Fertility Acupuncture at The Agora
We have specialised in acupuncture and fertility treatment
since 2004, and have worked alongside
The Agora Gynaecology and Fertility Centre since 2010.
Acupuncture can improve on-going pregnancy rates.
If you are having fertility treatment at The Agora and you’d like to increase your chances of a positive outcome, you can be assured that you will be in good hands.
It is our opinion that acupuncture must not be another thing making large demands on you through this process, so we tailor treatment to your individual needs. We start by finding out what it is that you need physically, mentally and emotionally and discuss a suitable approach with you.
Over years of working with The Agora consultants and nurses, we have developed high quality, supportive, acupuncture and fertility treatment.
Research shows that having acupuncture and fertility treatment increases the likelihood of a clinical pregnancy by as much as 60% and patients tell us they find the process easier and feel more relaxed when they have acupuncture alongside their fertility treatment.
Acupuncture and fertility
Based on research and experience, we recommend acupuncture alongside all IVF, ICSI, IUI and ovulation induction treatments.
Click here to find out more about what we recommend and when.
Where do the needles go?
We generally use a combination of ‘local’ and ‘distal’ points. ‘Local’ points are on your abdomen and are above and below your navel. ‘Distal’ points are on your arms and legs, generally below your elbow and knees.
I will always discuss what points I am going to use first and make sure that you feel comfortable. If you do not, please let me know.
How do I book an appointment?
Click here for details about how to book appointments.
Click here for details about fees.
There hasn’t been much research done for the effects of acupuncture on male fertility… but what there is encouraging… ‘Effect of acupuncture on sperm parameters of males suffering from subfertility related to low sperm quality.’ Siterman et.al. Arch Androl 39(2):155-61 1997 Sep-Oct. The aim of this study was to assess the effect […]
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