If you’re finding it difficult getting pregnant, we may be able to help.

Acupuncture has been used to boost fertility in China for literally thousands of years. Whether you are trying to get pregnant naturally , or if you are using assisted  conception (IVF), we can support you. Bristol Acupuncture Practice acupuncturists, Deb Heberlet and Al Hessari, have a special interest in fertility and gynaecology.

Scientific research shows acupuncture has a positive effect on fertility.

‘Acupuncture may help increase IVF success rates by 65%’ -The Guardian February 2008.

Acupuncture treatment may be beneficial for:


• unexplained infertility
• Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
• endometriosis
• ovulation issues
• menstrual cycle irregularities
• lack of periods
• miscarriage prevention
• we can also support you through your pregnancy


• improves the quality of sperm. Improves sperm count, motility and morphology

Stress Reduction

• Most people people find that acupuncture is relaxing and helps you deal with stress, which in turn helps with your fertility. We have a special interest in treating stress.


Acupuncture is central to our treatment. We combine this with lifestyle and dietary advice. For many people, looking at their lifestyle and diet can make a big difference to their fertility. Moxibustion and cupping may also be used alongside acupuncture treatment.


Plan ahead. The ideal time to begin acupuncture is three months before conception or an IVF cycle. This will ensure that your eggs and sperm are at the  best quality they can be, as both egg and sperm take around 90 days  to mature. Do not worry though if you have missed the 90 day mark. There is good evidence to show that acupuncture later in the process will still improve your chances.

Support through pregnancy

We can offer support through your pregnancy. Treatment in pregnancy may be especially helpful if you have concerns about miscarriage, have morning sickness, or other problems during pregnancy. Some women also have treatment so as to stay in their best state of health during pregnancy.


We practice at 3 clinics in Bristol:

The Centre for Whole Health, Victoria Place, Bedminster, South Bristol.

Bedminster Family Practice, Regent Rd, Bedminster, South Bristol.

The Parker Clinic, Gloucester Rd, North Bristol

Now Closed – The Pierian Centre, Portland Square, Central Bristol.

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