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Acupuncture vs IVF for Fertility


All inclusive, in depth, individualized diagnoses and treatment plan

10 – 20 Acupuncture Treatments & Herbal Supplements
custom formulated per case

Average Total Cost:
$1,000 – $3000


Average Cost $20,000
per cycle including drugs

Average 3 Cycles

Average Cost:

Patients often go into serious debt with IVF and spend years paying off loans to cover treatment costs.

Side Effects
Acupuncture vs IVF


  • Acupuncture for fertility has virtually no side effects and instead has many positive benefits
  • Since acupuncture and herbs treat the whole person, other health benefits come as a result of optimizing fertility potential
  • Other health benefits: stress reduction, improved sleep, alleviation of depression/anxiety/mood swings, better digestion, less pain, more energy and a number of other health improvements as a result of optimizing system functions in the body
  • Acupuncture is almost painless for most patients, a small percentage of needle sensitive patients may experience very short & temporary mild pain that goes away within seconds
  • After acupuncture most patients report feeling relaxed and even euphoric!


  • IVF is an invasive procedure which involves pharmaceutical control over the whole female cycle, starting with chemical management of the pituitary gland and its hormonal signaling to surgical retrieval of viable eggs, to embryo transfer
  • Between pharmaceutical and surgical procedures there are numerous side effects
  • Most common side effects are: pain, weight gain, fluid retention, breast tenderness, hot flashes, mood swings, upset stomach, multiple pregnancies, twins/triplets & more, dizziness, vaginal dryness, abnormal menstrual bleeding, greater risk of postpartum depression
  • Stress of failure and financial stresses incurred