Clinic of Five Element Acupuncture

Fertility and Conception

Acupuncture has a long and successful history in reproductive medicine. It is an important element in a combined and complementary approach to reproductive planning and problem-solving, for both men and women.

It can be used to help boost female fertility, to prepare the body for conception and pregnancy and to treat underlying conditions such as Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Endometriosis and irregular cycles.

It is also good for relieving stress and for redressing hormonal imbalances, (both of which are frequent contributors to fertility problems) as well as for boosting the flow of blood to the reproductive organs. It can also help with male fertility.

Jackie Fairweather, is delighted to announce that she has become a founding member of the recently launched Zita West Network for Reproductive Health, as an Affiliated Acupuncturist. Click here to read more.

IVF Success

Acupuncture can be a valuable complement to IVF for both men and women, helping to substantially improve the chances of success.

Having acupuncture pre and post embryo transfer can be particularly useful. A recent meta-analysis, published by the British Medical Journal in March 2008, suggests that women undergoing IVF, who also have acupuncture on the day of embryo transfer, have a much higher chance of conceiving than those who don't.

This is supported by the most recent audit of Zita West clients, almost 60% of whom became pregnant after having acupuncture at the Clinic before and after their embryo transfer.


Acupuncturist Jackie Fairweather

Jackie Fairweather is a member of The British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) and abides by the BAcC’s codes of ethics and safe practice. These cover strict requirements with regard to hygiene and the disposal of needles and other equipment. Only disposable single­use sterile needles are used.

All members of the BAcC are covered by a Medical Malpractice and Public Liability insurance.