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.

 

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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?

Read some of our fertility acupuncture blog posts here.

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