Fertility Acupuncture

Acupuncture for IVF and Fertility

Helping struggling parents get pregnant naturally

How can fertility acupuncture help?

​Acupuncture is very commonly recommended and used alongside fertility treatment, like IVF, with the aim of boosting the chances of a successful pregnancy outcome.

Acupuncture is a safe and effective complementary therapy for a variety of fertility and hormonal conditions, which many of our patients also find particularly helpful for managing stress and promoting relaxation.​​

The practice of fertility acupuncture is completely safe and our experienced team has worked with dozens of patients to support them on their IVF and fertility journey. We’d love for you to be our next success story!

When to consider fertility acupuncture

If you are thinking about trying for a baby and are concerned about irregular periods, PCOS or previous pregnancy problems or miscarriages.

If you have been trying to conceive for a while without success.

To help with ongoing fertility treatments.

If your embryo transfer is coming up and you’d like complementary therapy to try to help the chances of successful implantation.

Our philosophy and how fertility acupuncture works

Here at Eden herbs, we believe that there is more to fertility issues than just the physicality of it. We work with men AND women to better understand how their diet, lifestyle, and physiology is impacting everything.

Our goal is to create a better-balanced state so your problems are addressed ahead of time and you have the best chances of getting pregnant. Oftentimes, with our adjustments and recommendations, many of our patients will get pregnant naturally.

Before we start any fertility treatment, we require an in-depth consultant in our baby clinic, so we can thoroughly understand your situation and create a custom plan for you.

How Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) can help with infertility

Infertility occurs due to disrupted vital balance and blockages in the Qi energy and blood circulation flow. Traditional Chinese Medicine is shown to increase the number of good quality eggs, optimise the uterine environment and reduce stress and anxiety levels.

TCM is not just for females, we encourage the man to also attend treatment and consider herbal medicine that can help vastly improve sperm quality and quantity.

When the free flow of energy is blocked, it can cause deficiency, stagnancy or heat syndrome:

  • Deficiency syndrome is blocking and disrupting the sexual and reproductive function both in men and women
  • The stagnancy syndrome disables the free flow of energy and Blood and restricts it from circulation to the tissues in the reproductive organs
  • The heat syndrome is connected to inflammation processes that have an impact on semen quality and gynaecological infections

All three syndromes can be treated with Traditional Chinese Medicine, concretely with acupuncture and herbs.

Fertility acupuncture works in three main ways to help you conceive:

1. Balance hormones

Improve the energy flow to the reproductive organs and remove the blockages that cause stagnation in the flow.

2. Increase blood flow

Stimulate and warm the blood and energy flow to the reproductive organs, thereby making embryo implantation more likely.

3. Relieve stress

Boost the production of chemicals that inhibit stress hormone levels so you better cope with fertility treatment stress.

Stimulating blood flow to improve ovaries function

Acupuncture can promote the release of key hormones, including follicle-stimulating hormones, whilst affecting oestrogen and progesterone levels. This can help improve blood flow to the ovaries for follicle development and also to the uterus, improving the thickness of the endometrial lining for embryo implantation.

How we can help

During your acupuncture treatment, we will be focusing on a variety of points in an effort to enhance fertility or blood flow to certain organs.

For example, pressure points on the head promote relaxation, while points around the stomach help open up the supply of fresh blood to the ovaries. Other points around the lower legs are used to promote blood flow to the reproductive organs, which start at the feet.

All of this is done in a gentle, consultative manner so you can better understand what is happening.

Relieving stress

Acupuncture works by stimulating nerve endings deep below the surface of the skin, which helps your body release endorphins. This, in turn, helps to lower anxiety, depression and stress levels, which can help you feel relaxed and help you cope with the stress of infertility and fertility treatment.  

IVF & fertility acupuncture

Acupuncture can promote relaxation and relieve stress, both of which can be beneficial when going through treatments like IVF. It is typically performed during the lead-up to an IVF cycle and immediately before and after embryo transfer, at times when your body will benefit the most from being fully relaxed.  

What’s more, high levels of cortisol (the stress hormone) have been shown to increase the risk of miscarriage in women once they become pregnant.

Other fertility-related acupuncture treatments

During pregnancy

Did you know? Acupuncture can be helpful whilst pregnant to help alleviate morning sickness, fatigue, heartburn, nausea, and anxiety.

Pregnancy massages

Our pregnancy massages are also tailored to relieve any pain and niggles you may be feeling. (Please note, if pregnant, we will never do acupuncture around your abdomen and only baby oil can be used on the skin during massages).

Counteracting the effects of PCOS

By reducing sympathetic nerve activity and balancing hormone levels, acupuncture may help to reduce the number of ovarian cysts, stimulate ovulation, enhance blastocyst implantation and regulate the menstrual cycle in women with PCOS.

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Greg JohnsonGreg Johnson
20:37 22 Jul 23
I visit Dr Eve and the team at Eden herbs on a regular basis now as it has worked wonders for my health. I have a very physical job and was starting to feel tired, worn out and ageing faster than usual. The treatments of massage, acupuncture and herbal remedies have balanced me physically, mentally and emotionally to the point where I’m no longer tired or feeling down. Chinese medicine is fascinating and truly wonderful. I’d highly recommend speaking to Dr Eve if you don’t feel yourself.
Chunnan FanChunnan Fan
12:41 08 Jul 23
I had been recuperating with Dr. Eve for several months. Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture treatments made the great improvement. Highly recommended!
Joanna DringJoanna Dring
19:29 07 Jul 23
To help counter the effects of lipoedema, I consulted with Dr. Eve. The positive attitude of Dr.Eve, Irene and team; and treatment (motion acupuncture,cupping along with dietary tips) have resulted in cm loss. (3.5cm, thigh, and nearly 5cm waist, so far) Thanks....
Waseem AhmadWaseem Ahmad
13:44 30 Jun 23
Very helpful
Ashokkumar MehtaAshokkumar Mehta
19:07 21 Jun 23
I Would like to thank Dr Eve and the whole team for their superb treatments and advice.I had sciatica and was sorted after few weekly treatments . II also suffer with a chronic back shoulder and neck pain for many months which is now so much better following the MOTION acupuncture ( by Dr Eve) and massage sessions ( by David) . Dr Eve is so helpful with what to do at home in between sessions. I recommend any of the therepies for whatever your need is, the team here at Eden Herbs are supportive and helpful
Molly GlynnMolly Glynn
10:20 09 Jun 23
Dr Eve and her team at Eden Herbs are truly miracle workers. I went to Dr Eve to try and cope with my ME symptoms that were so debilitating that I was unable to work or socialise. I have been having acupuncture, Chinese massage, taking medicine and herbs for around three weeks now and I already feel so much better. I have had days where I truly felt like my old self again, which is all down to Dr Eve. I would 100000% recommend Eden Herbs to anybody looking to improve their physical or mental well-being. Thank you to Dr Eve and the team ❤️
Iain PrideauxIain Prideaux
19:56 29 May 23
I came across Eve and her team last year when looking at balancing my hormones and hoping to try to conceive after many many years on contraception. After a few failed months of doing so before coming to Eve I was ready to try everything. Eve explained to me how the body works and why my hormones were off and what I could do to get them balanced again. I did four weeks of Chinese herbal tea, acupuncture and reflexology and not only did I balance my hormones but successfully managed to conceive naturally. We have recently welcomed our beautiful baby boy into the world and I honestly feel this wouldn’t have been possible without Eden herbs advice and treatment. I am forever grateful for everything they did for me and my new little family. I recommend Eden herbs to everyone as they offer such a wide variety of treatments, I was still keeping up the reflexology when heavily pregnant! It is a very calming environment and you always leave feeling that bit lighter. Thank you so much for all your help and changing my mindset on how to tune into my body!
Dan JDan J
10:17 29 May 23
Me and my husband have been treated with Dr. Eve clinic for more than a year now. They've been always nice and patient and offer both massage, acupuncture and herbal medicine treatment. My body has been getting improved a lot now.
fiona brownfiona brown
20:44 27 May 23
I visited the clinic to treat burn out. Dr. Eve is wonderful. It was my first acupuncture experience and I felt the improvement straight away. Through attending once a week for treatment I fully recovered and I now attend for maintenance and I look forward to visiting the clinic. Thank you Eve and to all the team at Eden Herbs.
diane martindiane martin
21:23 17 Mar 23
Would like to thank Dr Eve and Irene for your superb treatments and advice. I had suffered with a chronic back problem for many months which is now so much better following the acupuncture and massage sessions. Dr Eve was so helpful with what to do at home in between sessions. I recommend any of the therepies for whatever your need is, the team here at Eden Herbs will get you sorted for sure.
Rachel PereraRachel Perera
14:33 24 Nov 22
I have been visiting Dr Eve for several months now and feel so much better. I am constantly amazed at how she can tell whether I'm tired or low on energy simply by checking my pulse and tongue.My migraine headaches have disappeared, and my energy levels are much improved. At my last session, Dr Eve untrapped my neck which had been causing me severe discomfort.I now go every week and it's guaranteed that I leave Eden Herbs feeling nourished and relaxed. Dr is highly passionate, dedicated and knowledgeable, and I could not recommend her more.
Lauren HinksLauren Hinks
12:05 20 Nov 22
I would personally like to thank Dr Eve, Irene & David for the fantastic service I receive. I have been coming for treatments at Eden herbs for a little over a month now (once a week) after being recommended from Dad & can honestly say it has changed my life.I can feel the benefits continue throughout the week & feel myself calmer, grounded & relaxed in general.They give me tips & tricks of how to treat myself at home in-between sessions which I really enjoy & I have enjoyed researching traditional Chinese medicine.They are experts at what they do, if you are thinking about trying alternative medicines, this is your sign to do it!Thank you Eden Herbs & I look forward to continuing my journey with you.Lauren
11:04 20 Sep 22
Dr.Eve is absolutely fabulous! She puts all her soul and energy into treating her patients and this is evident from the way in which she listens, responds and carries out all her treatments.My elderly aunty started going to her in 2018 and she feels better after every massage. It is as though Dr.Eve can 'see' the pain and targets those areas specifically. Unfortunately due to Covid she was unable to leave the house and she went back to Dr.Eve after about two years. The most amazing thing (apart from the massage itself!) was the fact that Eden Herbs still had our record on file and as we had paid in advance for the massages we were told that we still had one left! We truly appreciated their honesty as we had misplaced the card.Dr.Eve is incredibly caring and thoughtful and she treats all her patients with respect and kindness. Irene and David are equally polite and respectful (e.g. helping my aunty up from her chair when she has been unable to stand up with ease or getting her a footstool to access the massage bed.)We have been very lucky to find their clinic! On the days when my aunty is unwell and unable to attend her appointments, she really misses them and looks forward to her next session. Dr.Eve is always understanding and accommodating - always rearranging with a lot of empathy and kindness, even at short notice!Thank you for all your hard work and kindness!We look forward to seeing you again soon!
tori ahmedtori ahmed
09:37 18 Sep 22
My colleague recommend I come to Eden herbs for a consultation for varies different reasons so I visited the clinic and met Dr Eve who immediately understood me and made me feel seen for the first time in years. Dr Eve has a heart of gold that shines through into her work and passion!! I had my first acupuncture session yesterday and already feel a million dollars. Highly recommend to anyone who needs holistic support with any of their needs! Can’t wait for my next session 🙂
Dimple SimpleDimple Simple
09:59 17 Sep 22
I've joined Eden Herbs for months and found it great place for both clients  and staff. Doctor Eve is such a lovely lady who has great  passion for helping people. What impresses me most is, there are many clients  who  have been with this clinic for more than 10 years. A lady who received  her first treatment here 15 years ago, still comes regularly.  She says, Doctor Eve cares for every single patient  and her body tells.
Louise BarnesLouise Barnes
11:41 29 May 22
After visiting Eden herbs I can highly recommend Dr Eve, Irene & David for the excellent service and the health benefits of their treatments. I strongly recommend a visit to them for health and well-being treatments. I experienced improved overall health, reduced fatigue, reduced aches and pains and improved energy and clarity of thinking! I would suggest that if possible sign up for a package of treatments (at least once a year) to maintain and improve overall health and well-being. I will be 😊
Miss CMiss C
17:12 04 Feb 22
I have been with Eden Herbs for many years now and always had success with their natural and herbal treatments. Doctor Eve, Irene and David are excellent. Doctor Eve has helped me with various injuries and ailments, from problematic skin related to my hormones to muscle injuries. I have a current shoulder injury and have been seeing Dr Eve for 3 months , I have made a huge improvement and am nearly at the end of my treatment. Meanwhile, I am still waiting to hear from my current NHS.I have trust and patience in her treatments and recommendations. I will definitely be listening to her advice and treatment for when I enter the menopause years! I highly recommend her and all the team who I have received treatment from. Thank you Eden Herbs.

Supporting you through IVF and promoting natural conception