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Fertility Treatment


Having acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine can greatly increase your chances of conceiving.  It is really tough when you just can't get pregnant.  Every month is a rollercoaster of emotions and it can be difficult to know where to turn for help.  The beauty of Chinese medicine (acupuncture and/or herbs) is that it brings the systems of the body back into balance and creates a strength and harmony within the body that allows a new life to form.  In scientific terms it increases blood flow to the uterus and ovaries and affects both oestrogen and progesterone to regulate the menstrual cycles and stimulate ovulation.


'I always left her sessions feeling calm, tranquil, recharged and ready to take on the world again. She offered a relaxing, safe and healing atmosphere. I also attribute her care and treatment to the result of two healthy pregnancies' –Jane-

How Can it Help Me?


In my own clinical practice I have had a lot of success treating a wide range of fertility problems.  It really does work!  Women often continue to see me throughout their pregnancy to help ease their symptoms and increase their energy and general wellbeing.


In my experience, and as research increasingly shows, Chinese Medicine increases your chance of getting and staying pregnant.  For example it can:


  • Regulate the menstrual cycle

  • Stimulate ovulation

  • Increase fertile mucus

  • Decrease stress and anxiety

  • Lengthen/shorten the luteal phase

  • Increase the quantity of eggs when going through IVF


'My cycles have become regular again following treatment and I have also found that acupuncture made me feel a lot calmer and more relaxed emotionally. After each treatment, I felt what I can only describe as 'lighter', as if a lot of the stress of the infertility journey had lifted. I would highly recommend Lucy's treatments to anyone going through similar issues'  -Fiona-

I have successfully worked with women who have:


  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

  • Endometriosis

  • Frequent miscarriages

  • Anovulatory cycle

  • Unexplained infertility

  • Secondary infertility

  • Luteal phase defect

  • Irregular menstrual cycles

  • Long menstrual cycles


I also work with women going through IVF to help increase their chances of success and to help ease the debilitating symptoms that many women experience from the medication.


I have also worked with men who have a low sperm count and/or poor sperm motility.  It is important to work with both partners if there are known issues.


How Many Sessions Do I Need?


Most women need to come once a week for 3 months.  It is important for me to treat you both in the first and second half of your cycle to really be able to make a difference.  


The impact of treatment for many women is huge.  While increasing their chances of becoming pregnant, they have someone to talk to about all of their worries and fears, they feel healthier, more energised and they have a greater sense of wellbeing.  It is a journey that no-one can predict, but being able to enjoy the process more and having practical support and the benefit of increasing your chances of success, makes it all worthwhile.


'The great thing about Lucy is that not only is she a very skilled acupuncturist, her knowledge of fertility is very comprehensive too. She was therefore able to make sense of the treatment I was receiving and the impact it was having on my body' –Rachel-



Lucy Arad MSc BSc

Member of the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine

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