While we see patients who are undergoing IVF treatments throughout the year, there always tends to be a particular concentration of patients looking to use acupuncture as a complementary treatment to the protocols they are undertaking with their fertility clinics in the autumn. Patients undergoing fertility treatments along with their partners are under incredible stress at this time of their lives. Apart from treatments specifically designed to try and boost their fertility chances, we are always trying to get patients reduce their stress loads by making adjustments to their lifestyles and workloads so that they are healthy and relaxed in every way possible going into their IVF protocols. For patients going through an IVF procedure for the first time, all the injections, medications, appointments, stressing over reports on womb linings, egg numbers and embryo health can be particularly difficult, never mind the two week wait after implantation to know if it has all worked out! Taking the time before embarking on expensive and stressful IVF treatment to look at general health and lifestyle balance is highly recommended to improve a couples chance of success.