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Fertility and IVF

Trying to conceive can be an exciting yet stressful time. Here at Jordan Fay Acupuncture, located in Norwich, UK, Jordan understands the complexities of fertility and offer a natural approach to support your journey. Acupuncture has emerged as a valuable tool for couples seeking to enhance their fertility potential.

Jordan specialises in fertility support and patients have experienced great success. For those who are looking for help with natural conception or assisted conception. Acupuncture treatments can help both partners by stabilizing the monthly cycle, regulating hormonal imbalances, and improving egg and sperm quality.  

Some couples are looking to conceive naturally. Some have started trying relatively recently and others may have already explored other options. Some patients are looking to conceive their first child, while others may be having difficulties having subsequent children. For female patients, the Chinese medicine approach will take a detailed look at the menstrual cycle in order to identify where improvements can be made. In conjunction with blood tests, scan results or Western diagnosis this leads us to a treatment plan. Similarly for men, the overall health is looked at to see what impact it is having on the quality of the sperm production. In practical terms we will see a number of recognised conditions in the clinic, including:

Unexplained infertility


Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)


Non ovulation/Amenorrhea

Recurrent miscarriage

Sperm quality

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Acupuncture: A Gentle Approach to Fertility Enhancement

Acupuncture involves inserting thin, sterile needles into specific points on the body. This stimulates the body's natural healing response, potentially impacting fertility in many ways.

Regulating Hormones

Acupuncture may help regulate the menstrual cycle and potentially improve ovulation. This can be particularly beneficial for women with irregular cycles or hormonal imbalances.

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Enhancing Blood Flow

The needles can increase blood flow to the uterus and ovaries, delivering essential nutrients and oxygen. This improved circulation creates a more optimal environment for conception.

Reducing Stress

Fertility struggles can be emotionally taxing. Acupuncture's stress-relieving properties can promote relaxation and improve overall well-being, which can positively influence fertility.

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Preparing for IVF

Optimize Your IVF Journey Naturally: Explore Acupuncture in Norwich, UK

Acupuncture is increasingly recognized as a valuable tool to support couples undergoing In Vitro Fertilization (IVF).

How can it help you?

It has been suggested that acupuncture may increase implantation rates through³: 

• Regulating stress hormones that affect implantation
• Modulating neuroendocrinological factors (regulating hormone levels)
• Increasing blood flow to the uterine lining
• Modulating cytokines and immune response


Studies suggest benefits with regular treatments: Research indicates that acupuncture may be most beneficial when received consistently in the lead-up to the transfer. This could be anywhere from a few weeks to several months.

Frequency can vary: The frequency of treatments can also differ. Some sources suggest weekly sessions, while others mention plans involving treatments multiple times a week.

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Pre & Post IVF Transfer Acupuncture

The IVF Transfer Day

For the best outcome, it is recommended to have 2x Acupuncture Sessions on the day of your IVF Transfer: 1x before your transfer and 1x after your transfer. (Pre & Post IVF Transfer Acupuncture. Jordan will use a specific protocol for Pre and Post IVF Transfer sessions that lasts 45 mins each. Jordan will be able to work out of hours on these sessions as Jordan knows that sometimes Transfer days can be unpredictable until the day comes. If it is not possible to have both Acupuncture sessions on that same day, it is recommended that you have them at least 24 hours either side of the Transfer. Jordan will discuss this with you nearer the time of your Transfer. 

Benefits for Pre IVF transfer Acupuncture:


  • Increased Blood Flow to the Uterus: Acupuncture may increase blood flow to the uterus, promoting a thicker, more receptive lining for embryo implantation.

Benefits for Post IVF Transfer Acupuncture:

  • Enhanced Implantation Rates: Studies indicate acupuncture performed immediately before and after embryo transfer may increase the success rate by optimizing the uterine lining and promoting embryo attachment.

  • Reduced Cramping: Acupuncture may help reduce cramping and discomfort associated with the transfer procedure.

  • Continued Stress Relief: Maintaining a calm and relaxed state can be beneficial post-transfer. Acupuncture can help manage stress hormones and promote emotional well-being.

  • Improved Blood Flow: Continued support for optimal blood circulation to the uterus can be provided through acupuncture.

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