Treatment ideally begins before menstruation starts of the cycle you plan on doing the IUI. This is in order to ensure the new lining has a clean base.
1. Cycle day 27, 28, or 29 (the cycle before scheduled IUI)
2. Cycle day 5, 6, or 7.
3. Cycle day 12 or 13
4. 5th day after IUI
Who Does It Help?:
Patients who are using IUI along with acupuncture will have the benefit of increasing local circulation and nutrition to the follicles and uterus.
This may be beneficial to those patients who have thin uterine linings, poor responders to follicle stimulation, or inconvenient side effects from their fertility medication. These side effects include bloating, headaches, and moodiness.
It is advised that you complete all labs prior to IUI to ensure best results. For patients with advanced maternal age or egg quality issues, it is advised that acupuncture treatment and supplements begin three months in advance. For male factor, it is advised that treatment and supplements begin for him at least 75 days in advance.