IVF + Fertility

Clinically we treat a couple specific to their diagnosis which can vary person to person; which is what makes Chinese medicine such a superior complementary modality in integrative fertility treatment. Since 30% of the time it is the woman factor and 30% of the time it is because of the male factor we have to take into account the health of the couple as a whole, in order to achieve optimal results.

Also, it is known how acupuncture can significantly increase the chances of live births when doing treatments such as IUI and IVF. Through many studies done on the subject we have seen that it can increase live birth rates up to 60- 65%.

How does treatment work?

Acupuncture can help your egg quality and there has been some recent studies on that it can improve the quantity as well. It allows for better circulation of blood to the uterus, enhancing the environment for a healthier inplantation as well as helping with your general relaxation and health.

How much time does it take?

Ideally you would start treatment at least three months prior to the planned IUI or IVF transfter. Optimal treatment is a minimum of twelve sessions, once to twice a week leading up to any hormonal treatment and continued until the extraction of eggs. On the day of the transfer, studies have shown that having acupuncture within an hour before and after the transfer can increase chances of live births significantly. Usually this is done in my clinic on the day of the transfer or the IUI or in the Fertility Specialist’s office.

Here in Buenos Aires I work in partnership with Dr. Glujvosky, who allows me to do the acupuncture just before and after the transfer in his own clinic, which is ideal for successful outcomes.

About Dr. Demian Glujvosky ::

Dr. Demián Glujovsky is a specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility (REI), as well as an obstetrician and gynecologist, at CEGYR in Buenos Aires, Argentina. CEGYR has an ISO 9001:2008 certification of quality and follows the key priniciples of ART (Assisted Conception Taskforce). Besides, Reprogenetics Argentina is running at the same clinic´s embryo lab. CEGYR´s IVF program does more than 1,500 IVF/ICSI cycles every year, with more than 550 egg donor IVF cycles. As part of the medical staff at CEGYR, Dr. Glujovsky has served as the Egg Donor Coordinator. He has been trained both in the United States (RMA of New Jersey and Columbia University) and in Argentina. Dr. Glujovsky has a master’s degree in clinical and health care effectiveness given by University of Buenos Aires, with the participation of faculty from the Harvard School of Public Health and the Pan-American Health Organization. Dr. Demián Glujovsky does not only work day by day in IVF treatments, but he also spends time doing research. He is an active member in international scientific societies such as Cochrane (in the editorial board), ASRM and ESHRE (American and European reproductive medicine societies) and he is a referee in several peer reviewed journals where he has published more tan 25 papers.

The main objective of Dr. Glujovsky is to combine fertility treatments with a sincere caring to provide patients with personal and professional care. The goal is to make his patients feel confident and comfortable with undergoing fertility treatments abroad. Dr. Glujovsky´s way of working is by taking the time to listen to and answer any questions taht patients may have and investigate all the fertility treatment options. Personal contact with Dr. Glujovsky is guaranteed; he is in charge of the treatment from the beginning to the end.

Treatments:

  •    Intrauterine inseminations (IUI)
  •    In vitro fertilization (IVF) with or without ICSI
  •    Egg donation
  •    Egg freezing

In all the treaments, it is posible to add:

  •    IMSI
  •    Donor sperm
  •    Annexin V Columns (MACS)
  •    Preimplantation genetic screening (PGS) with microarray-based Comparative Genomic Hybridization (aCGH)