Women that are combining acupuncture with IVF are treated for 4-6 weeks twice weekly, four months for preconception care. One acupuncture treatment before the retrieval, acupuncture pre and post-embryo-transfer. Women who received preconception acupuncture approximately 10-12 treatments before their transfer had more pregnancies and fewer miscarriages. Pregnancies rates double when women were given acupuncture treatments pre and post- embryo- transfer.
In our practice it’s a pretty even spit 50-50 couples that are using IVF combined with acupuncture and those that are trying to get pregnant naturally with acupuncture and herbs. Acupuncture for natural conception may take between 3-6 months although some conceive in 3 months.