Fertility Acupuncture Nottingham

Fertility Acupuncture Nottingham


What is Fertility Acupuncture?

Fertility acupuncture Nottingham can increase fertility by reducing stress, increasing blood flow to the reproductive organs, rebalance your energy flow and prime your body for fertility. Fertility acupuncture practitioners are very knowledgeable in procedures involving IVF and medications and specialise in a area of acupuncture which focus on the reasons why you may be having trouble conceiving.

Fertility Acupuncture with IVF Treatment

Acupuncture can help prepare your body for IVF, by improving the blood flow around the ovaries and endometrial lining to help maximise your chances of a successful treatment. Patients tend to find that their embryo grading improves as well as the fertilisation rate. Acupuncture Nottingham is also used to help keep stress to a minimum, as stress can be a big cause of an unsuccessful treatment cycle.

Acupuncture can be used with any type of IVF procedure, we commonly use acupuncture with IVF and ICSI, frozen embryo transfers, donor egg cycles and natural IVF cycles, as well as IUI.

Fertility Acupuncture without IVF Treatment

Fertility Acupuncture Nottingham

Baby River, named after successful Fertility Acupuncture at Riverside Natural Health Centre, Nottingham

There can be many reasons why conception isn’t occurring, polycystic ovarian syndrome, endometriosis and irregular cycles are commonly seen. Acupuncture is used to help regulate cycles in the case of pcos and help clear out endometrial tissue causing endometriosis. Here’s what a patient’s consultant said to one of our ladies who was being treated for endometriosis.

The most frustrating diagnosis is “unexplained infertility” in this instance we would take a detailed case history, look into any blood test and scan results you may have, look in depth at your menstrual cycle and see what needs adjusting using acupuncture.

Sometimes we find it’s the stress of the unexplained infertility diagnosis itself that blocks conception. By calming your body down, improving flow around ovaries an endometrial lining this is sometimes enough to help.

Embryo Transfer Treatment with Acupuncture

Focusing on the days around embryo transfer, pre transfer treatment is 24 hours and post transfer acupuncture treatment can be between 24 – 48 hours. There is research available to say that acupuncture treatment around this time helps to improve the outcome.

Number of Treatments

From our experience, clients that undergo fertility acupuncture Nottingham, we find that it takes around 3 months of acupuncture to have an effect on your cycle.

We would usually recommend starting acupuncture 3 months before your IVF. However, you can start fertility acupuncture Nottingham anytime through your cycle. We’ve had ladies start whilst they are on their down regulating phase.

Success Rate

Male increase in sperm count can improve by 40%. This is basically a 3 month block of treatment, pre IVF
The success rate with a combination of IVF and acupuncture is approximately 80% at the clinic.
The success rate using acupuncture alone is approximately 70% at the clinic


During the first treatment we will go through a case history, including a detailed history of your cycle, and any previous treatments. We will then give you an idea of a Chinese medicine diagnosis, and treatment plan, whilst carrying out a treatment in the first session.

Length of Treatment

Fertility acupuncture Nottingham for Couples is 90 minutes per treatment

Fertility acupuncture Nottingham for Individual is 60 minutes per treatment

Nottingham Acupuncturists

The fertility acupuncture team at the Riverside Natural Health Centre in Nottingham is Nigel Shipston and Sarah Stanley. Both have acupuncture BSc Honours & members of the British Acupuncture Council.

Nottingham Acupuncturist Nigel Shipston | DipAcMBAcC
Nigel is a member of the Zita West Network and has undergone additional training in fertility acupuncture. He is Stream Leader for a Personal and Practitioner Development at the Northern College of Acupuncture in York. He is also the Regional Group co-ordinator for British Acupuncture Council acupuncturists in Nottinghamshire, organising meetings and workshops.

Nottingham acupuncturist Sarah Stanley, Bsc Hons Acupuncture
Member of the British Acupuncture Council. Sarah has a special interest in treating anxiety and depression, pain conditions, menopausal symptoms, gynaecological and fertility issues. Additionally, Sarah has practiced and taught the Complimentary Therapies of massage and Reflexology for over ten years. She is now focused on acupuncture and fertility acupuncture.

Fertility acupuncture for Couples £80, 90 minute treatment
Fertility acupuncture for Individual £45, 60 minute treatment
Embryo Pre and Post Treatment is available
Member of the British Acupuncture Council

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