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Acupuncture for Fertility

Acupuncture stands as a cornerstone in aiding and empowering patients on their fertility journey.  

I am passionate and dedicated to supporting women's menstrual health and I have spent countless hours on continued professional development on fertility, plus time with patients to help them achieve their dreams of having a baby. 

This is not to say that acupuncture will certainly give you positive pregnancy, but that with a fertility acupuncturist you will get:

  • A holistic approach to your menstrual cycle and conception: the time we spend together we are unpicking all your health history.  From your sleep, to digestion, to menstrual cycle and beyond I am uncovering anything which might affect your chances of a pregnancy to ensure we have discovered, eliminated or treated every aspect

  • Time, guidance and expertise: there can be a big gap between what your initial conversation with a GP, to being sent for IVF.  I am here to help you navigate this time to ensure you are as informed as possible.  We use this time wisely to prepare and optimise your:

    • Menstrual cycle​ and regulating hormones

    • The quality of your egg

    • The thickness of your endometrium

    • Your vaginal health

    • Your partners sperm

    • Support your mental health


If you would like to work with me as your fertility acupuncturist whether you are:

  • about to start IVF

  • experiencing secondary infertility

  • starting to consider getting pregnant

  • or you have a diagnosis which might be considered a challenge for fertility for example PCOS, endometriosis, thyroid conditions

Then I am part of your acupuncture support team, working with you to achieve your end goal.

Love Andrea, the Period Acupuncturist

Fertility - sperm swimming towards an egg


Effects of acupuncture on pregnancy outcomes in women undergoing in vitro fertilization: an updated systematic review and meta-analysis

In this 2023 study of 4,757 participants using acupuncture during IVF they found "acupuncture can significantly improve CPR (clinical pregnancy rate) and LBR (live birth rate) among women undergoing IVF."


Impact of Whole-Systems Traditional Chinese Medicine Therapy on In Vitro Fertilization and Embryo Transfer Outcomes: A Retrospective Cohort Study


In this 2023 retrospective cohort study of 2,733 patients found that "Our findings suggest that WS-TCM (whole systems Traditional Chinese Medicine) therapy may improve the LBRs (live birth rates) and cumulative LBRs of subfertile women undergoing IVF-ET.



Acupuncture and women’s health: an overview of the role of acupuncture and its clinical management in women’s reproductive health

In this 2014 literature review they found "We have preliminary data indicating that acupuncture may improve menstrual health and coping among women experiencing delays in becoming pregnant. There are experimental data indicating that acupuncture can influence female reproductive functioning, although the actual mechanisms involved are not yet clarified"


IVF, acupuncture and mental health: a qualitative study of perceptions and experiences of women participating in a randomized controlled trial of acupuncture during IVF treatment

Fertility: semen entering a uterus

In this 2021 qualitative survey of 50 women they found the following experience of receiving acupuncture whilst undergoing IVF:

  • "In this study, many women believed that their well-being was enhanced by having acupuncture during treatment, describing this as reduction of stress typically characterized as relaxation. Furthermore, they described experiencing higher-order features of well-being such as increased optimism, calmness, peacefulness, mindfulness and feeling good within and about themselves"

  • "in this qualitative study, participants reported that compassionate care and an opportunity to rest during IVF, and especially following embryo transfer, had an emotionally important effect"

I offer mobile fertility acupuncture treatments across Hertfordshire and Central Bedfordshire

Fertility Acupuncturist in Hertfordshire

I have fertility acupuncture clinics in Hitchin or Hatfield

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