Fertility Acupuncture Nottingham

Fertility Acupuncture Nottingham


What is Fertility Acupuncture?

The Riverside Natural Health Centre offer Fertility acupuncture in Nottingham that can assist in increasing fertility by reducing stress, increasing blood flow to the reproductive organs, and re-balance your energy flow. Furthermore, fertility acupuncture can prime your body for fertility. Our in house fertility acupuncturist practitioners are very knowledgeable in procedures involving IVF and medications and therefore specialise in an 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

First of all, 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

As an example 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.

Nottingham Acupuncturist

The fertility acupuncturist at the Riverside Natural Health Centre in Nottingham is Sarah Stanley. Sarah focuses on treating infertility with acupuncture.

Nottingham acupuncturist Sarah Stanley, Bsc Hons Acupuncture
Member of the British Acupuncture Council. Sarah has a special interest in treating fertility issues, anxiety and depression, pain conditions, menopausal symptoms, and gynecological conditions. Additionally, Sarah, the team leader for fertility acupuncture treatment has practiced and taught the Complimentary Therapies of massage and Reflexology for over ten years. Acupuncture and fertility acupuncture is now Sarah’s main focus..


Female Fertility Introduction | About Traditional Acupuncture | The Evidence

Infertility is the inability of a couple to get pregnant despite having regular unprotected sex. If a couple have not conceived after regular sexual intercourse for two years. That couple is regarded as infertile. It is estimated that one in seven UK couples has difficulty conceiving (HFEA, 2006).

You can read a more in-depth view into female fertility, how traditional acupuncture can help, and the evidence from the British Acupuncture Council. Female Fertility


Male Infertility Introduction | About Traditional Acupuncture | The Evidence

The clinical definition of male infertility is the presence of abnormal semen parameters in the male partner of a couple who have been unable to conceive after 1 year of unprotected intercourse (Dohle 2010).

You can read a more in-depth view into Male Infertility, how traditional acupuncture can help, and the evidence from the British Acupuncture Council. Male Infertility


Read More about Acupuncture for Infertility.

Acupuncture for Female Infertility

Acupuncture for Male Infertility

We provide Fertility Acupuncture for both male and female
Fertility Acupuncture for assisted re-production/IVF/IUI
First appointment; 90 minutes £60
Follow up appointment; 60 minute treatment. £50
Between 4 and 6 treatments are usually required.
Embryo Pre and Post Transfer Treatment to be discussed with the practitioner.
Acupuncture for Natural Fertility 60 minute appointments £45.
Member of the British Acupuncture Council

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