Preparation of your body and mind in readiness for your fertility treatment is probably more important than when you are trying naturally. Along with advice on lifestyle changes, including nutritional advice and emotional support, I use acupuncture to reduce both stress and anxiety levels, which is particularly helpful around this time.

I like to take an integrated approach and usually offer life style advice as well using acupuncture, moxabustion, electro-acupuncture and far infra red heat lamps.

I saw Amanda after 2 failed IVF attempts, she was fantastic, I got pregnancy on my 3rd attempt which unfortunately lead to a miscarriage but got pregnant again on my next go and Amanda supported me throughout and I had a healthy set of twins who are now nearly 5!!! Thank you xxx” Sarah 


My approach is to focus on the blood supply for at least 3 months before the IUI, IVF or ICSI process begins as preparation. I encourage flooding the blood with nutrition needed for optimum fertility and hormonal balance through detoxing and supplements and the best foods to eat dependant on TCM theory.

In addition I use acupuncture to work on:

Improving blood circulation to the pelvic organs, including the ovaries and uterus, allowing the reproductive organs to work to their full potential

Increasing blood circulation to the uterus ensures optimal endometrial thickness

Reducing stress by decreasing the activity of the sympathetic nervous system. High stress levels are associated with reduced chances of conceiving as they can have an impact on hormonal balance.

Support of each stage of the IUI, IVF or ICSI process


“Amanda to whom we will always be grateful! You helped us achieve dreams we thought were impossible!  A huge thank you to you! I had 2 cycles of IVF and came to you both times.The first time had a very early miscarriage, the second time you turned around a cycle that looked like it could be cancelled. That cycle resulted in triplets, however we lost the twins at 12 weeks, but last year thanks to all your time and help we had a beautiful baby boy who is now a year old. Thank you for being a star.”  Vicky 

 Take Action Today:

Call Amanda on 07808 580738 to book a Fertility Consultation

Consider having your Vitamin D blood levels checked to ensure you and your partner have optimal levels

Daily self massage to your stomach and abdomen

Reduce stress and start to relax

If suffering from general coldness keep your tummy and lower back warm wearing a Haramaki

Both you and your partner detox your Liver – the blood cleansing organ

Ensure both you and your partner fill up on fertility enhancing nutrition

Further reading

If you have had more than more than 3 or more unsuccessful IUI, IVF or ICSI attempts please consider going to Zita West Clinic or CARE Fertility for your next round as both use Intralipid Infusion Therapy and other new advanced techniques to help many infertile couples finally become pregnant.

By Amanda Farrar, Abintra Healing From Within – Harrogate Acupuncture Clinic