Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine & Infertility and Reproductive Medicine located in China Town, New York, Elmhurst and Queens, NY
IVF & IUI services offered in China Town, New York, Elmhurst and Queens, NY

In vitro fertilization (IVF) and intrauterine insemination (IUI) can help you conceive when you have low fertility. Nikki Yu, LAc, and the team at Healthkey Group Fertility in Lower Manhattan, New York, can significantly increase your chances of successful IVF and IUI using traditional Chinese medicine. They specialize in acupuncture, herbal supplements, and other treatments that naturally improve fertility. Schedule a consultation at Healthkey Group Fertility by calling the office or using the online booking tool today.  


What are IVF and IUI?

IVF and IUI are techniques to help you conceive and have a successful pregnancy:


IUI involves harvesting the man’s sperm, selecting the healthiest of them, and injecting them directly into the woman’s uterus. It gives sperm a head start, so they don’t have to negotiate the vagina and cervix before reaching the egg.



IVF can help people conceive when other fertility treatments haven’t worked. The woman takes fertility drugs to increase the number of eggs she releases each month. The IVF team harvests the eggs and fertilizes them in the lab. They then implant the fertilized eggs back into the woman’s uterus.

Spare eggs can be preserved for future pregnancies or donated to people who can’t conceive using their own eggs and sperm.


How can I improve my chances of successful IVF or IUI?

The Healthkey Group Fertility team offers traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) treatments like acupuncture, meridian massage, and herbal medicine that are proven to boost IVF and IUI results. Studies show acupuncture can significantly increase IVF success, with pregnancy rates of 42.4% compared to 26% in women who undergo IVF without these treatments.

The aim is to:

  • Build a naturally strong, healthy body
  • Improve reproductive organ blood flow
  • Balance hormones
  • Optimize the uterine environment
  • Encourage healthy ovulation

Women whose egg quality is poor and those considered to have a limited chance of successful IVF/IUI because of their age are proven to benefit from TCM treatments.


When should I start therapies for IVF and IUI success?

The Healthkey Group Fertility team recommends you begin treatment before starting IVF or IUI treatment.

The sooner you begin receiving therapies like regular massages and acupuncture and start taking herbal supplements, the healthier and more fertile you’ll be for your IVF/IUI treatment. Patients receiving consistent acupuncture treatment for 4-6 months before their IVF retrieval-fertilization-transfer cycle may achieve the best results.

The team’s treatment plan includes preconception and pre-egg-retrieval acupuncture and further sessions before and after the embryo transfer. They connect with your IVF/IUI provider to ensure you receive treatment exactly when you need it on the day of your embryo transfer.

Call Healthkey Group Fertility or book an appointment online to learn more about improving your chances of IVF and IUI success using alternative medicine today.