Acupuncture for Unexplained Infertility
Acupuncture to Support IVF
Acupuncture for IVF Preparation
Fertility Mentoring Service
Areas of Speciality:
- Fertility Acupuncture
- Acupuncture to Prepare for IVF
- Acupuncture to Support IVF
- Acupuncture for Male Fertility Support
- Antenatal Acupuncture
- Prebirth Acupuncture
Initial Virtual Pre-Acupuncture Consultation £60 (45mins)
Regular Virtual Pre-Acupuncture Consultation £40 (30mins)
Acupuncture Treatment Session (requires pre-acupuncture consultation) £60 (30mins)
Fertility Mentoring Service £200/month (30 minute weekly online consultation and email support)
I work with people who are struggling with fertility issues, whether you are struggling to conceive, or struggling to maintain a pregnancy. There are many, many things that can interfere with conception and early pregnancy; my job is to work with you to try to identify why things are not happening and what you can do about it using a combination of BBT charts, blood tests and other hormonal signs and symptoms. Alongside these investigations I work with Chinese acupuncture, diet and lifestyle advice to help you to boost your natural fertility, and if necessary to help you to prepare for the emotional and physical impact of IVF. Acupuncture has the most impact on IVF when you have regular treatment over the 3-4 months prior to IVF, so if you are thinking along those lines, there is no better time to get started!
I have first-hand experience of various stages of fertility treatment, culminating in IVF which has left me with a deep, open-hearted appreciation for how the whole fertility thing can make people feel and a determination to make a difference to others who are treading this path. I will put my heart and soul into trying to make your dream happen, and would be honoured to use my extensive knowledge to support and empower you through this difficult time.
I am an advocate for the use of acupuncture throughout pregnancy; it is a wonderfully gentle, supportive and non-toxic therapy to use for a wide range of health and wellness issues ranging from hay fever and migraines to antenatal anxiety and depression. Prebirth acupuncture is a specific series of treatments at the end of pregnancy to help to prepare the body for labour and delivery.
I know that not everyone will experience a rainbow at the end of their journey, but I know that the right acupuncturist can make this difficult journey so much more bearable. I also have training in body centred psychotherapy which has a strong influence on how I am within the clinic space. This combination of skills enables me to offer empowering, compassionate support, wherever the journey goes.
My clinic arrangements have altered in response to the coronavirus situation and I now offer online consultations prior to a shortened acupuncture session. For clients not yet ready to venture into clinic for acupuncture, it is possible for me to take you on in a mentoring capacity, helping you to decipher BBT charts, work out when you ought to check hormone levels through blood tests, and offer general advice and guidance on how to boost your fertility through diet and lifestyle.
Alexandra O’Connor LicAc MBAcC
Member of British Acupuncture Council
Member of the Acupuncture Fertility Network
Specialist Post-Graduate Training
Advanced Level Diploma in Fertility Acupuncture (Naava Carmen)
Acupuncture for Endometriosis & PCOS (Jill Glover)
Acupuncture to Support IVF (Paul Johnson)
Antenatal & Prebirth Acupuncture (Debra Betts)