Fertility and IVF Acupuncture

CAM Therapies (Impington, Cambridge)

Irina Szmelskyj DipAc, MSc, MBAcC, MBAA, BAFMOR, FRSPH
Award-winning Fertility and IVF Acupuncturist

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Irina Szmelskyj,
Award-Winning Fertility and IVF Acupuncturist


  • National-Award Winning Acupuncturist
  • Registered with the British Acupuncture Council
  • Registered with the British Medical Acupuncture Society
  • 17 Years' Experience
  • Specialising in acupuncture management of infertility and IVF patients and miscarriage prevention
  • International conferences speaker on the subject of acupuncture for fertility, IVF and pregnancy support
  • Fertility and IVF Acupuncture Lecturer at under and post-graduate level
  • Co-author of the International Best-Selling Textbook on the management of fertility and IVF patients 'Acupuncture for IVF and Assisted Reproduction', ISBN 978-0702050107
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Irina Szmelskyj DipAc, MSc, MBAcC, MBAA, BAFMOR, FRSPH
National Award-Winning Fertility and IVF Acupuncturist in Cambridge, UK

17 years of making families

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World-leading expert in acupuncture treatment of fertility and IVF patients

Our fertility acupuncturist, Irina Szmelskyj, is a co-author of a leading textbook on acupuncture treatment of fertility and IVF patients. The book 'Acupuncture for IVF and Assisted Reproduction' (ISBN 978-0702050107) co-authored by Irina Szmelskyj and Lianne Aquilina and edited by Alan Szmelskyj reached No1 best-seller ranking in the UK, the USA, Canada, Australia, France, Germany, India.

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The book includes sections on:

  • Causes of infertility; prevalence of infertility
  • Fertility and IVF medical tests
  • The fundamentals of IVF, including ICSI / IMSI, who should have IVF and when IVF is not necessary
  • How to boost fertility and IVF success, including fertility / IVF diet, exercise for fertility / IVF, how stress affects fertility / IVF, etc.
  • Management of conditions detrimental to fertility and IVF, including, blocked tubes, ovulatory diseases, PCO and PCOS, thyroid disease, endometriosis, unexplained infertility, secondary infertility, male factor infertility, irregular menstrual cycles, etc.
  • Acupuncture during commonly performed assisted reproductive techniques, including IVF, Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET), IUI, ovulation induction, egg donation, sperm donation, etc.
  • Acupuncture management of clinical issues arising during IVF such as: poor follicular growth, low number of eggs, poor egg quality, thin endometrial (uterine) lining, low sperm count, low fertilisation rate, poor embryo development, painful embryo transfer, etc.
  • Acupuncture and IVF complications such as Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS)
  • Acupuncture for complex fertility and IVF cases, e.g. IVF repeated implantation failure, recurrent miscarriages and pregnancy loss, fertility and IVF immunology including natural killer cells, etc.
  • Appendices include Fertility Basal Body Temperature (BBT) charting, commonly used IVF pharmacological drugs and their effect, fertility and IVF lifestyle factsheets. 

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CAM Therapies
74 Cambridge Road
CB24 9NU
Email: info@cam-therapies.co.uk
Phone: 01223510611


We are based in Impington, Cambridge, just 1 minute away from the A14 Histon junction 32 (Cambridge side of Impington). We see patients from Cambridge and the surrounding areas in Cambridgeshire and neighbouring counties.