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Boost your chances of IVF success with acupuncture

If you have decided to have IVF treatment, then we can provide treatment is fully complementary and will improve your chances of success. Preparing your body and mind for IVF is just as important as preparing properly for natural conception.

As well as enhancing fertility, acupuncture is effective in reducing the undesirable side-effects of the drugs used in IVF treatment. The process of IVF can be stressful and sometimes makes demands on your body that some women find difficult to bear. Acupuncture is very good at calming, reducing anxiety and other worries.

Being in our best physical shape not only helps you cope with these demands but will also improve your chances of IVF success.

There is now lots of good scientific research that shows that acupuncture the success rates of acupuncture. Click on the button below for more details of this research.


Caring, supportive & expert acupuncturists

Our team of acupuncturists have supported many women like you through their IVF cycles, and in the process have worked with all of the major NHS and private fertility clinics in London. We provide not just acupuncture but another perspective on your treatment, and can help you to be as informed as possible when speaking to your IVF doctors.


Our Promise to our Patients having IVF

An important part of acupuncture support to IVF is to have treatments just before and just after embryo transfer. While embryo transfer usually occurs on either day 3 or day 5, the precise timing can vary at very short notice from your clinic. We know this can be a very stressful time so we promise to you that we will be ready to accommodate you at very notice should the circumstances demand it. That includes being available to you on Sundays and bank holidays.

We are based in central London at 144 Harley Street, in easy reach of all the major London IVF clinics.


When should I start?

The best time to start treatment is at least three months before your IVF cycle begins. That way we can help to improve egg quality, ensure your endometrium is optimal for implantation, and ensure your menstrual cycle is stable.

If you’re already close to your IVF, or even part way through, we can still help greatly. Research indicates that even having one treatment just before embryo transfer and one treatment afterwards will boost your chances of success by 60%.

Come and see for an initial consultation so that one of fertility specialists can advise you on how to get the most out of your cycle including maximizing the chances of implantation, getting your body ready with acupuncture and nutrition, and managing your stress.

If you’ve been advised that you will need to have an ICSI (Intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection) procedure, we can help you and partner prepare by maximizing the quality of the sperm that is used.


Speak to a fertility expert now

You may have questions that you’d like answered. If so, you’re welcome to call Stefan Chmelik, head of our fertility team on 0845 676 9699 with your fertility questions. That’s free expert advice at your fingertips.

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Helen Roberts & Andy Nicholls, London

“Dear Stefan - We can’t thank you enough for the unwavering care and commitment you’ve given us in helping us to become a family. We are very happy!”

Abi Lewis, London

Hey Gerard, thanks a million for all your help. I didn't really believe you when you said you thought I could avoid IVF, but I’m happy to admit that I was wrong! Little Ashley sends his love too :-)

Natasha Rothery, Milton Keynes

I suffer with PCOS and had been unable to get pregnant after 3 years of trying, despite being prescribed a variety of western drugs. Gerard was immediately reassuring, he reviewed the tests my hospital had ordered and proposed a course of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. Two-and-a-half months later I was pregnant, and last month my beautiful little son was born. Thank you so much Gerard!

Stephanie Alexander-Jinks, London

"After just a few weeks I have never felt healthier or happier. I wish I had come to you years ago but am glad I have now! Thank you Stefan

Kate, London

“I went to see Stefan after a year of trying to get pregnant.  Not only did I feel much more “balanced” having seen him, I had a little girl a year afterwards.  I absolutely believe in what he does – he is a true holistic practitioner, looking at all aspects of the body and treating through various methods.  I cannot recommend him highly enough - go and see him!”