Acupuncture for IUI

IUI (Intra-Uterine Insemination) is very often the first type of treatment tried in assisted conception.

Intra-Uterine Insemination Explained

IUI involves sperm insemination  via a catheter, into a women’s womb. It’s often considered as a first for of treatment in cases such as unexplained infertility, part of a donor treatment for same sex couples, in cases of mild endometriosis or in cases of mild sperm issues.

I have worked with a number of clients during there IUI treatment, providing acupuncture and fertility support at various stages of the process:

  • If you are taking stimulation drugs eg clomid to help develop follicles Acupuncture treatment may help during this phase with the development and also the ease the effects of the drugs on your system.
  • Acupuncture can also be given at ovulation.
  • Pre and post the insemination – which may help the women’s uterus keep calm and promote good blood supply to the uterine lining.
  • About 7 days after the procedure we can do an Acupuncture treatment that may help with implantation of the fertilised embryo.

To find out more about how Acupuncture for fertility can help with IUI and other fertility treatments please contact me.