Quintus Farrell

Quintus Farrell has been practising acupuncture since 1996. He studied at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading, Berkshire, learning both Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and 5 Element acupuncture. The style of acupuncture he practises is holistic and based on you as a person and tailored to you and your body. There are times too when certain treatment protocols are used which have been shown to help with some fertility issues.

Quintus, spent time in China in the city of Hangzhou at the Zhejiang College of Chinese Medicine studying Acupuncture and related subjects. Practising in London, Hawick and Peebles over the last 16 years Quintus has focused his practice in Edinburgh and at Napiers since 1999. He has also has worked for voluntary groups as an acupuncturist, including LGBT and Body Positive. Quintus has worked in every area of application for acupuncture and has always taken a keen interest in fertility issues and reproductive health, including both female and male infertility issues. 


Information and Research

There are many areas where acupuncture has been used effectively and if you look at the World Health Organisation  website, the British Acupuncture Council website or the NICE websiteyou can see the current research.

You can find research fact sheets on the following at the BAcC website

  • Endometriosis
  • Female fertility
  • Infertility ART
  • Male infertility
  • Menopausal Symptoms
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Pre-menstrual syndrome

As well as these areas, research has been carried out on conditons such as anxiety, stress, back pain all of which can relate to fertility. Treatment methods have been established for working with assisted fertility and IVF

Many people come to acupuncture for help with specific symptoms or to relieve specific pains like osteoarthritis of the knee for example. Some use acupuncture because they feel generally unwell but have no obvious diagnosis. Others choose acupuncture simply to enhance their feeling of wellbeing. Click here to see the latest research in acupuncture. 

Acupuncture is considered suitable for all ages including babies and children. It can be used effectively alongside conventional medicine.

Approach to treatment

If you have not had acupuncture before then it is natural to feel slightly apprehensive but many people say that they find the sensation quite pleasant. Some say that they experience a dullness or tingling around the site of the needle but soon this settles down and a state of deep relaxation can be achieved. 

In your first meeting Quintus will ask you a range of questions to assess your health picture and to design a treatment plan specific to you. This first session is also important for you both to establish a good working relationship.

Quintus uses sterile needles that are used only for the session and discarded afterwards. When a needle is inserted you may feel it; the sensation is often like a tugging feeling or a dull ache.


As with any aspect of health you may want to discuss your treatment with Quintus before commencing a series of sessions. Quintus will talk through any concerns you may have about acupuncture and fertility at your initial session, or if you prefer you can ask for Quintus to telephone you.