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Deciding to pursue IVF is not a step that anyone can take lightly. It is a demanding, stressful and expensive process.  Acupuncture has been widely recognised to improve IVF success rates between 30% – 60%. 

At The Cycle of Life we specialise in the support and treatments that both partners need, to get through this stressful time. We work closely with all of the IVF Doctors on the Gold Coast and we have helped hundreds of couples succeed with their IVF cycles. We have a very comprehensive understanding of the different IVF processes and procedures.   


Session 1 ~ Initial Treatment

In this session, a personalised consultation is followed by a treatment. This is where we look over your health history and balance and prepare the body for the upcoming cycle. There is good evidence that the best results are achieved with 3 months of treatment prior to IVF. At this stage we want to increase blood flow and energy to the ovaries to optimise follicle growth and quality. To ensure that the endometrium is thick and nutrient rich and to relax the patient so that egg collection is as easy as possible.

Session 2 ~
Between Trigger and Egg Collection

This is a small window of time where the ovaries are triggered to mimic ovulation and prepare for pickup.  When the trigger injection is given it physically changes the eggs and they become vascular.  Having a treatment at this time stimulates blood flow to the follicles. The latest clinical trial results and our own clinic experience has shown that this greatly helps with the quality and maturity of the eggs.

Session 3 ~
Post Egg Collection

This treatment will take place just after egg collection. The treatment aims to reduce internal swelling and abdominal bloating, and to minimise the after effects of anaesthetic. Directing energy to the abdomen will help with the healing process and to ensure that everything is as ready as possible for the transfer of the embryo.

Session 4 ~
Pre and Post Embryo Transfer

This treatment occurs before and directly after the transfer of the embryo back into the uterus. This session is mainly to relax the patient and to encourage the embryo to implant.

Session 5 ~
Implantation Treatment

The final treatment is done 4 – 8 days after IVF transfer, around the time that an embryo would naturally implant in the uterus. This treatment encourages the uterus to be lush with blood and to be as thick as possible, so your little wonder wants to imbed and grow. Relaxation points are also used to calm the stress and excitement.

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Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine and Naturopathic Supplementation has a very positive effect on Sperm in fact it is probably the easiest fertility issue to see relatively quick improvement with. Whether it is sperm count, morphology, motility or improving fertilization rates we see improved success rates when both partners are treated.


At the clinic we recommend acupuncture treatments in the two weeks leading up to the time the sample is needed for the IVF cycle. This is to improve the vitality of the cells and therefore the sample.

Book an appointment, get in touch. We are more than happy to chat with any couples who would like to know more about how we can help. 07 5689 1777

We continually work with all of the IVF clinics on the Gold Coast.