Fertility Treatments

Acupuncture is effective at enhancing both male and female fertility and at Barnsley Acupuncture we have helped very many couples conceive.Acupuncture fertility treatments can be provided either on a stand alone basis or alongside and in support of IVF and assisted conception techniques.

Male fertility issues are generally connected with low sperm count and/or poor sperm motility. Acupuncture, along with dietary and lifestyle changes, where necessary, has been shown to improve sperm count and sperm motility.
Female fertility problems may be caused by hormonal imbalances, blocked fallopian tubes, endometriosis, polycystic ovaries or, sadly and frustratingly, have ‘no known’ western cause.Acupuncture treatment is very helpful at re balancing menstrual cycles and improving egg quality, ovulation and generally promoting a healthy environment for conception to take place.

Numerous clinical studies have shown convincingly that acupuncture can and does enhance fertility. Recently Eric Manheimer from the University of Maryland published a review of acupuncture's effect on IVF treatment in the British Medical Journal. The report was based on seven studies published in English since 2002 (involving women variously treated with real acupuncture, sham acupuncture or no acupuncture) and found that genuine acupuncture could increase a woman's chance of pregnancy by 65%.

For women considering IVF, starting acupuncture treatment at least 6 - 8 weeks before the drug treatments begin will optimise your physical health support you emotionally and help nourish your ovaries to produce good quality eggs. If you are just about to start IVF and thinking about Acupuncture then a few acupuncture treatments can help keep you calm and relaxed through the cycle.