Acupuncture for Fertility

Problems conceiving or undergoing fertility treatment?

Acupuncture for Fertility

Caroline has a special interest in Acupuncture for gynaecology, fertility and IVF assistance and also practices at Reproductive Health Group alongside some of the countries leading fertility experts.

Caroline works with individuals and couples using acupuncture to support both male and female fertility.

Acupuncture can be used whether you are optimizing your health and wellbeing before trying to conceive naturally or undergoing assisted reproductive techniques (IVF,IUI, ICSI, Egg donation).

With knowledge of both the western medical fertility treatments and of traditional Chinese medicine Caroline can tailor her treatments to the individual and support you through the physical and emotional strain of fertility treatment.

Caroline can offer help with

  • IVF support :

Acupuncture can increase your chances of getting pregnant and having a baby when undergoing fertility treatment

A systematic review from 2018 found having acupuncture improves the live birth rates of women undergoing IVF or ICSI. Existing evidence showed patients who had acupuncture had a higher pregnancy rate than those that didn’t when undergoing treatment.

Undergoing IVF/ICSI can be a highly stressful experience. Studies show that acupuncture can reduce stress and anxiety and increase a woman’s ability to cope with the process.

  • Womens health issues such as:
  • - Dysmenorrhea, PCOS, Endometriosis
  • - Regulating the menstrual cycle
  • - Reducing stress
  • - Pregnancy support – eg, pelvic or back pain, morning sickness, migraine
  • - Menopause - managing symptoms such as hot flushes

How acupuncture may benefit fertility

  • - Regulating fertility hormones
  • - Reducing stress, stress can cause hormonal imbalances that can negatively impact fertility
  • - Increase blood flow to the reproductive organs
  • - Increase blood flow to the uterus and improves the thickness of the endometrial lining thus increasing the the chances of embryo implantation
  • - Counteracting the effects of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), Acupuncture has been shown to reduce the number of ovarian cysts, stimulate ovulation, enhance blastocyst implantation and regulate the menstrual cycle in women with PCOS