Our neuroscience based programme has more than double the success rate of IVF - 67% vs 31% 

  • It's less expensive than IVF - £4400 instead of £5000+

  • It's 100% natural and has no nasty side effects

  • ... And your fee is refunded if you're not successful

In order to qualify for this programme you must be under 40 and have unexplained infertility (this is where all the medical tests come back completely normal).

If that's you, just email our assistant Amy at chloe@consciousacupuncture.co.uk

or call 020 7118 0920

Amy will email you a pre-consultation questionnaire, before booking you in for a free consultation to see if our "Pregnant in Six Months" Programme is right for you.

- Get £700 off when you book your 5 week trial before October 20th 2016


Pregnant in Six Months 2016 - now open to some couples who were previously not eligible. Click here for more details.



"I feel like I should ask for my money back. I only asked for one. I am now Super fertile and have baby number 2 on the way!"
- Katie Lancashire

In the video below, our patient Katie talks about how acupuncture helped her to have a family.


My name is Michael Arnold. I have 15 years experience in Five Element Acupuncture. I also hold a degree in Neuroscience.

I've put together a unique programme for couples with unexplained infertility. 67% of my patients fall pregnant within 6 months. If you don't fall pregnant within 6 months you can claim a full refund.

How it all began

A few years ago I was at a consultation day with a friend and mentor of mine. These are amazing days where patients travel from around the UK to get help. I clearly remember how three women in a row told their story of struggling to conceive a child.

What struck me was how all three had been led to believe that IVF was going to be the answer to their problems. They had all had multiple IVF attempts (in one case 4 rounds) and all had come out with nothing to show. But it was worse than that. Not only did they have nothing to show (except a very large bill) but they were all left traumatised by the experience. None of them had expected the physical and emotional exhaustion and turmoil that follows one, never mind three or four rounds of IVF.

This experience really brought home a few things to me:

  1. Thousands of couples are rushed into expensive IVF treatments only to come out with nothing except upset and exhaustion.
  2. Most people aren't aware that there are evidence based, natural alternatives that can be just as effective if not more so.
  3. These therapies make you feel better, not worse! There is also evidence that they increase your chances of IVF working, should this prove necessary.
  4. There must be a way to get this message out there!

I couldn't think of a more powerful way to get this message out than:

"If this doesn't work for, you won't pay a penny"

So that's what we did.

And this is where things all started with Pregnant in Six Months.

You get to try out a course of treatment for five weeks before committing to the six month programme. 

The  five week trial costs £525. You can even claim this back if you're not feeling more at peace and more alive after 5 weeks and you don't wish to continue onto the full programme. 

In order to qualify for a refund you must follow simple lifestyle recommendations such as drinking plenty of water, eating breakfast and getting a moderate amount of exercise. You must also have the first five sessions within a six week period.


This is because our statistics show that the people who commit to at least six months of treatment are the ones who get the best results. 


As well as 15 years experience in Five Element Acupuncture I hold a degree in Neuroscience. I have found that there is one area that is consistently overlooked by other fertility professionals. Namely, how your brain sends “pregnancy lockdown” signals to your body and how it will continue to do so unless you address this problem.

During periods of physical or mental stress, a chemical in the brain called cortisol is released. Increased cortisol levels has been shown to inhibit the burst of follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), which triggers ovulation. This means that if you are stressed for an extended period of time you may not ovulate every month.

Overproduction of Cortisol due to stress can also leads to increased levels of estrogen. Elevated estrogen is a major cause of symptoms such as Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), Endometriosis and recurrent miscarriage. 

Cortisol also inhibits Testosterone. In men it is testosterone that stimulates the production of healthy sperm. So reduced testosterone can have huge consequences on sperm count and quality. 

To summarise: release of the stress hormone cortisol, upsets the balance of your fertility hormones and can dramatically reduce your fertility. 

“Several months of trying to conceive passed but no joy…. frustration set in, stress levels rose. I was finding it difficult to cope.”

Does this sound familiar? Many doctors will acknowledge the effects of stress on fertility but they don’t have any answers for it. They’ll most likely say something like “Just go home and relax” 

The link between increased stress and reduced fertility has been established scientifically, as this article shows:


However how do we use this information to help boost fertility? Its all very well saying you need to relax but if it were that easy you probably wouldn't be reading this right now. 

This article shows how acupuncture actually changes the behaviour of your stress hormones:


If you'd like to find out if stress is affecting your fertility you can take this short quiz.





“I was able to enjoy my life through an entirely new perspective.  One really important thing I managed to do was to SLOW DOWN in all aspects of my life, and just let go. My sisters noticed a massive change in my personality and were very pleased for me. I consider myself very lucky to have conceived after 3 months of acupuncture treatment,”

- Amrit Kaur, personal trainer - www.amrittandt.co.uk

Pregnant in Six Months Programme Details:


Our first session with you lasts two hours. We take a detailed medical and personal history in order to get the full picture we need to give you the best treatment possible. Most medical assessments miss out on major factors that affect fertility, including emotional and physical stressors, diet, exercise and spiritual wellbeing. We then put together a plan based on what you need as an individual. There is no one size fits all solution. In this session you will also have your first treatment with Five Element Acupuncture.

The aim of Five Element Acupuncture is to find the "Causative factor". This is the root cause of any imbalance in your system. It is the weak area, or "Achilles heal". Once we identify and treat this area, this is best treatment we can do in this system of medicine. You can only be as strong as the weakest link in the chain.

Acupuncture treatment is either with myself or with my partners Gabriella Doran or David Bennett.

Gabriella has 15 years experience in Five element acupuncture and is a Member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC).

She is also a teacher of Five Element Acupuncture at FEAT (Five Element Acupuncture Training). She was previously head of Second Year studies and Member of Faculty at LIFEA (London Institute of Five Element Acupuncture).

She has been a Board Member of the Worsley Institute the home of the Worsley Five-Element Acupuncture tradition developed by Professor J.R. Worsley and continued by his designated successor, Judy Becker Worsley.

Gabriella is a Tai Chi Practitioner and Teacher proficient in the Cheng Man Ching 37-posture Yang Short Form and Sword Form and teaches both forms, one to one.


David Bennett has 20 years experience and has carried out 23,000 Individual Treatments.

David originally qualified from Imperial College, London with a degree in Applied Biology and went onto complete the first year of a PhD there before deciding his future lay outside of western academic research. 

He subsequently qualified with a Licentiate in Acupuncture in 1996 from the College of Traditional Acupuncture (CTA), Leamington Spa and his strong scientific background has been invaluable over many years in developing a rigorous, reflective and evolving practice.

David is a senior member of the advanced practitioner study group Wider Horizons mentored by Niki Bilton, Canada. He spent many valuable years interning with the founder of CTA, JR Worsley before his death and was an early faculty member of the School of Five Element Acupuncture (SOFEA), London. Before relocating to Brighton in 2000 David worked for 3 years on the first ever NHS acupuncture contract at Kings College Hospital, London. He has also previously run ShuHaRi, a mentoring group for junior acupuncture practitioners, led a successful men’s group in Brighton and is a qualified Life Coach.



During this phase the Five Element Acupuncture treatment starts to take effect. Most people start to notice changes such as a greater sense of peace and aliveness. Others say that situations that used to cause stress just don't impact them in the same way any more. Others experience changes such as a more regular menstrual cycle or less pain or emotional disturbance associated with their menstrual cycle.

We also recommend you to see our nutritionist and fertility expert Yvonne Bishop-Weston. Yvonne uses cutting edge biochemical tests to find out what exact nutrients are missing from your body. Yvonne has written several books on nutrition and appears frequently on TV for her expertise in fertility nutrition.



During this phase we continue to help you create optimum health, optimum fertility and increased vitality using Five Element Acupuncture and ongoing nutritional guidance. We also teach you powerful mindfulness techniques and spiritual practices that help you to become aware of negative thought patterns that influence your health and happiness.

Many people are plagued with feelings that they aren't doing enough or that they're not good enough. 

"Have I left it too late to start a family?"

"Am I doing everything I can to improve my fertility? Maybe I shouldn't have had that glass of wine. Maybe I just need to be more focused."

If we start to believe in these thoughts, they can take over our life. Every little action is evaluated as to whether it will increase or decrease your fertility. These thoughts can dominate your reality and create a lot of stress and unhappiness. Ironically this stress actually reduces your fertility.

One mindfulness technique we teach you can instantly create a feeling of space between you and your thoughts. You start to recognise that these are just thoughts. You don't have to believe everything they say. This is the beginning of true freedom.



At this stage many people notice feeling very different in themselves. The regular acupuncture, nutritional guidance and mindfulness techniques start to pay off with noticeable differences in your experience of life.

"Discovering five element acupuncture and especially working with Michael has had the most beneficial effect on my life. I feel centred, grounded and ready to take on anything that comes my way." - Mark Colin

At this stage you may well have fallen pregnant. If this is the case we continue to support you to ensure your pregnancy goes as smoothly as possible. Five element Acupuncture can help to reduce morning sickness, fatigue and back pain, that are commonly associated with pregnancy. Research also shows that a relaxed and healthy mum means a happier and healthier baby.



"When I first visited you we had been trying to start a family for a few years with a number of early pregnancy losses. I came to the clinic as a last resort so we could feel that we had done everything we could before moving on (we had decided that we weren't interested in IVF). I was very sceptical that it would work. Within a week of starting acupuncture I felt much more energetic, motivated and on an even keel emotionally. A few weeks later and I found out I was pregnant. I continued with acupuncture throughout my pregnancy and had a very easy pregnancy, and a normal birth. We had a healthy baby boy.
Over the next three or so years we tried to add to our family, however we lost more babies early. We happened to be back in London for a few months and so I got in touch with Michael. "No pressure", I said, "but we'd love to have another baby. You've got five months!" Again I became pregnant within a matter of weeks and had another completely straightforward pregnancy. We now have two gorgeous healthy boys who are flourishing. We are so grateful to Michael for his help and expertise in enabling us to complete our family. Words really can't express how thankful we are and we feel that having these boys is nothing short of miraculous.”
- Pam Aldersley


12 monthly payments of £405

This is refunded in full if you don't fall pregnant and carry the baby to full term.

Notes: 1) There is an additional cost of £600 - £1000 for treatment at our central London location.
           2) This programme is on available if you have unexplained infertility and you are under 40.

Get £700 off when you book your 5 week trial before October 20th 2016

67% of our patients with unexplained infertility fall pregnant within 6 months.

If you don't have unexplained infertility or you're over 40, we do have other treatment options. I recently helped one woman to have her first child at age 39 and her second at age 43. There are more factors at play here but we do often see results.

If you think you'd like to take up this opportunity, the first step is to come for a free consultation so we can decide if you're suitable and you can decide if it's right for you.

To book your free consultation just email our assistant Chloe at:


or call 0207 118 0920.

I look forward to meeting you.

Best wishes,

Michael Arnold

In the article below another of our patients (Amrit) talks about her struggle to conceive and how she finally became a mum.