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Acupuncturist Discusses Infertility and IVF Procedure in Toowoomba

The world’s first successful “test-tube baby” was Louise Joy Brown. She was born on July 25, 1978, in Great Britain. Two years later, Australia’s first ‘test tube baby’ was born in 1980. After that time Infertility Treatments and the IVF Procedure have become increasingly more successful at permitting infertile couples to produce their very own “test-tube baby”. The scientific IVF Procedure and Infertility Treatments require the use of medications that adjust hormonal imbalances in infertile females and males so that the likelihood of conception is increased. There is some research evidence that Chinese medicine treatment may assist in supporting specific fertility treatments such as IVF, and there is also broad agreement by Chinese medicine practitioners and other health practitioners about acupuncture as an adjunct treatment for IVF. Subsequently, many health practitioners may recommend acupuncture as an adjunct treatment that may assist with IVF treatment. There is continuing research about how acupuncture can assist with the effectiveness of IVF treatment and you should consult your treating practitioner/s about how acupuncture may be able to help you.

Several modern scientific trials have suggested that the pregnancy rates for the most-used fertility drug Clomid is equal to a course of acupuncture treatment. Both treatments produce a 50% likelihood of producing a pregnancy over a three month time period for infertile couples that are not undertaking an IVF Procedure. It must be noted that there are many acupoints that could cause serious harm including a miscarriage if used incorrectly. Thus it is essential that the Acupuncture treatment course is applied by a suitably-qualified acupuncture practitioner. I am Louis Gordon and I am a suitably-qualified acupuncture practitioner. I practice acupuncture from ANTRAC Acupuncture Clinic in Middle Ridge, Toowoomba, 4350, Queensland, Australia. I have over 3 decades of acupuncture experience, and I can help in practically all medical conditions associated with male and female Infertility Treatments and the IVF Procedure. Call for more information on (07) 4636 6100.

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Recent Acupuncture Research Findings 


1 – A group of German researchers found that adding acupuncture to the traditional IVF treatment protocols substantially increased pregnancy success.

1 – Dr. Chang says acupuncture treatment stimulates egg production in women who can’t (or don’t want to) use fertility medications to help them get pregnant.

1 – They reported the pregnancy rates for an egg-producing drug such as Clomid is equal to acupuncture alone, both giving a 50% chance of pregnancy over a three months period for general patients, where no IVF procedure is performed.

2 – In other research published in the journal Medical Acupuncture, Sandra Emmons, MD, assistant professor of obstetrics and gynaecology at Oregon Health Sciences University, reported that acupuncture may directly impact the number of egg follicles available for fertilization in women undergoing IVF.

3 – Research has confirmed that acupuncture prevents miscarriage, enhances IVF success rates, and increases successful pregnancy rates.

4 – Researchers found that 35 percent of the women who received acupuncture  during IVF procedures had a baby compared with only 25 percent of women in the control groups, which is a 40% increase in success.

4 – Researchers noted that there is some evidence that suggests acupuncture needle stimulation may improve blood flow to the uterus.


1 – Fertility and Sterility. April 2002. Dr. Chang.

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3 – Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, vol. 2012, Article ID 893023, 10 pages, 2012.

4 – Medical Daily. Christine Hsu. 30 January 2012.

Before commencing any Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) procedure, I believe that it’s always wise to see a suitably-qualified acupuncturist for a second opinion, as many patients who come for acupuncture prior to a scheduled IVF procedure, fall pregnant NATURALLY, because the acupuncture can help reduce the symptom of stress associated with the women not falling pregnant. This saves a lot of invasive procedures, and medicating, and obviously $ave$ a lot of money.

Before any ART procedure, self-injection of medications into the abdomen and/or taking pharmaceutical medications will generally be required.

These drugs regulate hormones, cause ovulation to occur, and increase the number of eggs.

If the major problem is with the sperm, or if the egg can’t easily be penetrated by the sperm, then the ICSI procedure is applied.

In the ICSI procedure sperm is injected into the cytoplasm of an egg.

…………………………………………….. Then it’s a waiting game!

All going well, your mission to fall pregnant will be successful.

Then a “little ray of sunshine” will “come into the world”. Then you will be able to take your “little ray of sunshine” home to illuminate your life. (Please make sure you take the right one!)

OFTEN Infertility + Acupuncture (to reduce symptoms of stress) MAY = “A little ray of sunshine”.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (using Chinese herbs and acupuncture) has been optimising health and maybe boosting fertility  for thousands of years.

Why do you think China is the most populous country on earth?

While occasionally bruises may occur, and some points may be slightly sensitive, generally acupuncture is soothing, harmonises your meridians and optimises your health and wellbeing.


  • If YOU live in SE Queensland, and YOU want to be less stressed to encourage the likelihood of pregnancy, call us.
  • We are located at 216 Ramsay St, MIDDLE RIDGE, Toowoomba, Queensland, 4350.
  • CALL (07) 4636 6100 for more information, or to secure your appointments.

Thank you from ANTRAC Acupuncture Clinic.

Accupuncture, Acupunture or Accupunture common misspelling

Note that “Acupuncture” is often misspelt as accupuncture, acupunture or accupunture, that is with either too many c’s or not enough c’s. I would love to be able to clear up this very common spelling mistake, and set the record straight.

Ac·u·punc·ture – pronounced ak-yoo-puhngk-cher; Origin: 1675–85; < Latin acū with a needle (ablative of acus  needle) or acu- (as combining form of acus ) + puncture.


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