Empowering Your Reproductive Journey

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Why Choose
Thomson Chinese Medicine?

More than 15 years of experience in supporting couples with fertility issues

Fertility programme tailored for both
male and female patients

Natural, safe and non-invasive treatment modalities to boost fertility

Team of bilingual and dedicated TCM
physicians to help couples achieve their
fertility goals

East meets West approach in which our physicians ensure TCM and Western therapies work in tandem for holistic care

Affecting Fertility

How Can
TCM Boost Fertility?

How TCM can boost women’s fertility:

Harmonises body and mind

  • Supports vital energy
  • Supports immune system
  • Relaxes the mind

Improves Circulation

  • Regulates menses
  • Nourishes the uterus
  • Supports healthy ovarian function

Balances Hormones

  • Improves egg quality
  • Thickens endometrial lining
  • Supports embryo implantation

How TCM can boost men’s fertility:

Improves sperm health

  • Count
  • Motility
  • Morphology

Improves sexual performance

  • Ejaculatory dysfunction
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Libido

Improves body constitution

  • Clears damp heat
  • Boosts Kidney essence
  • Moves Qi energy

What to Expect
at Your Consultation?

Schedule a
consultation below

Expect a 30–45-minute
consultation with a
TCM physician

Share medical history,
lifestyle & diet

TCM physician will conduct
a pulse & tongue diagnosis

Treatment plans (of either
acupuncture or/and
Chinese medicine)
will be proposed

Our Treatment Modalities


Acupuncture is an ancient practice that helps in promoting natural conception and boosting fertility in women. It involves the insertion of fine needles into specific points on the body (acupoints) to help alleviate pain, unblock chi or life energy, and increase blood flow to the organs, thereby restoring balance to the body.

Chinese Herbal Medicine

Herbs used in TCM balance out any disharmonies in the body by removing excessive toxins and treating deficiencies. These medications often come in the form of tea or food supplements which are paired with acupuncture to promote natural conception.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our fertility programme is suitable for couples who are looking for safe and non-invasive treatment modalities and those who are currently undergoing their IVF/IUI treatments. Acupuncture helps to increase blood flow to the uterus and ovaries, working hand in hand with IVF or IUI to boost the success rate.

How long do I need to be on a TCM Fertility Programme?

One treatment cycle under our TCM Fertility Programme typically takes three months and more. Your physician will assess your condition during each visit and tailor the treatment plan to enhance your chances of conception.

Can TCM help you get pregnant?

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has over 2,000 years of history as a natural, alternative treatment to improve the chances of conceiving. It can help to increase fertility by balancing hormones, reducing stress, and improving blood flow to the reproductive organs.

What does acupuncture do for infertility?

Acupuncture is a holistic approach to boosting fertility without the use of invasive medical procedures or prescription drugs. It involves the insertion of fine needles into specific points on the body to optimise the 3 main organs related to fertility – Kidney, Liver and Spleen.

If you are undergoing IUI or IVF, acupuncture increases the success rate by increasing blood flow to the ovaries during the stimulation phase. It also relaxes and reduces uterine spasms after an embryo transfer, supporting embryo implantation. At the same time, acupuncture also addresses the side effects of fertility drugs and calms anxiety.

How successful is acupuncture for fertility?

Research has demonstrated the effectiveness of acupuncture in conjunction with IVF where the pregnancy rate is higher for those who did regular acupuncture. More and more reproductive specialists are open to having their patients going for acupuncture treatments in conjunction with Western treatments to optimise the success rate of pregnancy.

When should you get acupuncture for fertility if you are currently undergoing IVF/IUI treatment?

The recommended time to start acupuncture treatments is at least three months before trying to conceive at a frequency of minimum once a week. Acupuncture can be done before, during and after IUI/IVF treatments.

How does acupuncture help to increase the success rate of your IVF/IUI treatment?

Before IVF/IUI treatment, acupuncture helps to relax the uterus and primes the body to ensure optimal condition during the treatment.

During IVF/IUI treatment, acupuncture strengthens the Spleen and Kidney to enhance response to the Follicle Stimulating Hormones (FSH). It also provides support to the Liver in improving blood flow to the ovaries and uterus, thereby thickening the endometrial lining while improving the quality of follicles.

After the IUI cycle or IVF embryo transfer, acupuncture not only reduces stress but also improves blood circulation to the uterus to maintain implantation and nourishment of embryos for a healthy and successful pregnancy.

Can I come for acupuncture if my IVF doctor is not from Thomson Fertility Centre?

Yes, you can. We have been supporting patients from both private and restructured hospitals with our TCM fertility services since 2009, complementing IVF and IUI with our Acupuncture for Assisted Reproductive Technology (AART) treatments. Our TCM centres are located conveniently near various fertility service centres so you can drop by easily for your AART appointments.

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