Acupuncture for Pregnancy/Conception

Acupuncture » Acupuncture for Pregnancy/Conception



Unfortunately many couples are finding that conceiving is not as straight forward as it should be. There can be many reasons for this, including the increased pressure of modern life and leaving starting a family until later. Traditional Chinese Medicine can be particularly helpful with this problem, by approaching fertility issues in the same way it tackles any other condition: by restoring your body to its natural balanced state. Studies in Germany have shown that the success rate of IVF increases by 67% when women are having acupuncture treatment alongside the IVF, when compared to a control group who had IVF alone.


As we leave starting a family until later in life we lower the chances of becoming pregnant in any particular month. Studies show that healthy and fertile women in their late teens and early twenties typically take 4 months to conceive, women in their thirties will typically take 10 months to conceive, a 10% chance of conceiving on any one month. By the time women reach their early forties the percentage chance of becoming pregnant in any particular month is reduced to just 3%, or up to 3 years to conceive! Of course, the process takes two! So often the men’s role in conception is forgotten, and the health of the sperm can be easily damaged by poor diet, stress, pollutants, and aging.



The good news is that acupuncture can increase the chances of conception by stimulating ovulation, regulating ovulation and increasing the flow of blood to the uterus, as well as increasing the health of the sperm. Acupuncture can have a very powerful action on reducing the negative effects of stress and anxiety, two emotions that can make conception more difficult.

In addition to acupuncture treatment we will take into account your diet, exercise and relaxation patterns, our aim is to help you to become as healthy as you can to enable your body to be ready for conception.