Fertility Acupuncture

Kate Curtis offers Fertility Acupuncture at the Sims IVF clinic in Dublin. Kate has a background in Nursing and Midwifery and has been working in the field of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Acupuncture for over 20 years. She specialises in fertility and pregnancy acupuncture.

Acupuncture can support you on your fertility journey.

Acupuncture can support you on your fertility journey.

It is used in combination with IVF, IUI cycles, and egg donation programs.

Acupuncture can help reduce stress by triggering feelings of general wellbeing. High stress and raised cortisol levels are associated with reduced chances of conceiving.

Studies and Research

Studies  show (Robinson & Stewart 1995) that women going through fertility treatment are far more likely to be anxious and depressed.  Smith et al (2009) states that male partners are found to have increased marital and social stress, decreased overall mental health, increased physical stress and feelings of sexual failure.

A German study in 2002, determined the effect of acupuncture on assisted reproduction therapy (ART) success rates. In the study half of the women received standard IVF and the other half were given treatments before and after embryo transfer. In the acupuncture group 42.5% of patients became pregnant, while in the IVF only group, only 26.3% of patients conceived.

There are continual acupuncture studies being done within fertility and acupuncture centres around the world.

Your acupuncture plan

A tailored plan will be made according to your needs.

The first consultation involves a health and wellbeing assessment. We discuss nutrition, lifestyle, stress factors, and offer health and relaxation advice followed by an Acupuncture Treatment €75

  • We offer before and after embryo transfer procedures, an acupuncture treatment, either on the same day or within 24 hours €100
  • A preliminary Acupuncture and Assessment consultation can be made before the transfer day €75
  • We offer acupuncture 5 to 7 days post transfer, for relaxation €65.


  • 4 Treatments paid together €240   
  • 6 Treatments paid together  €340
Acupuncture treatment times at Sims IVF Dublin
Monday 10am to 5pm
Wednesday 10am to 5pm
Thursday 1pm to 6pm
Friday 10am to 5pm

Book an appointment

Please note fertility acupuncture is currently only available at Sims IVF Dublin. In order to ensure that you will have an acupuncture treatment close to the day/time of your transfer, 48 hours notice is required.

A complementary 10 minute phone enquiry consult is available free of charge

For more details and information about Fertility Acupuncture please visit www.acorn-acupuncture.com.

To book please contact kate@acorn-acupuncture.com or contact Sims IVF Dublin.