Award-winning, highest-rated clinic in Huntingdon

IVF and Fertility Acupuncture in Huntingdon

The fertility acupuncture team led by Irina Szmelskyj, an award-winning Fertility Acupuncturist, internationally renowned expert, lecturer and co-author of the best-selling textbook on acupuncture for fertility and IVF.


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Our Comprehensive IVF and Fertility Acupuncture Treatment

Discover our highest-quality comprehensive fertility and IVF acupuncture treatments, led by Irina Szmelskyj, an award-winning acupuncturist with over 20 years of experience. As an international expert who has taught in the UK and abroad for over a decade, Irina has trained numerous fertility acupuncturists and co-authored a best-selling textbook on fertility acupuncture and IVF. Trust our unparalleled expertise to support and guide you through your fertility journey. As part of our comprehensive fertility acupuncture approach, you will receive personalised care tailored to your unique needs, that may include the following:


Natural conception review

If you are trying to conceive naturally, we will review your approaches, including:

  • Frequency and timing of intercourse;
  • Your fertile window;
  • The best methods of ovulation monitoring;
  • How to keep intercourse enjoyable

Our lead Fertility Acupuncturist, Irina Szmelskyj, lectures nationally and internationally on the subject of infertility, so the advice given will be up-to-date and backed by science. 


Fertility tests and investigations review

If you haven’t had any infertility investigations, we will advise you on what medical tests you may benefit from and how to arrange to have them done.

If you’ve already had some tests, we will review your results. It is not unusual for us to pick up on something that’s been previously overlooked.

Our Fertility Acupuncturist, Irina Szmelskyj, has been teaching advanced interpretation of infertility tests nationally and internationally to acupuncturists as well as doctors and consultants. So, she has detailed technical knowledge of all infertility tests and investigations and will talk you through them, something our patients find really helpful.


IVF and other treatments audit

If you’ve already had IVF or similar treatments, we will review how your treatment(s) went to see if there are any aspects that can be improved upon in the future. The areas we usually look into include:

  • If the number and the quality of eggs was optimised;
  • If the uterine lining (the endometrium) developed as well as it should;
  • If the fertilisation rate was correct and, if not, if there are any additional issues that need to be addressed, e.g. sperm issues;
  • Any luteal phase (the “two-week wait”) complications;
  • The appropriateness of any “IVF add-on’s”.


If we find anything that was not optimally managed, we will recommend how to address these in the future.

If you’ve never had any reproductive treatments, we will assess if any assisted reproductive treatments are likely to benefit you and, if so, we will recommend which treatments and which clinics are likely to produce the best result for you.

As part of this review, we are always thinking about how you can give yourself the highest chance of success while keeping the cost of assisted reproductive treatment down. So, it’s not unusual for us to recommend steps that will actually save you money, sometimes thousands! So, acupuncture treatment with us can pay for itself.


Assessment of barriers to conception

Everyone knows that preparation is the key to successful conception, but understanding what actually improves fertility can be confusing. As a result, many patients, when they first visit us, try to do “everything”. This approach can become expensive, increase already high stress levels, and, in some cases, may inadvertently decrease fertility.

We review all the major factors that research shows can affect conception. These include evidence-based dietary approaches, supplement usage, weight management, exercise levels, stress and anxiety management, alcohol consumption, and more.

Importantly, we won’t give you a long list of expensive supplements to take or complicated diets to follow. Instead, we’ll recommend small, easy-to-implement changes proven by research to have a positive impact on your fertility.


Review of previous pregnancies

If you or your partner have previously been pregnant, certain aspects of those pregnancies may provide clues as to why you are currently experiencing fertility difficulties. We will consider these as part of your comprehensive assessment.


Family history assessment

We will look into your reproductive and obstetric family history as some fertility related medical conditions can be passed on.



Acupuncture treatment is holistic, so we look at every system in your body to see if everything is working as well as it should. It’s not unusual for a patient to be “fit and healthy” from a conventional medical point of view only to have several syndromes (as they are referred to in acupuncture) that need to be treated by acupuncture.

We will also review your case for evidence of any possible underlying medical conditions that can reduce fertility. If appropriate, we will refer you for further investigations to rule them in or out.


Fertility acupuncture treatment plan

Following a thorough review of your medical and fertility history, we will formulate a fertility acupuncture treatment plan.

Your plan may also include easy-to-implement steps to reduce or eliminate modifiable barriers to conception, a referral for additional tests, and recommendations regarding assisted reproductive treatments.


ongoing support

The fertility journey is challenging, with many ups and downs. This is why we offer unlimited email support as part of our fertility acupuncture service. Whether it’s a test result you do not understand or something you read on a patients’ forum that claims to improve fertility dramatically, send us an email. We will be more than happy to provide our honest advice. We are here to help guide you through every step of your journey. 

Our Fertility Acupuncturists

Irina Szmelskyj Principal Acupuncturist

Irina Szmelskyj


Principal Fertility Acupuncturist

  • 20 years experience

  • National award-winning acupuncturist

  • Registered with The British Acupuncture Council

  • Speaker, lecturer, author and researcher

  • Specialising in fertility, IVF and miscarriage prevention

  • Co-author of international best-selling textbook on acupuncture and fertility and IVF

Philip-Rose-Neil Registered Acupuncturist

Philip Rose-Neil 

BA(Hons), Lic.Ac, MBAcC

Associate Fertility Acupuncturist

  • Over 10 years of experience

  • Registered with The British Acupuncture Council

  • International speaker and presenter

  • Former Chairman of The British Acupuncture Council

  • The British Acupuncture Council’s Regional Group Co-ordinator in the Northampton area
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World-leading expertise in IVF and fertility acupuncture

Our acupuncturist, Irina Szmelskyj, is a co-author of a leading textbook on acupuncture treatment of fertility and IVF published by a major international medical publisher.

The book ‘Acupuncture for IVF and Assisted Reproduction’ (ISBN 978-0702050107) reached No1 best-seller ranking in the UK, the USA, Canada, Australia, France, Germany, India.

What our fertility acupuncture patients say

Saffron Walden, Essex
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"I have just had my first meeting with Irina to discuss acupuncture as I am having IVF. I left the meeting feeling more positive about my IVF journey than I have done in months. Not only did she explain how acupuncture can help, she also has really good knowledge of the IVF process and how different drug protocols can help depending on your need for fertility treatment. I think I have found a gem - thank you Irina!"
Ely, Cambridgeshire
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"Irina is exceptional in her knowledge about acupuncture and fertility. She is friendly and professional and goes beyond the call of duty to support her patients, offering genuine care and much-valued advice as well as treatment. I would highly recommend her."
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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"I can’t speak highly enough of Irina. She made me feel like I was her only patient. Her expertise in fertility made me completely confident that I was in good hands and she answered every question with detailed, evidence-based knowledge. Irina gave me hope and positivity when I felt I had none and she filled with me confidence that this pregnancy would be different. Irina is professional, sympathetic, and thoughtful. I just wished I had found her seven years ago."
Duxford, Cambridgeshire
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"The passion of Irina about her job and fertility is just incredible. No doubt that her care, her responsibility and knowledge make her one of the best acupuncture practitioner for this topic. I drive 1.5h (45minx2) to go to her sessions and I will certainly keep doing it! I highly recommend her."
St Neots
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"I came away feeling fully informed, very relaxed and positive following on from my first consultation /acupuncture treatment. Irina is very professional, friendly and makes you feel that you are in the very best hands. The acupuncture was completely pain free and the heat treatment very soothing. I am particularly grateful for all of the advice that Irina gives me, she takes into account the whole picture of your presenting complaint. I like her honest approach and realistic expectation to each individual case. I would not hesitate to recommend Irina (True Health Clinics)."
Sandy, Bedfordshire
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"Irina was fantastic. She was so informative and I came away feeling very positive about trying to conceive. I have seen various doctors and consultants, but none have been as informative as Irena! She made me feel at ease and the whole process was not as daunting as I thought. I would highly recommend this clinic to anyone!"
Milton Keynes
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"Irina is always personable and professional.I travel for an hour for my appointments and she is worth it by far the best Acupuncturist I have ever had."
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"Irina is so knowledgeable, she was more informative than my fertility doctor. She has a calming effect."

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