Acupuncture Cavan

Acupuncture For Fertility

Whilst more research into the use of acupuncture for support in fertility is needed, thousands of couples who have had acupuncture for fertility certainly believe they benefit from the treatment. When part of a well-coordinated medical/complementary approach it can work really well, contributing to the levels of success as well as giving support through what can be a very stressful time. 

In research acupuncture has been shown to:

  •  Regulate the menstrual cycle
  •  Lower raised levels of follicle stimulating hormone (FSH)
  • Relieve symptoms of endometriosis
  • Induce ovulation in women with polycystic ovaries (PCOS)
  • Improve the quality and motility of sperm
  • Release endorphins that reduce stress and promote relaxation

Natural Conception

If you are trying to conceive naturally, we will review your approaches, including:

- Regulating your cycle

- Frequency and timing of intercourse

- Your fertile window

- Ovulation monitoring


If you haven't had any infertility investigations, we will advise you on what medical tests you may need.

If you've already had some tests, we will review your results. 

Assisted Conception IVF

If you've already had IVF or similar treatments, we will review how your treatment(s) went to see if there are any aspects that can be improved upon in the future. The areas we usually look into include:

- The number and the quality of eggs 

- If the uterine lining (the endometrium) developed as well as it should

- Any additional issues that need to be addressed, e.g. sperm issues

- Any luteal phase (the "two week wait") complications

If we find anything that was not optimally managed, we will recommend how to address these in the future.

If you are about to embark on IVF we will work to prepare you for treatment.

As part of this review, we are always thinking about how you can give yourself the highest chance of success while keeping the cost of assisted reproductive treatment down.