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Acupuncture - Supporting Your Fertility Journey

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The yearning to create a family and experience the miracle of life is a deep human desire. However, for some people, the journey towards parenthood can be filled with challenges. Traditional Chinese acupuncture, with its rich history of over 2,000 years, offers acupuncture as a time-tested approach to support the fertility journey.

This article delves into how acupuncture can work to support fertility.


The Wisdom of Chinese Acupuncture

Traditional Chinese Medicine philosophy views health as a state of balanced vital energy, or Qi, flowing through the body along pathways called meridians. When Qi becomes blocked or imbalanced, disharmony and subsequent health issues can arise. Acupuncture aims to regulate Qi flow and restore balance.

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Acupuncture's Supportive Role in Fertility

Acupuncture can enhance the body's natural environment for conception in several ways. By stimulating specific points on the body's meridians, it can influence physiological processes:

  • Improved Blood Circulation: Increased blood flow to the uterus and ovaries nourishes these vital reproductive organs. This creates a more receptive environment for implantation and development of a fertilised egg.

  • Hormonal Balance: Acupuncture can help regulate Qi flow, which can in turn influence the body's hormonal production. This can be particularly helpful for women experiencing irregular menstrual cycles or hormonal imbalances that can hinder ovulation.

  • Stress Reduction and Relaxation: Chronic stress can disrupt the body's natural hormonal cycles and affect ovulation. Acupuncture's calming effect promotes relaxation and creates a more balanced internal state for conception. Studies have shown that acupuncture can be effective in reducing stress hormones like cortisol.

  • Supporting Sperm Health: In men, acupuncture can improve sperm health and quality by promoting blood flow to the reproductive organs. This can lead to increased sperm count and mobility.

  • Supporting IVF Treatment: As communication within the body is restored, practitioners have seen that BodyTalk goes beyond individual healing, to interpersonal relationships and a person's relationship with the world. With increased clarity, people gain insight into their live's purpose, fostering a deep sense of meaning, fulfilment, and direction.

  • Improved Sleep Quality: Acupuncture promotes relaxation and deeper sleep, which is beneficial for overall health and improved hormone regulation.

  • Reduced Side Effects of Fertility Medication: Some studies suggest that acupuncture helps to alleviate nausea, fatigue, and other side effects associated with fertility medications.

If you're interested we recently wrote about all of the surprising benefits of acupuncture in our blog.

Acupuncture Treatment for Fertility: What To Expect

A typical acupuncture treatment session for fertility support involves inserting thin, sterile needles at specific meridian points on the body. These points are carefully chosen by a licensed Acupuncturist based on your individual needs and diagnosed imbalances such as menstrual cycle regularity, hormonal imbalances and overall health.

The initial consultation usually involves a discussion about your medical history, fertility goals, and your current lifestyle. Based on this information, the Acupuncturist will create a personalised treatment plan tailored to your specific needs, as every person is different. The recommended frequency of sessions will vary depending on your unique situation, but generally, a series of sessions, two to three times a week leading up to ovulation is considered the most beneficial.

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Finding An Acupuncturist Near Me

Choosing a licensed and experienced Acupuncturist is important to ensure safe and effective treatment. Here are some tips for finding the right one:

  • Look for practitioners who are certified by the UK's regulatory board.

  • Consider their experience working with couples on their fertility journeys.

  • Read online reviews and testimonials from other clients.

At White Tara Clinic in Brighton and Hove, we are lucky to have Monica Duncan, a highly experienced Acupuncturist who specialises in treating women's health, endometriosis, polycystic ovaries, fertility issues, IVF support, and hormonal disorders. You can book a Free Consultation online today.

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Safety and Side Effects

Acupuncture is a safe and well-tolerated practice with minimal side effects. The most common side effects may include minor discomfort or bruising at the needle insertion points. It's important to communicate openly with your Acupuncturist about any concerns you may have and to disclose any current medications you're taking.


Acupuncture offers and safe and holistic approach to support your body's natural fertility potential. By creating a more balanced internal environment and promoting overall well-being, acupuncture can empower you on your path towards parenthood.

We always recommend consulting with a professional practitioner first, which is why we offer a FREE telephone consultation if you are unsure which treatment would be most beneficial for you. Get in touch today via email or call 01273 956 845

DISCLAIMER: All content is provided for general information only and should not taken for medical advice. White Tara Clinic is not responsible or liable for any diagnosis made by a user based on the content of this site.

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