IVF Support

Acupuncture for IVF

We have supported many patients looking to conceive with assisted reproductive techniques, including: IVF, IUI, Chlomid and ICSI.  

There is a lot of scientific evidence in support of Acupuncture alongside IVF to maximise chances of success. The following are a few studies: 

A systematic review in the British Medical Journal  concluded that using acupuncture alongside  IVF significantly improved  clinical pregnancy rates. This study involved giving acupuncture shortly before and after embryo transfer.

The Homerton Hospital London conducted a study in 2016 and concluded that Acupuncture doubled birth rates. 


Our Acupuncture and IVF Programme

We encourage our patients to have acupuncture  for a  2 – 3 month period, to prepare for an IVF cycle.  Please call 0208 368 1130 for more information

It is recommended to have weekly acupuncture  from the first day of medication through to embryo transfer.  We used the most up to date protocols  treating each person as an individual to manage side effects and obtain the best possible treatment outcome. 

Acupuncture After Egg Collection
IVF patients are recommended to have an acupuncture treatment after egg collection, to reduce any local tissue trauma or bleeding, and help prepare a calm environment for the arrival of an embryo.

Acupuncture and Embryo Transfer (or Frozen Embryo Transfer)
We recommend a fertility acupuncture session before embryo transfer and  after embryo transfer to improve pregnancy rates. Ideally, this is recommended on the same day as close to your embryo transfer appointment.

This protocol is the same for frozen embryo transfers (FET).

Acupuncture and The Two Week Wait 
We recommend  acupuncture during the two week  period before you take a pregnancy test. The first treatment is to support implantation.

The second treatment during the two week wait is to support you emotionally, to ease anxiety and promote relaxation.

Fertility Acupuncturist – Colette Assor LicAc MBAcC

Colette practises at North West London Physiotherapy Centre

Call 0208 368 1130 for a free 15 mins telephone consultation

Colette treated me in preparation for a cycle of IVF after a few failed attempts. Taking this holistic approach and embracing a complimentary diet and lifestyle, I am delighted to say that it worked and I am a pround expectant mum to be! ” Helen G. 

“Thank you so much Colette  for all your support throughout the IVF process and pregnancy. We have a beautiful baby girl – a dream come true. We will always be thankful for your caring support and dedication ”  M.A, NW9

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Please call 0208 368 1130 for a free telephone consultation. or skype call: colette.assor


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