How Acupuncture May Alleviate IVF Treatment Side Effects

How accupuncture may alleviate IVF treatment side effects

Parents are willing to make huge sacrifices to give their children healthy and happy lives, and these sacrifices often start before a child is even conceived. If you’re trying to get pregnant and have to take IVF and fertility drugs to help increase the viability of a healthy and happy pregnancy, you are willing to sacrifice your comfortability and put up with the side effects of these drugs to create the child you’ve been wishing for, for so long.

But these side effects don’t have to cause you as much suffering as you may think! Thankfully, there are solutions that can help alleviate the stress and pain and get you back to feeling ready to take on the world, and to take on your new baby!

Studies have shown that acupuncture can have significant medical benefits, especially when dealing with the physical side effects of fertility and IVF drugs.

Acupuncture is a traditional and ancient Chinese medical practice that has been used to manage a wide variety of physical and mental conditions. When receiving acupuncture, an acupuncturist will insert very small and thin needles into a patient’s micro-pressure points to help stimulate blood flow to the area.

By channeling the blood flow to this area, acupuncture helps alleviate built-up tension in other areas of the body that mirror these pressure points.

If you are someone who doesn’t like shots, there is no need to worry, the tiny needles are very small and harmless, and “feel like nothing more than a light poke, less painful than extractions during a facial.” Says Shabnam Pourhassani, L. Ac., Q.M.E. a leading expert in fertility acupuncture.

The effects of this practice are significant, and have been shown to help cure a variety of the following conditions that are often exacerbated by fertility and IVF drugs:


Mood swings



Muscle Tension





Abdominal Pain

And even discomfort and bloating from egg retrieval

People who go through an acupuncture session often leave reporting feelings of extreme relaxation and comfortability. This reduction in stress and bodily discomforts can help prepare for a healthier and more stable pregnancy, and allow a mother-to-be to get back to being herself again while she plans for her new baby!

Fertility Acupuncture in Orange County, California

If you have questions or are interested in fertility acupuncture treatment in Orange County, you don’t need to look any further! Reproductive Health and Wellness Center has skilled acupuncturists that are well equipped in their field, and who have extensive experience in treating patients that are seeking specific treatment for IVF and fertility drug side effects. Their sensitivity and knowledge in this specific area allows them to cater their treatment to your specific needs, and give you a rejuvenated body and mind, allowing you to take on your pregnancy on your own terms.

For more information on acupuncture fertility treatments or to book an appointment, click here.


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