Acupuncture in Fertility

A 2008 study published in the British Medical Journal concluded that “preliminary evidence suggests that acupuncture given with embryo transfer improves rates of pregnancy and live birth among women undergoing in vitro fertilisation [IVF].”
Please contact me to talk about how I can help you with any of the conditions listed here:
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Thrush
  • Cystitis
  • Menstrual irregularities
  • Failure to ovulate
  • No periods
  • Painful periods
  • Endometriosis
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
Although it may not be as widely reported as female infertility, around 30% of men suffer from some form of impairment to their fertility; according to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority report of 2005.
We also know that sperm quality is in decline. Take a look at these results from the World Health Organisation (WHO):
Parameter WHO 1999 Study WHO 2010 Study
Volume 2 ml 1.5 ml
Concentration 20 million/ml 15 million/ml
Progressive motility 50% 32%
Normal forms 14% 4%
There is overwhelming scientific evidence showing a rise in the number of men experiencing issues with fertility. Rather than starting IVF, ICSI, rushing into drug therapy or an invasive surgical procedure, the Traditional Chinese Medicine approach takes into account underlying causes to any symptoms you may have noticed.
If you have any concerns about your fertility please feel free to email or contact me.  I’ve successfully supported men who have been diagnosed with a low sperm count, poor sperm morphology or motility and who are going through the ICSI method of IVF.
 Many men come for treatment already  diagnosed with the conditions above, but I can also help you if you have no diagnosis but just want to increase your sperm count and the quality of sperm produced to boost the chances of conception whether natural or assisted.
Sperm takes 100 days to be replaced so treatment needs to be over a minimum of three months for the optimum results.
Treatment is a combination of Acupuncture or Acupuncture & Chinese Herbs  or just Chinese Herbs depending on the Chinese Medicine diagnosis and my advice and  patients personal choices.
 Lastly I would like to reassure any potential patients that fertility Acupuncture does not involve needling any genital areas – a question I am frequently asked !
Contact Helen on or call us on 01582 760200 for more information.