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Fertility Acupuncture

Helping to prepare you for your fertility journey

Acupuncture is increasingly being turned to by couples trying to conceive, whether naturally or with medical assistance. It may help to prepare the body and mind for the fertility journey.

Supporting your fertility journey

Our acupuncturist, Joanne Middleton, is a member of the British Acupuncture Council,

having qualified as an acupuncturist in 1994. After six years of practising she completed further training in gynaecology, fertility and obstetrics, following which she was welcomed as a member of The Acupuncture Fertility Network. In addition to her work at the Carmichael Clinic, she also runs the acupuncture service at The Hewitt Fertility Clinic in Knutsford, working alongside the nursing and medical teams there. You can find out more about her qualifications and experience here.

Joanne’s personal experience drives her commitment to delivering a nurturing and understanding service for her clients, during what is already a physically and emotionally stressful time.

Fertility Acuouncture Services Carmichael Clinic

We usually work with those who are trying to conceive naturally for up to six menstrual cycles (assuming all relevant tests have been carried out and giving consideration to age- or condition-related fertility levels). 

For those who are trying to conceive through assisted reproduction, whether that is IUI, ICSI or IVF, treatments take place around the different stages of the cycle to ensure the range of benefits acupuncture provides are delivered at the optimum time. Ideally, the first acupuncture treatment will take place 3–4 months before your IVF cycle is due to begin, so get in touch as soon as you know you are going down this route. However, if your timescale won’t allow for this, don’t despair – a shorter course of treatment can provide a great start too.


It is considered safe to receive acupuncture during and after pregnancy and many of Joanne’s clients choose to continue treatment during their pregnancy.

If you’re not sure whether Acupuncture is for you, why not have a chat with Joanne by contacting the clinic.


Why Our Clients Recommend us

I am so grateful to you.

Hi Jo ..thank you for the treatment you gave me during my IVF cycle last year. The embryo transfer was successful, and I am so happy to tell you that I now have an 8 month old son called Theo! I strongly believe that the acupuncture helped immensely, and I am so grateful to you for that.

Best wishes, Lydia.
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