Acupuncture for Pre and Post-Embryo Transfer

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A Holistic Approach to IVF and Embryo Transfer

The IVF journey is a complicated one often filled with a lot of big emotions and the days surrounding the embryo transfer are no different. That’s why we are here to help you not only feel mentally prepared for this important step but also help your body transition into the best state for transfer. Receiving acupuncture before and after embryo transfer has proven to increase hCG levels and produce more positive pregnancy outcomes.

These treatments also reduce stress by boosting the production of endorphins throughout the body, which mitigates the stress response associated with fertility challenges. We understand that the complexity of fertility requires the mind, body, and spirit to all be performing harmoniously and we are here to make sure you feel as balanced as possible.

Explore how acupuncture can help you on your fertility journey:

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Improve Embryo Transfer Success Rates Naturally

Integrating acupuncture during your IVF fertility journey is a powerful and proven way to naturally increase positive outcomes. There have been many studies documenting the benefits and success rates of acupuncture for those undergoing embryo transfer throughout the years.

One study found that receiving acupuncture before and after embryo transfer significantly increased the pregnancy rates in women with unexplained infertility. It was also found that acupuncture significantly reduced anxiety levels that occurred before embryo transfer. In another study, 42.5% of patients who received acupuncture before embryo transfer had a positive pregnancy rate as compared to only 26.3% in the group that did not receive acupuncture.

Benefits of receiving acupuncture before and after embryo transfer:

  • Increase of hCG levels
  • Increase of endorphin levels to reduce stress
  • Improved chances of successful embryo implantation
  • Reduction of IVF medication side effects

Embryo Transfer Treatments We Offer

Receiving acupuncture helps prepare your body for pregnancy by harmonizing yin and yang energies, qi and blood, improving uterus health and uterine lining. Benefits extend to every system, reducing side effects from IVF medications and reducing stress and anxiety levels that can be counterproductive during this time. We offer several options for those wanting to improve their chances of implantation after embryo transfer through acupuncture.

Patients can expect to have acupuncture needles placed on the lower abdomen, legs, arms, and sometimes elsewhere, such as the ears.

For those working with a fertility clinic other than CCRM or those working with other care givers, please read more about our fertilty treatments including acupuncture for embryo transfer.

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Acupuncture for Pre-Embryo Transfer

Receiving acupuncture just before embryo transfer helps the body in several ways. Treatments ready your body by preparing the uterus and uterine lining for implantation. While preparing the physical body for this procedure is important, the mind must also be considered. Acupuncture helps reduce stress and bring balance to the entire body so you can feel balanced and in harmony as you go into the procedure. 

Acupuncture Post Embryo Transfer

Taking care of yourself after the transfer is just as important as before the transfer. Receiving acupuncture immediately following embryo transfer is an effective way to increase the chances of successful implantation. This session will improve the health of your reproductive system while also helping reduce stress.

In addition to receiving acupuncture, there are a few activities to do and avoid the day of and after embryo transfer. The most important thing is to take extra good care of yourself. Focus on doing things that help you relax like reading, watching tv, walking your dog, or practicing gentle yoga. Avoid vigorous exercise and having intercourse. It’s also important to avoid the temptation to take a pregnancy test. It may be a full two weeks before pregnancy can be detected. Focus on relaxing and taking care of yourself until then.

Supporting Your Fertility Journey


Dr. Adam has provided me with insight and guidance throughout the process.

Dr. Adam has been very thorough and kind. I’ve had a few 2nd-trimester miscarriages, and adoption has been a tough process, so I’m now undergoing the IVF route. Dr. Adam has provided me with insight and guidance throughout the process. It’s been comforting to have him help guide me on when and how to come in for acupuncture sessions, to help manage stress and to bolster the effects of the hormones and potential embryo implantations.

Every time I do a session, I feel so completely relaxed, and my breathing is more fluid. I even sleep better those nights! His acupuncture, specifically pinpointed to my reproductive system, helps me be mindful of the whole body connections to my womb. And before each session, we go over what my fertility doctors have recommended, and it’s really nice that I can speak with like Dr. Adam who is so knowledgeable about the process. I can always be honest about how I’m feeling, physically and emotionally, and he listens with a caring ear. I am waiting to see how IVF will turn out for me and my husband to have a child, but in the meantime, it’s been really great to have Dr. Adam and his team’s support behind me.

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Partnering With CCRM Fertility

Transformational Acupuncture is proud to partner with CCRM Fertility to bring a new dimension of care to their patients. With acupuncture services now available on-site for IVF patients, this collaboration aims to optimize success rates during the crucial stages of the IVF process.

Patients undergoing IVF will benefit from specialized acupuncture treatments administered both before and after embryo transfer. CCRM’s dedication to cutting-edge lab operations has consistently yielded high-quality CCS results, boasting some of the nation’s highest IVF success rates with CCS live births. Their unwavering investment in pioneering technology and scientific techniques underscores their commitment to providing families with the swiftest path to a healthy baby.

This strategic integration of acupuncture into CCRM’s comprehensive approach aligns with Transformational Acupuncture’s commitment to superior outcomes and to providing a deep, holistic level of support to patients.

Cost of Acupuncture Treatments

To help improve embryo transfer outcomes, we perform two 30-minute acupuncture sessions on-site. One session will be before the transfer and the other right after receiving the embryo.

We do not accept insurance at the CCRM location, and our introductory rate for the pre and post transfer treatment is $275. We are able to provide you with a superbill to submit for insurance reimbursement.

What to Expect

You can expect to find a partner in your health journey.

At Transformational Acupuncture, we work with many individuals who are on their fertility journey. We appreciate that every person and every journey is unique which is why we approach care through a holistic lens. You will be listened to, treated with respect, and be seen as a true partner in your own health journey.

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