Fertility Acupuncture LONDON 

Fertility acupuncture London and fertility reflexology safely supports natural conception, and increases the chances of a successful pregnancy outcome in women undergoing fertility treatment.

Benefits of Fertility Acupuncture?

Holistic Approach

Acupuncture views fertility as a reflection of overall health. By promoting balance within the body, acupuncture aims to optimize reproductive health whilst addressing  lifestyle, nutrition, physical and emotional health.

Stress Reduction

One of the significant barriers to conception is stress. Acupuncture sessions help in releasing endorphins, the body’s natural stress-relievers, fostering a relaxed environment conducive to conception.

Regulating Menstrual Cycle

Irregular menstrual cycles can hinder conception. Acupuncture has been shown in research to regulate and restore regular menstrual cycles, enhancing the chances of ovulation and successful fertilization. 

Enhancing Blood Flow

Improved blood circulation to the reproductive organs ensures better nourishment of the womb lining and functioning of the ovaries and follicle production. Acupuncture promotes this enhanced blood flow, vital for optimal reproductive health.

Endometriosis and PCOS

Acupuncture can help alleviate the symptoms associated with endometriosis, such as pelvic pain, heavy menstrual bleeding, and infertility.  Additionally, acupuncture can assist in reducing androgens and balance hormones, thus managing symptoms like acne, weight gain, and insulin resistance often seen in PCOS.

Increases Pregnancy Success

The Paulus et al. study, published in 2002 in the medical journal “Fertility and Sterility,” explored the impact of acupuncture on the pregnancy rates of women undergoing IVF.

Acupuncture Before and After Embryo Transfer: The study involved women who received acupuncture treatments 25 minutes before and after embryo transfer during IVF.

The results indicated that the group receiving acupuncture had a significantly higher pregnancy rate compared to the group that did not receive acupuncture. Specifically, the acupuncture group had a pregnancy rate of 42.5%, whereas the control group (without acupuncture) had a rate of 26.3%.

Boost Sperm Parameters

Acupuncture isn’t just beneficial for women. In men, it has been associated with improved sperm quality, motility, and overall reproductive health. By enhancing blood circulation to the reproductive organs and reducing oxidative stress, acupuncture can potentially address male infertility issues.

Why The London Acupuncture Space?

Extensive Fertility Expertise

Years of experience and extensive training in Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine, Fertility and Pregnancy Acupuncture, brings unparalleled expertise to every session.

Zita West Fertility Experience

Charlotte worked as a fertility acupuncturist at the renowned Zita West London Fertility Clinic. Working alongside fertility consultants, and specialists, she has intensive knowledge of clinical proceedures, protocols and IVF terminology.  

Fertility Acupuncture Training

Charlotte has delivered fertility and IVF acupuncture workshops to London hospital ACUs (Assisted Conception Units).

Tailored Care Just for You

We understand that each person is unique. That’s why we provide personalised treatments, carefully designed to address your specific health needs, whether it’s pain relief, stress management, or fertility support.

A Path to Balance

Modern life can be overwhelming, and balance can seem elusive. Our acupuncture sessions aren’t just about alleviating symptoms; they’re about restoring harmony to your body, mind, and spirit.

The Power of Natural Healing

Acupuncture is a natural, drug-free therapy that harnesses your body’s own healing abilities. It’s a gentle yet potent approach to wellness that aligns with your body’s innate wisdom.

Our Results Speak Volumes

Our clients’ success stories are a testament to the effectiveness of our treatments. Whether you’re seeking relief from painful periods, managing stress, or embarking on a fertility journey, we’ve helped countless individuals and couples achieve their health goals.

Our Credentials

Former ZITA WEST Fertility & Pregnancy Acupuncturist at the Zita West London Fertility Clinic

BSc (Hons) Degree Acupuncture (Upper Second)

BA (Hons) Degree in Business Studies (Upper Second)

Licenciate Diploma in Acupuncture

Licenciate Diploma in Reflexology

Post Graduate Diploma in Nutrition 

Further training in Fertility, IVF & Pregnancy from Royal College of Physicians  and Westminster University

Acupuncture for Babies and Children

Cosmetic Facial Acupuncture and Ayurvedic Facial

Trained in Business Coaching, NLP, EFT, ©️Belief Coding, Positive Psychology, Transcendental Meditation, Breathwork 


Our Certifications

Certified Acupuncturist – Member of the British Acupuncture Council

Zita West Fertility & Pregnancy Acupuncturist 

Paediatric Acupuncturist

Cosmetic Acupuncturist

Certified Reflexology Practitioner recognised by AoR.

Certified Clinical Nutritional Therapist, recognised by BANT

Certified Life, Health & Wellness Coach



Female Infertility


  • Natural Conception
  • Unexplained infertility
  • High FSH/Low AMH
  • Primary or Secondary Infertility
  • Luteal Phase Defect
  • Ovulation Induction (Clomid cycles)
  • Egg Donation
  • Egg Freezing
  • Blocked Fallopian Tubes
  • Stress and Fertility
  • Weight Loss
  • Stop Smoking

Acupuncture and IVF

    • Follicle Count
    • Egg Quality
    • Ovarian Hyperstimulation (OHSS)
    • Egg Collection
    • Fresh Pre-Embryo Transfer
    • Fresh Post-Embryo Transfer
    • Frozen Pre-Embryo Transfer
    • Frozen Post-Embryo Transfer
    • Split Embryo Transfer
    • Implantation
    • Luteal Phase Defect
    • Ovulation Induction (Clomid cycles)
    • Egg Donation
    • Sperm Donation
    • Egg Freezing
    • Blocked Fallopian Tubes
    • Stress and Fertility
    • Weight Loss
    • Stop Smoking

    Male Infertility

      • Low Sperm Count
      • Poor Sperm Morphology
      • Poor Sperm Motility
      • Herpes
      • Varicoeles
      • DNA Fragmentation
      • Low Libido
      • Erectile Dysfunction
      • Stress and Fertility
      • Stop Smoking
      • Weight Loss

      Gynaecological Conditions

        • Pre-Menstrual Syndrome (PMS)
        • Absent or Infrequent Ovulation
        • Painful Periods | Dysmenorrhoea
        • Heavy Bleeding| Menorrhagia
        • Absent Periods | Amenorrhea
        • Hormonal Imbalance
        • Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding
        • Absent or Excess Vaginal Discharge
        • PCOS
        • Endometriosis
        • Adenomyosis
        • Ovarian Cysts 
        • Polyps
        • Uterine Fibroids
        • Thrush
        • Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)
        • Cystitis
        • Sexual Disorders
        • Low Libido
        • Painful Sex | Dyspareunia
        • Menopause – peri or post

        Acupuncture and IVF Schedule

        Acupuncture Before IVF
        Fertility acupuncture, reflexology and nutrition for at least 3-4 months prior to IVF is recommended to prepare the body for treatment and to ensure that both partners are in their optimum state of health emotionally and physically.

        During this time, it is possible to have an impact on the health of both the egg and improve the quality of the sperm.

        Even a six week fertility acupuncture programme prior to commencing IVF or fertility treatment is beneficial.

        Acupuncture During IVF
        There are varying fertility protocols with different timeframes. We recommend weekly acupuncture for the women from the first day of medication through to embryo transfer. Between 3-4 sessions of acupuncture may benefit the stimulation phase, this is dependent on the response to the medication, dosage, regarding follicle count, size, and growth rate from scans, and blood tests.

        Acupuncture Before Egg Collection
        We recommend a single fertility acupuncture treatment for the male prior to egg collection to relieve anxiety.

        Where there is male factor infertility, a fertility acupuncture programme is recommended for the male to optimise sperm quality, motility and count.

        Acupuncture After Egg Collection
        IVF patients are recommended to have an acupuncture treatment after egg collection, to reduce any local tissue trauma or bleeding, and help prepare a calm environment for the arrival of an embryo.

        Acupuncture and Embryo Transfer (or Frozen Embryo Transfer)
        We recommend a fertility acupuncture before embryo transfer and acupuncture after embryo transfer to improve pregnancy rates. Ideally, this is recommended on the same day as close to your embryo transfer appointment.

        This protocol is the same for frozen embryo transfers (FET).

        Acupuncture and embryo transfer research trials shows that fertility acupuncture before embryo transfer and acupuncture after embryo transfer may improve pregnancy rates by up to 65%.

        Acupuncture during this time is highly recommended by many fertility clinics worldwide and some clinics incorporate acupuncture as part of their IVF treatments.

        The Acupuncture Space will endevour to offer flexibility around embryo transfer.

        Acupuncture and Implantation
        We recommend two fertility acupuncture treatments during the two week wait period before you take a pregnancy test. The first treatment is to support implantation.

        Implantation time can vary depending on when the embryos were transferred. It is usually about 2-3 days after a day 3 embryo transfer, and the day of or the day after a day 5 embryo transfer.

        Acupuncture Before Your Pregnancy Test
        The second treatment during the two week wait is to support you emotionally, to ease anxiety and promote relaxation.

        If You Have A Positive Pregnancy Test, Congratulations!
        We recommend weekly acupuncture treatment during the first trimester, up to week 12/13 as there is a higher risk of miscarriage in IVF induced pregnancies.

        The treatments are gentle and supportive and help promote a healthy pregnancy. We offer a acupuncture during pregnancy programme to support all stages of pregnancy.

        Happy Clients

        "Charlotte provided a is an amazing fertility acupuncturist and guided me through the fertility maze. She went through my blood test results and was knowledgeable about my raised NK cells and cytokines, the names of all my IVF medications, and documented side effects.  Each week, Charlotte personalised my acupuncture treatment and explained how acupuncture can improve my chances of pregnancy.

        This cycle was a huge success, I produced more eggs than in previous cycles, and had four top grade embryos. Three were frozen at day 5 and I am now 14 weeks pregnant. Charlotte is amazing, a wealth of knowledge and really supportive. I recommend her Blackheath clinic to anyone struggling to conceive. "



        "After two years of trying for a baby and a diagnosis of unexplained infertility, I had a course of acupuncture with Charlotte and became pregnant within three months. I can't explain it but during the acupuncture, I felt so much calmer, more energetic, and positive.

        Charlotte is so experienced, and I felt in safe hands. She initially focused on my menstrual cycle and ovulation and it worked. My periods became less painful and more regular.  I am so happy I conceived naturally and wish I had tried acupuncture sooner. "

        Emma Clarke


        "I was going through egg harvesting and had read about the benefits of fertility acupuncture.  My sister had seem Charlotte for PCOS, and recommended I see her too.

        I have had three cycles now and have frozen my eggs. I am not ready yet to fertilise any eggs but will definitely use Charlotte's acupuncture services again. I had felt anxious about the process but Charlotte is  calm and has such a soothing manner and always put me at ease. Thank you for everything. "


        Clara Roberts



        Does acupuncture improve IVF pregnancy rates and live births?

        “Effects of acupuncture on rates of pregnancy and live birth among women undergoing in vitro fertilisation: systematic review and meta-analysis”,by Manheaimer E et al, British Medical Journal 2008, pg 336-545

        The above study concluded that current preliminary evidence suggests that acupuncture given with embryo transfer improves rates of pregnancy and live birth among women undergoing IVF.  Within fertility research, acupuncture demonstrates beneficial hormonal responses with decreased miscarriage rates, raising the possibility acupuncture may promote specific beneficial effects in early pregnancy. Pregnancy acupuncture is thus recommended weekly during the first trimester.

        What is the importance of acupuncture before and after embryo transfer during IVF?

        “Influence of acupuncture on the pregnancy rate in patients who undergo assisted reproduction therapy” by Paulus W et al, Fertility and Sterility 2002 Vol 77, pg 721-724

        In this study, 160 patients who were undergoing ART and who had good quality embryos were divided into the following two groups through random selection:

        80 women had acupuncture before embryo transfer and acupuncture after embryo transfer whilst 80 women had embryo transfer without acupuncture.

        The results showed clinical pregnancies documented in 34 of 80 patients (42.5%) in the acupuncture and embryo transfer group, whereas pregnancy rate was only 26.3% (21 out of 80 patients) in the control group.

        “Effects of acupuncture on rates of pregnancy and live birth among women undergoing in vitro fertilisation: systematic review and meta-analysis”,by Manheaimer E et al, British Medical Journal 2008, pg 336-545

        In this study, that combined the results of seven trials involving 1,366 women in an attempt to provide a clearer picture of the benefits of acupuncture for embryo transfer.

        They found that, looking at all the research together, women who underwent acupuncture were 65% more likely to have a successful embryo transfer compared with those who underwent a “sham” version of the treatment, or had no extra treatment at all. (BBC, 2008)

        Where can I read about the clinical trials regarding acupuncture and embryo transfer?

        Fertility and Sterility, the official publication of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine publishes juried original articles of scientific excellence in clinical and laboratory research relevant to reproductive endocrinology and physiology.

        Fertilty and Sterility is an international journal for obstetricians, gynecologists, reproductive endocrinologists, urologists, basic scientists and others who treat and investigate problems of infertility.

        Eleven scientific studies published in the journal Fertility and Sterility found that acupuncture performed close to the time of embryo transfer improved chances of pregnancy. 

        When should I commence acupuncture for IVF?

        Acupuncture is recommended three months prior to commencing IVF to ensure you are in your optimum state of health. Our observations have highlighted that those clients that invest in this preparation have reduced or absent side effects from fertility medication, feel calm, and confident that they have done everything they can to improve chances of success. We have many clients who have experienced failed cycles of IVF but then have a positive outcome only when they embark on our fertility acupuncture programme.

        Should my partner have acupuncture to prepare for IVF?

        Men do benefit from a three month acupuncture programme as it takes three months for the sperm to develop. Even if a semen analysis meets all of the normal parameters as defined by the World Health Organisation, acupuncture may help with the sperm production process and ease anxiety prior to providing the sperm sample ahead of egg collection. Our approach is to encourage both men and women to have acupuncture three months prior to IVF.

        Where do the acupuncture points go for fertility?

        At certain times needles will be placed on the lower abdomen, but there are also important points on the legs, feet, hands, and arms that will be used. We often also use auricular acupuncture points, which are points on the ear that have a very calming effect.

        How does acupuncture help egg quality?

        Research has shown that acupuncture successfully increases the blood flow around the ovaries, which improves their ability to support healthy eggs, improving both the quality and quantity of eggs. Many clients approach The Acupuncture Space with low ovarian reserve, possibly high FSH or low AMH, or both. Acupuncture research shows that acupuncture may have a positive effect on the hormones, thus improving these results.


        51 Cannon Workshops, Hertsmere Road, London, E14 4AS


        151 Old Dover Road, Blackheath, London, SE3 8SY