Specialist support for couples wishing to conceive

Acupuncture for Fertility

Most of us don’t know how fertile we are until it is time to start a family. Conception may be straightforward and easy, or it may take years to become pregnant. In the UK, 1 in 7 couples face fertility problems and many are unable to afford private IVF treatments. Acupuncture plays a pivotal role in helping couples on their journey to parenthood.

Acupuncture for fertility couple

Healthy fertility always involves both partners. Western medicine focuses heavily on the woman because of the complex nature of female hormones, yet sperm quality and health are just as important.

If you are planning to start a family soon, acupuncture can help manage any underlying health issues and support your overall health and wellbeing which in turn optimises your chances of successful conception.

For couples who have been trying to conceive for some time, or who are undergoing assisted fertility or IVF, acupuncture complements standard medical care and can be used safely alongside medications and hormone treatments.

How Acupuncture Supports Fertility

The clinical and experimental evidence suggests that acupuncture supports fertility in a variety of ways;

  • Through modulating the balance of hormones (oestrogen, progesterone, and testosterone) in the reproductive and nervous systems. This is particularly helpful in cases of PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) and endometriosis
  • Increasing blood flow to the reproductive organs which in turns enhances the delivery of nutrients
  • Down regulating inflammation
  • Improving sperm maturation
  • Lowering scrotal temperature to support sperm production and quality
  • Helping manage the negative effects of stress

How Does Acupuncture for Fertility Work?

Most clients enjoy at least one series of six sessions, which may be weekly or bi-weekly, depending on your needs. Some clients continue for longer, especially when undergoing IVF or other fertility treatments.

What my clients are saying about acupuncture for fertility…

After having a failed IVF attempt, I’ve heard about how helpful acupuncture could be during such a vulnerable time. After a few internet searches I have found Tiziana who has been such a massive help towards my husband and I through out this process. We both did 6 months of Acupuncture with Tiziana before our second round of IVF. Tiziana has really looked after us, she’s very patient, respectful, professional, great listener, absolutely amazing and very honest. With all these qualities and her blessed hands with acupuncture we are proud to say that we are finally PREGNANT!I would 100% recommend Tiziana over and over again. With such great service Tiziana is just what you need when you are looking for answers to your problems. We have never tried acupuncture till now and with the help of Tiziana, it made us understood Chinese medicine and the great outcome one can achieve. Thank you Tiziana, thanks for being so patient with us. You do such a wonderful job and I highly praise your great work. Thanks a million, we can’t wait to hold our bundle of joy. Thanks again.


– Sabrina Driffield

I just wanted to say a huge thank you to Tiziana treating both me and my husband when we’ve been trying to conceive. We have just gotten the news that our IVF worked and I’m convinced acupuncture played a big part in this. Tiziana treated us in the months leading up to IVF including the day of embryo transfer. She explained her plan at each appointment and I found myself floating away from the treatment in more than one occasion! Acupuncture certainly was great for stress management as well as getting our bodies ready for IVF and it certainly helped us to conceive. Thank you Tiziana!

– Terri

I attended 6 sessions with Tiziana last year as I was experiencing recurrent miscarriages. My GP was supportive and referred me to the miscarriage clinic for a consultation but unfortunately my referral was rejected as they do not accept cases of women with less of 5 miscarriages. I had read several positive reviews on Tiziana and the application of acupuncture to support my body in case of another pregnancy and it was 100% successful. Tiziana worked on my circulation and water retention symptoms but at the same time she also worked on the pelvic area and treated a genetic condition I have of varicose veins in my womb. I have happily discovered that I was pregnant last July (2017) and during the last few months I went back to see Tiziana for a further slot of 6 sessions to help me with more varicose veins that came consequentially to the pregnancy. I have been referred (again) to the hospital to see a vascular surgeon as the varicose veins were a prolax of the womb due to the baby weight. After the first 3 sessions the regression of the varicosity was very evident. I was in a lot of pain and it actually totally disappeared. I had a scan prior the acupuncture sessions and another one half way and the consultant confirmed the regression of the varicose vein. I am extremely please with the service I received and will highly recommend acupuncture and Tiziana’s support to friends and colleagues every time I have the chance.

– Fran Biagi

If you’d like to read more testimonials, head over to our Free Index profile. There are over 120 updated and unbiased reviews from satisfied customers.

Take a step closer to healthy conception and pregnancy with acupuncture for fertility. Discover more about how acupuncture can support your fertility: contact me today on 07788 633292.

To learn more about the benefits of acupuncture during pregnancy please visit our Pregnancy Acupuncture page.

Have more questions about how Traditional Acupuncture can help you? Simply contact Tiziana Bertinotti on 07788 633292 or info@yorktraditionalacupuncture.co.uk

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