Acupuncture for Fertility
Increase your Fertility with Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine
Dr (TCM) Attilio D'Alberto specialises in helping with fertility.
Whether you want to conceive naturally, or use IVF, acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine can significantly increase your fertility. To read frequently asked questions on fertility click here.
3-4 Month Preconception Care
Preparation for pregnancy can begin months prior to conception. If both partners adopt a preconceptual healthcare programme including fertility acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine for at least 3-4 months prior to conception, it is possible to have an impact on the health of both the egg and sperm and reproductive outcomes.
Even a six week fertility acupuncture programme prior to commencing IVF or fertility acupuncture treatment is beneficial. During this period, Dr (TCM) D'Alberto may prescribe Chinese herbal remedies, which are approved by the UK Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine.
During IVF or Fertility Treatment
Dr (TCM) D'Alberto recommends weekly acupuncture for the women from the first day of medication through to embryo transfer. Where there is no male factor infertility, Dr (TCM) Attilio D'Alberto recommends 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.
Dr (TCM) D'Alberto recommends a fertility acupuncture treatment before and after embryo transfer to improve pregnancy rates. Ideally, this is recommended on the same day as close to your embryo transfer appointment.
After Embryo Transfer
Dr (TCM) D'Alberto recommends one or two fertility acupuncture treatments during the two week wait period before you take a pregnancy test. This is primarily to support you emotionally, to ease anxiety and promote relaxation.
Once your pregnant
Dr (TCM) D'Alberto recommends 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.
Dr (TCM) D'Alberto offers acupuncture during pregnancy programme to support all stages of pregnancy. Contact Dr (TCM) D'Alberto to learn more.
Dr (TCM) Attilio D'Alberto BM (Beijing), BSc (Hons) TCM, MBAcC, MRCHM
Dr (TCM) Attilio D'Alberto has been practicing acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine for over 12 years. He is passionate about empowering people with the ancient knowledge of Chinese medicine through knowledge, lifestyle and diet. This knowledge can be used again and again in people's lives and those of their family.
Dr (TCM) D'Alberto graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine from Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in China. This full time, five year degree program included six months internship at two of the largest hospitals in Beijing, China.
Dr (TCM) D'Alberto practices acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, moxibustion and cupping from his own clinic Wokingham Therapy Clinic.