Acupuncture for Infertility

Rooted in Taoism, the Five-Element Acupuncture System is over 3000 years old yet in many ways, is more applicable today than ever before

What is Acupuncture?

acupunctureAccording to traditional Chinese philosophy, our health depends on the state of the body’s vital energy, or Qi. A smooth and balanced flow is associated with a healthy body, while a disrupted, obstructed or deficient flow manifests in illness. The aim is to treat the person and their constitution, as well as their condition, by restoring balance in their vital energy or Qi.

Within the framework of the Five-Element system, physical findings as well as the person’s history enable the practitioner to organise a diagnosis. This helps identify the element, organ or bodily function that under internal or external stress, becomes imbalanced and initiates a state of disease.

The insertion of ultra fine needles into specific points along the body’s energy pathways can stimulate the human body’s natural healing response, release pain-killing endorphins and improve functioning of the hormonal system.

Modern studies have revealed that acupuncture can raise the level of specific hormones, prostaglandin, T-cell counts, gamma globulin, opsonins and overall anti-body levels.

Women’s Health

Carole has experience in using acupuncture for hormonal imbalances and during pregnancy. More specifically treatment can be useful for:


Anxiety Depression Painful Periods Irritability
Irregular Periods Bloating Heavy Periods Cravings
Breast Tenderness Headaches

Conception and Fertility

Unexplained infertility Secondary infertility
Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) Endometriosis and Fibroids

Pregnancy and postnatal care

Morning Sickness Constipation High Blood Pressure Induction
Breech Presentation Anxiety Post-Natal Depression Insomnia
Backache Oedema Tiredness Sciatica

Diagnosis and Treatment

You will be asked about your current symptoms and any treatment you have received so far, your medical history, diet, digestive system, sleeping patterns and emotional state. This information, along with pulse diagnosis, will allow your practitioner to fully assess your general state of health in order to identify your underlying pattern of disharmony. This full diagnosis will allow your acupuncturist to tailor a treatment suited to your individual needs.

Initial consultations take 1½ hour and follow ups take 45 minutes. The frequency of treatment varies depending on the severity of the imbalance, for how long the condition has been present, and whether or not anything in the person’s lifestyle is interfering with the progress of healing.

Initially, most people will need to get weekly treatment before improvement can be maintained, and then treatments will gradually be spaced out.

Book your consultation

Call us on 952 883 151 or email us [email protected]

Carole Duménil Lic. Ac., OMBAcC, Soc. SAC


Carole trained at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading (UK) and went on to complete a one-year apprenticeship in Classical Five-Element Acupuncture.

She worked in private practice in London for 6 years, including 4 years working at the Kite Clinic, which specialises in the use of acupuncture for fertility and hormonal problems. She has a special interest in the use of acupuncture for women’s health and stress related conditions, including tiredness, insomnia, depression, headaches or IBS.

She is a fully insured practitioner, an Overseas insured Member of the British Acupuncture Council (OMBAcC), and member of the Societat d’Acupuntores de Catalunuya (SAC) as well as a qualified Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncturist.

Treatment is available in English, Spanish or French.