Acupuncture was developed thousands of years ago in China and is one of the most widely practiced areas of complementary medicine. It’s a holistic treatment based on the principle that qi (or energy) can be activated by the placement and manipulation of fine needles into acupuncture points, correcting imbalances and helping the body to heal itself.

Acupuncture is used to treat a range of ailments including chronic pain, stress, arthritis, weight issues, reproductive health and infertility. Many IVF clinics now work in conjunction with acupuncturists alongside their normal treatment protocols.

Renee Boyd