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Acupuncture – Why such a buzz?

Julie Vecera

Acupuncturist, Nutritionist, Traditional Chinese Medical Practitioner and the creator of the Fertility Lifestyle Program
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Acupuncture – Why such a buzz?

You probably hear a lot about acupuncture whether trying to conceive naturally or through IVF. Research shows that acupuncture improves blood flow to the ovaries and the endometrium. This allows the ovaries to function at their peak and helps to increase the lining thickness of the uterus. A short treatment prior to and immediately after embryo transfer is shown to increase the chances of implantation.

In preparation for an IVF cycle acupuncture can help regulate hormones, improve the menstrual cycle and promote ovulation whilst relieving stress by working on the central nervous system.

Most patients feel that acupuncture helps them to sleep better and have a more relaxed and optimistic state of mind and therefore, it’s highly recommended.

For Men: It’s also very helpful for enhancing sperm count and motility whilst alleviating any stress.

At Bump we prefer to see women weekly approaching an IVF cycle and on days 3, 6 and 9 of a drug cycle. This is then followed by a short pre/post treatment on the day of embryo transfer to assist with implantation. If trying to conceive naturally then we would ideally like to see patients weekly for around 12 weeks whilst you are trying.

Dr Julie Rani Vecera is a Chinese Medical Practitioner, Nutritional Advisor and Acupuncturist. She is available for private consultations in various locations in Melbourne or via Skype. For more information please contact or

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