Holistic Therapies and Fertility

When it comes to your reproductive health, treatment involves so much more than just the somatic aspect. While western medicine can do all sorts of wonderful things with IVF Treatment and medication to boost fertile windows and promote ovulation, the reproductive process can be helped in a number of additional ways to improve your physical and mental wellbeing. A whole body approach can be the best way for you to enhance your chances when it comes to achieving your conception.

As many as one third of women supplement their conventional fertility treatments with holistic therapy to help their chances of getting pregnant during their course of treatment. Working in conjunction with your fertility treatments, there are a range of complementary services which can sit alongside your treatment to calm, relax and help you on your fertility journey, reducing your stress and improving your overall health and wellbeing.


Based on the Chinese idea that qi, or energy, flows along pathways through the body, acupuncture is used to stimulate specific points on the body to achieve balance. An ancient practice from 5000 years ago, its continuing popularity is boosted by recent research which has shown that  it may increase the chance of implantation of the embryo by increasing blood flow and relaxing muscle tissues around the uterus. In men, acupuncture may improve sperm health leading to a reduced risk of chromosomal abnormality.


When you are struggling to get pregnant, couples often start to become stressed and emotional. After all, it is a trying time. One way that this can be improved is through the use of hypnotherapy.

Hypnotherapy can teach you to let go of the hurt that you may be carrying through relaxation and breathing techniques. These can help reduce the level of stress and rebalance the hormones which could be impacting on your reproductive health.


Reflexology is a health therapy which uses points on the head, hands, feet and lower leg that all are attuned with different parts of the body. Like other holistic therapies, it can be used alongside conventional medicine when trying to boost your fertility. It can help to regulate your menstrual cycle, improve circulation, balance your hormones, stimulate endorphins and get you to relax.

At the Reproductive Health Group, we know there’s so much more to your fertility than just the mechanics. We’re proud to offer a full range of treatments, from conventional through to complementary therapies to help you to reach your dream of creating your family.

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