Practitioners: Nicola Renovich
Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs can be very effective in treating infertility including 'unexplained infertility'. Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs are also very effective in supporting couples going through IVF. Nicola Renovich has extensive experience in this area and has chosen to specialize in Fertility Acupuncture as she has found it to be so effective.
Both men and women benefit from Fertility Acupuncture. Women with menstrual irregularities, endometriosis, polycystic ovaries or unexplained infertility all respond to treatment with Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs. Men with Low Sperm Count or problems with sperm motility or morphology or unexplained infertility may also benefit.
Receiving Acupuncture whilst going through IVF has been shown to increase chances of success
I came to [Nicola] for fertility support, after 2 years for trying for a baby. We sought medical help via the G.P. And acupuncture alongside, at the time for both my husband and I.
For me, I felt our initial conversation was really significant to me, for the first time in my life I opened up about my 'lifestyle'... I conceived within six weeks to a healthy little girl and had an amazing pregnancy...
That time was invaluable. I felt I was definitely doing something to improve the health of both me and my baby, which was in complete contrast to the scary things that were happening around us. I would (and do) recommend Nicola to anybody who can get to her for sessions, even five years on, I just recommended her to a pregnant friend this morning.
Nicola is an amazing practitioner. She’s calm, professional and confident and all of that oozes from her. Unlike experiences I’ve had with other acupuncture practitioners, I barely felt anything and had no unwanted side effects. 5 Years on & I still recommend her to everyone in Devon who asks me about acupuncture. Unfortunately I don’t live close enough anymore, or I’d be up there every week! I tried not to have any expectations beforehand but I was pleasantly surprised at how well it worked and how quickly – it was definitely a lifeline at that point, even though the conventional medics around me at that point were very anti complementary therapies. It brought my pain, blood pressure and overall anxiety level right down.
Ever since I was a teenager, I've had problems with very irregular periods. I could often go for months without having a period...A friend of mine recommended Acupuncture...so at the beginning of December I started seeing Nicola once a week. I started my treatment in December and became pregnant the following February...
I have absolutely no doubt that Acupuncture contributed directly to my getting pregnant in a very short period of time and would recommend it to anyone!
I came to you (Nicola) for fertility support, after 2 years for trying for a baby. We sought medical help via the G.P. And acupuncture alongside, at the time for both my husband and I.
For me, I felt our initial conversation was really significant to me, for the first time in my life I opened up about my ‘lifestyle’. I believed I was mad because I had to constantly live on Imodium tablets, sometimes taking 3 a day. When you suggested I remove wheat from my diet, initially I was reluctant, however it was my answer. I wasn’t mad after all, I conceived within six weeks to a healthy little girl and had an amazing pregnancy.
2 years 9 months later, we welcomed our second baby into the family and four months ago, we had our third baby. Whilst we had sought help via the medical route, all three conceptions were entirely natural and intervention free and we returned to standard midwifery care during the pregnancies.
I don’t know what happened during that time, all I know, I got more than the outcome I desired and still to this day, cannot entertain wheat.
Having acupuncture was a really calming experience and felt like a positive thing to do while undergoing fertility treatment.
Although originally feeling rather sceptical about the use of acupuncture, having undergone multiple failed cycles of IVF, I decided to ask Nicola for help. She performed weekly sessions of acupuncture and provided me with lots of advice, as well as a friendly ear. Shortly after, we had a successful round of IVF and now have a beautiful daughter. I really believe her treatment helped us conceive and would truly recommend Nicola to anyone. We thank her so much for all her help during a very difficult journey.