Acupuncture for Fertility
Here at the Zita West Clinic, acupuncture is always carried out in conjunction with mainstream Western medicine to ensure the best possible level of reproductive health. Our team carries out over 3000 sessions of fertility-focused treatments each year and we consistently update our methods by consulting the latest research as part of fertility treatment.
However, you do not have to be a client of the Clinic to access our acupuncture services and if you can’t make it to our London Clinic then you can find a Zita West Affiliated Acupuncturist near you through our postcode search in our directory.
Supporting fertility with Acupuncture
Zita West herself has over twenty years’ experience as an acupuncturist, and heads up our team of practitioners. They always have access to Zita for advice on acupuncture, as well as to a whole medical team of highly experienced doctors and midwives at the clinic.
“We have an amazing team of acupuncturists, Eva, Valeria and Josephine, all of whom have been with me for 10 years. They offer an amazing framework of support and advice to anyone coming through the clinic.” Zita West
There are many research studies that suggest that acupuncture may help in various areas relating to fertility, conception and pregnancy (as well as studies that don’t) but, as with most research related to complementary treatments, there isn’t enough of it , or of the right sort, to definitely prove (or disprove) its efficacy. However, we are firm believers that it really can work, especially when it is part of a coordinated medical/complementary approach, and that it contributes to our levels of success. Research has been conducted into its use in the following areas:
- Regulating the menstrual cycle
- Helping to counteract stress levels
- Improving blood circulation to the pelvic organs, including the ovaries and uterus
- Helping to support ovulation dysfunction in some women
- Helping to improve sperm health
It’s clear that more well-designed and large prospective studies are needed into the use of acupuncture in supporting fertility before any substantive claims can be made. However, thousands of women and men who have it certainly believe they benefit from the treatment, not least because it helps them to feel proactive, relaxed, acknowledged and nurtured through what can be a very stressful time.
What to expect in an Acupuncture Session
In our experience, women and men are often slightly anxious on their first visit, especially if they have never had acupuncture before. The sensation you experience is quite personal, and can be experienced initially as dullness or tingling around the insertion site but this is often very pleasant. Once this feeling settles down you ease into a very restful state and making the session deeply relaxing and enjoyable.
We believe it’s important to make sure you are treated according to your own individual circumstances. On your first visit your practitioner will take into consideration your medical history and lifestyle, as well as making observational diagnoses.
Why the Zita West Fertility Clinic for Acupuncture
- Our acupuncturists have vast experience in the area of fertility and IVF
- We work closely as a team so our practitioners have access to ask questions on behalf of their clients
- We offer a package of acupuncture sessions which provide the ideal support for your situation
- You don’t have to be a client of the Clinic to access our acupuncture services
Our Affiliated Network of Acupuncturists
If you cannot make it to the Clinic for an appointment we have developed an extensive network of affiliated acupuncturists throughout the UK and Ireland who specialise in providing acupuncture for fertility and pregnancy. To find one close to you click on the link below or if you would prefer to visit us here in London please contact us directly to make an appointment.
Acupuncture and Pregnancy
We see many women who suffer from pregnancy ailments seeking acupuncture for morning sickness, headaches, backache, sciatica and also for general well being during pregnancy.
Many women come and have regular sessions of acupuncture in the lead up to labour on a weekly basis. Our experience is that it can give them more energy and also help them to sleep. Some studies suggest that acupuncture in the lead-up to labour may help to relax the body and help the woman to have a better experience during labour.
Same Day Booking Service. Please call our reception team and although availability cannot be guaranteed we will do everything possible to accommodate you.