ivf support

How Does Acupuncture Support IVF?

We work alongside many of the best London Fertility clinics including CRGH, ARGC, The Lister, Bart’s, Guy’s and The London women’s clinic to name a few. We offer support throughout the process, aiming to maximise positive outcomes using a combination of herbal medicine and acupuncture for IVF, ICSI and Assisted Reproductive Technology. This potent combination ensure that  you have the best chance of success  with assisted fertility.

“IVF with acupuncture increased the odds of pregnancy by 65% (according to early evidence on ultrasound), increased the odds of ongoing pregnancy by 87% (according to ultrasound evidence of pregnancy at 12 weeks) and increased the odds of a live birth by 91% compared with IVF on its own.”

(Effects of acupuncture on the rates of pregnancy and live birth among women undergoing in vitro fertilisation) – www.nhs.uk

There are three main phases that we can offer support during Ivf:


This phase can begin at any time; months, weeks or days prior to you starting the ART procedures, which can include IUI, IVF or ICSI. We combine advice on lifestyle, nutrition, breathing and physical exercise with acupuncture and herbal medicine to create a personal treatment plan for you. We will work with you to support you throughout your journey, creating the optimal conditions for conception.

During the Cycle

We can work closely with your fertility clinic to help to enhance the treatment they are providing. Our treatments can help to increase the blood flow to your uterus and improve the quality and thickening of the endometrial lining, maximising the bodies preparation for a successful implantation. Acupuncture can also alleviate the side effects of medication, reducing symptoms such as bloating, mood swings, gas and other digestive issues.

Embryo Transfer

Research indicates that pre- and post-embryo transfer acupuncture treatments can dramatically increase your chances of achieving pregnancy by helping to relax the uterus, reducing cramping and minimising the negative effects of stress. We always try to be flexible so that we can offer you the opportunity to arrange new dates for transfers at very short notice in our central London clinics.


Natural fertility

Research indicates couples who are supported with Acupuncture are significantly more likely to get pregnant naturally.



Acupuncture can be used safely in pregnancy to relieve the negative symptoms experienced during this time.



Acupuncture can help to manage postnatal issues like increasing milk production, fatigue and hemorrhoids.


"I cannot recommend Darren highly enough. He is caring, kind and professional. We were about to have an appointment for IVF but didn't need to! Without going into lots of personal details, Darren correctly located the problem without me having been specific and we conceived the next month have a wonderful baby girl x"
"Darren has a very calming manner and immediately puts you at ease. I felt lovely for the rest of the evening following acupuncture and generally was a lot less stressed. The result, I am happy to say, is that I got pregnant that month. I would highly recommend Darren to anyone who is interested in fertility acupuncture. It was a lovely experience and, fortunately for me, a lovely outcome."
"My partner and I had been trying for a baby for just over a year and were starting to consider IVF.  A friend recommended that we’d go and see Darren and I am very pleased to say that after 3 months I was pregnant with our baby boy now 18 months.  We are so very grateful to Darren for helping us and would recommend him warmly to anybody."

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