jeannette through almost my entire pregnancy. I really enjoyed her approach to treatment incorporating both a western and eastern medicine perspective, always taking the time to explain what she was doing and why, as well as lifestyle recommendations to compliment the treatments. You can tell she really genuinely cares and I always looked forward to our sessions. I highly recommend Annie Wang Acupuncture and specifically Jeanette!
Tiffany T.
Cupertino, CA
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This review is for Annie and her team mates. Went to see her two years ago for fertility treatments. She spent a lot of time on initial visit with questionnaire that you filled. She provides many ideas for eating, life style and what's is good for fertility successfully. I have never feeling pain when she is doing acupuncture on me. She does very quickly when she puts all needles. Their clinic accepts many insurances, so if you are looking for acupuncturists in the Bay Area I'd really recommend Annie and her team. By the way, their clinic is very nice and clean.
Alice C.
Menlo Park, CA
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I have to admit I wasn't a believer in Eastern treatments when I went in to see Annie for the first time a couple years ago, but Annie has made a believer out of me. I was afraid of the needles (although acting brave), and didn't have the first clue how it all worked. But I was ready to try anything to address my fertility issues, and not only was Annie's technique flawless (making her needles palatable even to one such as me), but she was refreshingly, how do I put this, not-overly-Eastern (even though she's fluent in Chinese and profoundly knowledgeable in Eastern medicine). From Annie, I learned the meaning of holistic, and she helped me turn my health around, not only with treatments to address my digestive and overall balance issues, but with diet and exercise counseling that worked for me, where advice from Western doctors had previously failed (I'm not great at taking advice, even from doctors, and yet I find Annie's counsel invaluable). She provides the right amount of explanation and answers questions clearly regarding her treatment approach, which takes into consideration treatments/tests being performed by my Western doctors as well as her own assessment of me and my complaints. Even her recommended reading has been spot on. As if technique, skill and knowledge weren't enough, she's also so very relate-able (like a third sister to me), and flexible enough to tailor treatments to my comfort level, while challenging me at the same time. It doesn't happen overnight, or in a single treatment, but bottom line is that she helped me get into the best health of my life prior to getting pregnant, and we're expecting our first child any day now.
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I can't say enough great things about Annie Wang Acupuncture! Everyone that I have worked with is so warm and welcoming and really listen to what is going on to try and offer help and support. They have helped me with a list of issues and I look forward to my time there because I know I will leave feeling much better from my physical issues and refreshed and ready to take on the day!