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fertility acupuncture

Fertility Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs


The use of acupuncture can greatly aid women in treating conditions related to fertility. Traditional Chinese medicine has a long history of treating women's health problems, with texts from 200 BC describing medicinal plants used to treat infertility. Today Traditional Chinese medicine specialists have adapted and incorporated these traditional applications into modern fertility treatments. This has resulted in clinical feedback and research suggesting that acupuncture is capable of significantly enhancing fertility. This research has included:


  • The effect of acupuncture in increasing pregnancy rates when used prior to and post embryo replacement during IVF

  • The effect of acupuncture in increasing blood supply to the uterus and ovaries

  • The effect of acupuncture in regulating hormones directly involved in follicle development and implantation

  • The effect of acupuncture in increasing sperm motility and reducing the presence of abnormal sperm

  • Abstracts and details of publication for this research are available here.


Larissa has long experience treating women at every stage of their fertility journey with acupuncture and Chinese herbs.  She will work with you to help to get into optimal shape; physiologically, nutritionally and emotionally – for all the vital stages of childbirth from pre-conception to conception, pregnancy and the months immediately after birth.

Fertility conditions that can benefit from acupuncture and Chinese herbs include;


  • IVF support

  • Endometriosis

  • PCOS

  • Period pain

  • Irregular periods

  • Immunology issues

  • Frequent miscarriage

  • Stress

  • Sperm issues

  • Pre and Post Embryo transfer

  • Morning sickness

  • Aches and pains in pregnancy

  • Labour induction

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