“With their unique technique, Kite Clinic can help fertility-challenged people conceive – and has more than 1,000 success stories to prove it.”
– Mail on Sunday
Acupuncture & Fertility
If you’re looking for help and support with fertility issues, you’ve come to the right place! Johnny Childs apprencieted for several years under Fertility expert & Master Acupuncturist Gerad Kite. Johnny to this day works extremely closely with Gerad - and Kite Clinic is firmly established as London’s acupuncture clinic with a reputation for supporting people hoping to improve their fertility.
Whether you aim to conceive naturally or whether IVF is necessary, Johnny practises a style of acupuncture that aims to rebalance your system – and from what we have learned as a clinic from our patients’ feedback – the tangible experience of feeling more balanced appears to translate into boosting fertility. In this field, we have gained a sound reputation, having worked with thousands of couples and individuals who testify that the experience of coming to us helped in their journey to having a child.
Mel C talks Five-Element acupuncture at Kite Clinic
Acupuncture and IVF
In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) is a ground-breaking treatment that assists nature in bringing together the egg and the sperm to facilitate conception and pregnancy.
The benefits of acupuncture in the preparation for implantation with IVF are, that firstly, acupuncture can help relive the side effects of drugs used in IVF.
Through finding the balance with acupuncture that we have previously talked about... the knock on effect of this can help activate the brain to release hormones that will stimulate the ovaries, adrenal glands and other organs that are involved in reproduction. Which is beneficial prior to the collection of eggs for IVF.
A systematic review is the strongest research method because it reduces the possibility that the effects are due to bias or chance.This systematic review of randomized controlled trials, that compared studies of acupuncture given within one day of women receiving IVF compared to no treatment at all. The authors report a 91%success rate The NHS ‘knowledge service’ conclude… ‘results suggest acupuncture with embryo transfer, improves rates of pregnancy and live birth.’
This landmark study, 'Influence of acupuncture on the pregnancy rate in patients who undergo assisted reproduction therapy (2002)' was published in a prestigious reproductive medicine journal. The study found that women receiving acupuncture treatment in conjunction with ART had an increase in ongoing pregnancy rates of over 60% compared to control subjects.
A 2005 study conducted by Shanghai University in China analysed the use of acupuncture to treat male infertility. 40 men with idiopathic sperm were selected, in the sense that the cause of their infertility remains unknown by western medicine: 28 of these had acupuncture twice a week for 5 weeks. While the other 12, the control group had no treatment. The men who had acupuncture, had improved sperm production, motility, structure and development.
Acupuncture and Infertility Treatment: Is There More to the Outcome for Women than Pregnancy? The qualitative information presented in this review suggests that women find the use of acupuncture empowering, whether or not pregnancy is acheived. This indicates that acupuncture can play an important role in strategies for enhancing women's health.