Acupuncture for good health and fertility

For appointments, call:  0131 629 1529 or  email me on

This site offers information on my work as a qualified, BAcC (British Acupuncture Council)  acupuncturist with 16 years experience working in Edinburgh. I have included case studies to illustrate how I work, how acupuncture works and how it could help you.

You should find acupuncture to be a calming and relaxing experience and one that you look forward to.  Many people come to their first appointment apprehensive about dealing with needles but all of them leave feeling reassured and relaxed.  I will talk you through the whole process and you can stop me and ask questions any time you like. 


Some gentle abdominal acupuncture.

Some gentle abdominal acupuncture.

I am a Director of the Albany Street Clinic - a complimentary health clinic based in Edinburgh's New Town where I work with other experienced and well-qualified practitioners.  I also am a Director of The Natural Fertility Centre assisting in natural conception and working alongside the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary and the GCRM (Glasgow Centre for Reproductive Medicine) for couples undergoing IVF.  I am a member of the British Acupuncture Council which is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority and a Senior Associate of the Royal Society of Medicine.  If you are looking for facial acupuncture, I qualified in this 5 years ago and it is an interesting and enjoyable aspect to my practice.  Most facial patients find they leave the clinic with a healthy glow, a feeling of being refreshed and, over time, a reduction in signs of ageing or fatigue.  Here's a short article on facial acupuncture and how it works.

Click on the links above for information on general acupuncture (e.g anxiety, insomnia, back pain, sports injuries) or for  fertility acupuncture (for unexplained infertility, Endometriosis, PCOS, menstrual irregularities, Male Factor issues, unexplained infertility and anxiety).  

I also offer specific IVF acupuncture which supports the work of the different IVF drugs and helps to reduce side-effects.  There are various package options to make things easier for you, such as the IVF Package which give you 6 treatments (the average to see you through IVF)  for the price of 5.  I also offer IVF information sessions where you can, individually or as a couple, find out more about the clinic options in the UK and abroad for IVF, egg donation and sperm donation.

If you have any specific or detailed questions you can contact me at

To book an appointment either call the Albany Street Clinic on 0131 6291529 or email me.  Charges for late cancellations (less than 24 hours) apply - I am flexible and fair but I do ask for a good reason for your not turning up to an appointment.  It means other people might not get the time slot they need.

Latest Testimonials:

Thank you so much for all your care and support before and during pregnancy, what you do is fantastic and certainly helped us with a beautiful addition to our family.
Thank you again - I can’t tell you how much of a boost it was meeting with you - it was the first time in 2 years I felt listened to and understood. You’re a wonder.
Rachael is simply the best there is, achieving tangible results that make a real difference in peoples lives. Her knowledge, skill and dexterity are visible at each appointment and her warm, personable approach help you to relax.
I felt listened to and acknowledged, which gave me a greater sense of control and power around my condition. I felt like I was being managed holistically and positively. Rachael’s approach is friendly and discursive, so i felt part of the process. Rachael has an active interest in getting to the bottom of things and I always felt in safe, capable hands.