IVF and Acupuncture


When couples pursue IVF, they want the best chances for achieving a viable pregnancy. These are the same couples that experience major life changes and will do anything humanly possible to have a baby.

In Vitro Fertilization is known as an assisted reproductive technology or ART. The process consists of extracting eggs and retrieving sperm and combining them in a laboratory dish. The embryos are then transferred to the uterus.

Conditions to Warrant IVF use:

There are several conditions that warrant the use of IVF. Below are just a few of the more common reasons.


  •        Damaged fallopian tubes.
  •        Blocked fallopian tubes.
  •        Ovulation disorders.
  •        Uterine fibroids.
  •        Absence of fallopian tubes.
  •        Decreased sperm count.
  •        Sperm mobility issues.
  •        Couples with a history of genetic disorders.
  •        Infertility issues that are unexplained.

Acupuncture and Infertility

Although acupuncture and herbal medicine may not “cure” a specific infertility issue it may help with certain procedures. Acupuncture has been proven time and again to aid in successful IVF procedures.

How does acupuncture and IVF work?

Dova Center for Health and Healing understands how important IVF is to couples. It is important to have your body functioning at peak performance so that your IVF procedure has the best possible chance of working. When undergoing the daily stressors of life our team will help you understand the best ways to promote a healthy body and mind.  

Acupuncture and IVF

Acupuncture has been proven time and again to help promote successful IVF. Our team will work with each client to help promote healthy living and eating for the best possible outcome of IVF. Acupuncture has been used for centuries for women’s health including:

  •        Morning Sickness
  •        PMS
  •        Endometriosis
  •        Menopause
  •        IVF
  •        Infertility Issues
  •        Cosmetic Enhancements

A German study done in 2002 showed that of the 80 women who underwent IVF and received acupuncture, 34 women got pregnant, a success rate of 42.5%. Of the 80 women involved in the study who received IVF without any acupuncture treatments, only 21 women (26.3%) became pregnant. More recently, an American study involving 114 women showed that 51% of the women who had acupuncture and IVF treatments became pregnant versus only 36% of the women who had IVF alone. Deeper analysis of this study revealed that, while 8% of the women in the acupuncture group miscarried, the rate of miscarriage in the IVF-only group was 20%. Furthermore, women who received acupuncture also had lower rates of ectopic pregnancies.

The professionals at Dova Center for Health and Healing will work with you for the best acupuncture treatment schedule available. The care doesn’t just stop with acupuncture as our team is dedicated to your IVF success. We will work with you to achieve the best nutrition and health plan possible.

Dova Center for Health and Healing and IVF – Acupuncture Insurance Information

We are in Network Providers for Acupuncture. We bill most health insurances as well as workers comp and car insurance. Please, call your insurance, check your benefits, and give us a reference number when scheduling your initial acupuncture appointment.

Our team is available to answer any questions or concerns you may have concerning IVF and acupuncture.