IVF acupuncture with Peter Kington is enhanced by his expert training in reproductive medicine and his many years of clinical experience.
Peter’s approach to offering IVF acupuncture is twofold:
- Helping a woman prepare for IVF by addressing underlying causes of her infertility; and
- Offering targeted IVF acupuncture during the IVF cycle.
Peter’s firm belief is that IVF is excellent at achieving three things:
- Getting eggs from the ovarian follicles
- Fertilising eggs to make embryos
- Transferring embryos back into the uterus
Beyond that, IVF outcomes are affected by a range of uterine and hormonal influences not fully understood by biomedical science, but accommodated by the Chinese medicine system of diagnosis and symptom classification.
IVF acupuncture on the day of embryo transfer
Peter recommends IVF acupuncture on the day of embryo transfer. One session is administered before the transfer and another session is administered after the transfer.
Are herbal medicines safe to take during an IVF cycle?
Many IVF doctors caution against taking herbal medicines or preparations during IVF because of a concern these may potentiate the drugs they administer as part of an IVF cycle and therefore, put a woman at greater risk of harm due to ovarian hyper-stimulation.
In the hands of a skilled and experienced practitioner there can be a place for the use of herbs – but this should only ever be applied on a case-by-case basis and never self-administered. It should also always only ever be done with the full disclosure to your IVF doctor.
There are also times during an IVF treatment cycle where herbs can, very safely, be administered – but again, this should only ever be considered with an experienced fertility and IVF acupuncture practitioner like Peter with full disclosure to your IVF doctor.