A combined approach to fertility treatment preparation. 

Thank you for downloading the IVF treatment plan protocol. 

IVF treatment plan download

Thanks for reaching out for further information on how acupuncture can support your fertility journey. Here’s your unique link to download a treatment plan protocol, better explaining what we are doing and why in your IVF/IUI/ICSI cycle. Be it donor eggs / sperm / same sex fertility support, this protocol is relevant for each person undertaking fertility treatment.

>> Link to download <<

Ideally, we start treatment based on the lifecycle of the egg – so 120 days pre-your IVF start date as this is how long it takes to mature. However, each patient is unique, which is why we encourage you to reach out for a free initial consultation so we can chat further about your specific picture of health and make our best recommendations regarding possible treatment moving forward.

>> Link to book free initial consultation <<

Acupuncture is a natural adjuct therapy that works alongside fertility treatment, so rest assured it’s not a one or the other approach and there is an abundance of growing research that support the efficacy of this combined approach. For more information, please don’t hesitate to reach out and email me on [email protected].

Kindest Regards,


Clinical Director + Lead Acupuncturist.

The Life + Lemons Way

When considering treatment at our clinic in Sheffield, your experience will be very different to being seen by a western medical practitioner. The aim is not to ‘treat you’, but for you to become a partner in your own health, as we take you on a journey towards a greater understanding of your body and improved wellbeing.

Whether you’re preparing your body for fertility or wanting to transition smoothly through the menopause, Life + Lemons practitioners aim to help you uncover what is happening at the root of the issue and provide you with a whole systems, integrative approach to each treatment plan to help you reconnect with the innate wisdom of your body.

Patient Testimonials

“The benefits were an almost immediate effect which include a better cycle length, much less and now manageable pain and no vomiting which is a huge change for me!

To say I was hooked would be an understatement, the clinic is a beautiful and calming space that is always spotless and the perfect temperature (a win for those perpetually cold!). Kimberley from the first time we met was fantastic, taking time to fully understand my needs and making sure I felt calm, seen and heard. She explained everything she was doing and my experience was super relaxing and enjoyable. “


“ The benefits have not only helped with my pain, but I’m sleeping better, my skin is clearer, my energy levels are higher and I feel so much healthier. I felt relief after just one session and for each week that went by it got better and better. ““I had severe period pain which was impacting my quality of life quite seriously. The benefits of acupuncture were an almost immediate effect which included a better cycle length, much less and now manageable pain”
“ I went with Severe pain from my Menstruation cycle & Tension anxiety. I felt so much better after my first session, I slept better and felt less anxious, I even had more energy. I had 8 sessions within 4 weeks and my symptoms had improved. I felt more like me again”.

PCOS , Endometriosis, Irregular Cycles & Hormones.

Gyneacological and menstrual disorders, anovulation and “unexplained” sub-fertility are all conditions often addressed with herbal medicine.

Natural Support for IVF, IUI & Hormone Medication

If you are trying to conceive then herbal medicine has been proven to act as a useful adjunct therapy to your pre-conception care plan.

Your mental-emotional health, sleep + stress. 
Herbal Medicine has been found to be effective for sleep,  psycho-emotional disorders and symptoms related to stress.

About your practitioner

Kimberley Shepherd is a registered TCM (Traditional Chinese Medical) Acupuncturist, passionate about helping women reclaim their feminine edge. After graduating with a First Class Honors in York, she has undertaken specialist training in the area of natural conception, IVF support, menopause + pelvic pain (endometriosis/dysmenorrhea).

It is her passion to help women uncover their unrelinquishing potential by helping build a foundation of strength, wholeness and balance in hormonal health.

Through her study and clinical experience, she has now developed a protocol to work with women through their IVF cycle. This however begins 3 months before, at the conception of your follicles. We work together over this 3 months to ensure the growth and health of these follicles, preparing your body and optimising your health prior to starting IVF.


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