Receiving a diagnosis of unexplained infertility can be hugely demoralising. You can’t conceive and there’s no apparent reason why not. What’s worse, because there’s no known problem, there’s no clear solution either.

Acupuncture offers a different way of looking at the body. It sees subtle changes and symptoms as indicators of an underlying imbalance. These imbalances can then be corrected through treatment, lifestyle and dietary changes. In turn you should see symptoms change and a shift towards better health.


Research on acupuncture for infertility

Research evidence for the effectiveness of acupuncture for infertility is generally promising. In some cases there aren’t many studies, and in others results have been mixed. But fertility clinics now commonly offer or recommend acupuncture. Here are links to a full analysis of acupuncture fertility research:

Female Infertility

Male Infertility

Acupuncture used alongside ART (IVF etc)


How can acupuncture help with unexplained infertility?

Researchers have found various mechanisms by which acupuncture can help with fertility issues. For example, by regulating fertility hormones and increasing blood flow to the reproductive organs. Rather than using blood tests and scans, acupuncture is based on the theory and diagnostic methods of Chinese medicine. This involves detailed questioning of your symptoms, looking at your tongue and taking your pulse. It can also be helpful to chart your basal body temperature. We combine the information from all of these methods to identify any underlying imbalances. Then we use a combination of acupuncture, massage, exercises, dietary and lifestyle advice to treat the imbalances and improve your overall health.

Sometimes the problem with unexplained infertility is simply a case of stress or exhaustion. Acupuncture treatments can be incredibly relaxing and restorative.

“Thank you so much for all of your help during our journey. I believe it certainly helped us with all of our stress and got us into the right place.”

Emma & Mike

“After over a year of trying and failing to conceive and with the added pressure of medical conditions, I decided to try acupuncture for the first time. After 3 months of treatment and at the age of 36 my Husband and I were delighted to discover that I was pregnant with our first child! Thank you Richard, your time, knowledge and the acupuncture has proved invaluable!! If we ever decide to extend our family, I will not hesitate to use acupuncture again.”