Acupuncture is an ancient therapeutic art, which is gaining increasing interest in the treatment of infertility, especially as it is integrated with the modern medical practice of IVF.

The mechanisms through which acupuncture influence female fertility are believed to involve the central stimulation of endorphin secretion, which in turn impacts on the reproductive hormone levels as well as suggested increased blood flow to the uterus and ovaries, resulting in uterine conditions favouring implantation.

Many reports in the media and literature claim positive effects of acupuncture in the treatment of female infertility.

The Herts & Essex Fertility Centre recognises the value of acupuncture and for this reason, has developed an online network of vetted and local acupuncturists. Our network of recommended, but independent acupuncturists have agreed to support our patients through their treatment. Our website provides you with full details of their qualifications, links to their practice websites (if available) and a brief synopsis of their interest in infertility.

To find your nearest acupuncture practitioner, either click on a town near to you in the side menu above or visit The British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) website and search for a registered acupuncturist using your postcode.