Natural Fertility support

With Caroline Anthon. Physiotherapist + traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner

Acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine can have a positive effect when supporting infertility treatment. When performed by a qualified practitioner, studies have shown that the rates of successful IVF pregnancies can double when acupuncture is used to support the pre-conception and pregnancy. As a holistic treatment, acupuncture is renowned. Acupuncture has been proven to reduce stress which can have positive impact on anyone dealing with fertility, prenatal and postnatal issues. 

Acupuncture and traditional Chinese Medicine for Natural Fertility in Cobh

My rigorous training in Acupuncture and specific training in women’s health allows me to offer natural fertility support in Cobh. From physiotherapy and dry-needling for injuries and recovery to acupuncture for fertility and obstetric concerns. Natural fertility treatments are performed in my Cobh Clinic.

Moxibustion in Our Cobh Clinic

Moxibustion is the use of a herb called Mugwort to heat the needle or area for specific treatments. In Gynaecology and Obstetrics it is used for  treatments like Breech position or posterior presentation to turn the baby, stop bleeding protocols (in persistent uterine bleeding), and mother warming or tonifying postnatally.

Prenatal Support

Acupuncture is a natural and safe way to support the pregnancy

Issues treated include;

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting and hyperemesis
  • Heart burn
  • Constipation
  • Fatigue
  • Anaemia
  • Anxiety
  • Musculoskeletal conditions like pelvic girdle pain, low back pain and sciatica, sinusitis, Breech or posterior presentation .
  • Acupuncture as routine pre birth treatment and induction treatment.

Acupuncture for Natural Fertility/Infertility

Acupuncture treats a wide range of female and male fertility issues including;

  • Regulation of the natural cycle to optimise fertility and conception by regulating the menstrual cycle
    and Ovulation for short, long, irregular or absent cycles.
  • Regulating heavy or flooding periods, short periods, break through spotting, clots and painful periods.
  • PCOS ( Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome )
  • PMT
  • Small fibroids
  • Autoimmune related infertility 

Male fertility

  • Acupuncture treats low sperm count , motility , morphology issues.
    Antisperm antibodies.


  • Using acupuncture in preparation for the IVF cycle and supporting the woman during the IVF cycle.
    IVF support only

Postnatal treatments with Acupuncture

  • Mastitis or insufficient lactation

  • Postnatal depression

  • Persistent uterine bleeding

  • Fatigue

  • Mild prolapse

Conditions treated

Fertility issues

Prenatal Issues

Menopause issues