Plan for managing the extreme emotional pressure of an IVF cycle; ***ACUPUNCTURE – high dose 2-3x/wk until OPU to both improve ovarian response and to down regulate the sympathetic nervous system (stress). Then continue 1/wk post IVF to aid in restoring balance and well-being.
***CHINESE HERBAL MEDICINE – Xiao Yao San via tincture administration. This would be recommended if more emotional support is required. Try acupuncture for 7-10 days (3-4 sessions) then start herbal formula if required.
***BALANCE YINSTILL SUPPLEMENT. Take for 1 month post OPU to support liver and restore normal estrogen levels.
Further information regarding above recommendations;
***Acupuncture improves IVF success rates and patient experience. This is a podcast and article I wrote to summarize the more current literature on the subject. https://yinstill.com/acupuncture-improves-ivf-success-rates-patient-experience/
***Xiao Yao San – Chinese herbal medicine. A short article with links to a couple research papers where they clarify its role with increasing serotonin (which is low if estrogen is low) and it’s comparability with SSRI’s without the side effects. ‘The Holy Grail’ are the testimonies of the women that swear by this formulation and how well it improves their emotional quality of life. https://yinstill.com/depression-and-the-chinese-herbal-formula-xiao-yao-san/
***BALANCE custom compounded Yinstill supplement to reduce estrogen levels. I recommend this to women who are in any state of estrogen excess (post IVF/FET, Endo, Fibroids, miscarriage, cysts). There is a plethora of research in this area due to the use in oncology (cancer). Primarily, they support liver function and the metabolizing/processing of excess hormones. https://yinstill-wellness.myshopify.com/collections/all-products/products/balance-hormone-balance-estrogen-dominance
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