• Fertility

We aim to support couples wishing to conceive by
working together to place them in the best possible
place for conception.

We take an integrated approach, using tools such as
basal body temperature (BBT) charting and the results
of any western medical exploratory tests, such as
hormone levels and scans, to aid and inform our
Traditional Chinese Medicine diagnosis.

Research has demonstrated that acupuncture can have
a positive effect on those trying for a baby and can
actually aid the conception process.

Studies have shown that acupuncture may
help in the treatment of infertility by:
  • Regulating the menstrual cycle
  • Regulating fertility hormones - stress and other
    factors can cause hormonal imbalances that can
    negatively impact fertility
  • Enhancing luteal function
  • Increasing blood flow to the reproductive organs
  • Improving blood flow to the ovaries, enhancing the
    environment in which ovarian follicles develop
  • Increasing blood flow to the uterus, improving the
    thickness of the endometrial lining and increasing
    the chances of embryo implantation
  • Counteracting the effects of polycystic ovarian
    syndrome (PCOS) - PCOS is one of the most
    common causes of female infertility
  • Improving sperm count, morphology and mobility

Understandably, trying to conceive can be a stressful
experience. Acupuncture is well suited to the treatment
of infertility as it is a gentle and relaxing treatment.
Many find that undergoing a course of acupuncture
reduces associated problems such as anxiety, stress
and insomnia and helps to improve the chances of
pregnancy by improving wellbeing in general.

If you would like to have acupuncture treatment you will
need to book a fertility consultation.

Contact us to book an appointment. Saturdays Only.

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Studies have shown that acupuncture
may help during an IVF cycle by:
  • Increasing blood flow to the reproductive
    organs, which can improve the thickness
    of the endometrial lining, so increasing the
    chances of embryo implantation
  • Increasing egg production and improving
    egg quality, which could increase the
    chance of fertilisation
  • Enhancing luteal function
  • Promoting embryo implantation
  • Assisted Conception

Many couples are now seeking acupuncture treatment
throughout their IVF cycles and research has shown that
acupuncture before and after embryo transfer may
increase the chance of success.

If you are planning an IVF cycle and would like support
throughout the process please make an appointment to
see us prior to starting your treatment cycle. Ideally you
will see us in the months beforehand in order prepare
your body for assisted conception.

After a fertility consultation an individual treatment plan
will be tailored to suit your protocol.

As long as you have had a fertility consultation with us,
we offer a comprehensive service allowing IVF patients
to receive acupuncture 7 days a week (Sundays and bank holidays for embryo transfer only). We ensure that we can always see patients around embryo transfer and run a flexible system that allows this to be arranged at short notice.

Contact us to book an appointment. Saturdays Only.

Please be prepared to answer questions
on the following:
  • Fertility history
  • Results of past blood tests or
    investigations
  • Previous pregnancies, miscarriages
    & terminations
  • Menstrual history - cycle length,
    length of bleed, nature of blood, etc
  • Contraception history
  • Ovulation, basal body temperature
    (BBT) charting and cervical mucus
  • Health history
  • Family history
  • Appetite, diet and digestion
  • Energy & moods
  • Sleep
  • Medication, including pain,
    nutritional or antibiotic medication
  • Exercise
  • Fertility Consultation

In Traditional Chinese Medicine we look at all aspects of
your health and in the case of infertility will be particularly
interested in any issues with the menstrual cycle. A full
and detailed diagnosis will enable us to make an
individualised treatment plan.

Your initial consultation will last 1.5 - 2 hours and will be
focused on taking your case history. It may include an
acupuncture treatment or you may have your first
treatment at your subsequent appointment, once we
have identified the best approach for you. This will
depend upon the complexity of your case and the urgency
of treatment (e.g. if you are undergoing IVF).

During your consultation we will take a detailed look at
your tongue and you will have your pulse taken. These
are Traditional Chinese Medicine methods of assessing
health.

Please bring as much information as possible on your
condition with you to your consultation including test
results and BBT charts if you have completed these
(don't worry if you haven't as we will provide information
and guidance to get you started). Based on the
information gathered, an individualised treatment plan
will be made, which will include lifestyle advice to support
your treatment. You may also be referred to another
practitioner or advised to book western medical tests that
would benefit you, such as a hormone profile, vitamin D
levels, thyroid or iron-deficiency anaemia blood test.

If you have had previous IVF cycles, please bring as much information as possible about each cycle including the clinic where you had/are having treatment, type of cycle (short or long protocol), medication name and dose, number of follicles, number of mature eggs, number fertilised, number of embryos and their quality, day of transfer, number of embryos to freeze, sperm sample results, endometrial lining thickness, signs and symptoms during the two week wait (e.g. bleeding, cramping, headaches, etc).

Contact us to book an appointment. Saturdays Only.

  • Treatment Costs

Fertility Consultation (2 hours): £100

Follow-up Treatment (1 hour): £50

  • Support
Infertility Network UK
Infertility Network UK is the UK's leading charity
providing information, support and advice to all
those struggling to conceive.

Verity
Verity is the UK charity for women whose lives
are affected by Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
(PCOS).

Human Fertilisation & Embryology Authority
(HFEA)

The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority
is the UK's independent regulator overseeing the
use of gametes and embryos in fertility treatment
and research.

Endometriosis UK
Endometriosis UK provides vital support
services, reliable information and a community
for those affected by endometriosis.