Acupuncture and Intra- Uterine Insemination (IUI)

IUI is very often the first type of treatment tried in assisted conception. IUI may be considered in cases such as unexplained infertility or as part of a donor treatment for same sex couples. IUI may also be used in cases of mild endometriosis or in cases of mild sperm issues.

IUI involves insemination of sperm via a very thin catheter, into the women’s womb. This is done usually without anaesthetic and mild cramping may be experienced during the procedure.

Acupuncture treatment may help during the follicle development phase, sometimes in conjunction with the drug clomid. Then Acupuncture may be given at ovulation and sometimes a pre and post IUI treatment may be given. This may help the women’s uterus keep nice and calm and promote good blood supply to the uterine lining. Then about 7 days after the procedure we can do an acupuncture treatment that may help with implantation of the fertilised embryo.