Acupuncture for Fertility and IVF

Acupuncture is becoming widely recognised and recommended for treating infertility, as well as used for additional support in preparation and during the IVF process.

When coming into the clinic we will go through a full consultation looking at in detail every area of your health and lifestyle. This will include talking about things like your menstrual cycle (length/frequency, when you ovulate, BBT, menstrual blood, PMS) as well as digestion and bowel movements, diet, hydration, environmental factors, sleep, emotional health, medical history.

I will also take a look at your tongue, ears, face and palpate your abdomen. A full consultation and inspection will help me build up a picture of your current excesses or deficiencies according to Traditional Chinese Medicine. This will then allow me to design an individualised point presciption for you.

It is well known that it takes around 100 days for an egg to be recruited and matured for ovulation. With this in mind, it is advisable to give yourself at least 3 months to prepare yourself, your body and the environment within which the egg will mature and ripen. Emotionally and psychologically this can also give you some breathing space to take your foot off the accelerator and spend some time out to fully nurture yourself.

Acupuncture isn’t just for the women. The fertility of men can be boosted and improved too through acupucture, partiularly if you have a known male factor issue. Remember it always takes two.

During the IVF process we can look at which drug protocol you have been given, and why, as well as use acupuncture to help reduce PMS and menopausal-like symptoms experienced from the drugs. We can also book in to give pre and post TVOR (egg collection) and pre and post embryo transfer sessions. These are hugely beneficial not only to nourish and boost uterine Qi and Blood but also to support the Shen (emotions and heart space). From your scans we can also monitor other things such as endometrial thickness, blood flow, follicle sizes and growth rate, and oestrogen levels to get ahead of any potential ovarian hyperstimulation (OHSS).

If you are interested in this service I am offering a £30 initial discussion and taster session for you to experience the sensation of the needles.

Moving forward prices are as follows:

  • Pay as you go £45
  • Pack of 6 weekly sessions £243 (includes a 10% discount)
  • Pack of 12 weekly sessions £459 (includes a 15% discount)
  • Couples wanting to book 12 weekly sessions will enjoy 20% discount at £864.

Note payments must be made 48 hours in advance of the appointment. Packs of weekly sessions are payable up front. Sometimes there may be one or two weeks where we cannot treat (due to holidays or work commitments for example) for which I am happy to be flexible.

Please call/text on 07799144606 or email to discuss further or to book in.