Opening February 2018!!

Welcome to Pear Tree Yard Acupuncture

About Us

Caring For Your Health and Wellbeing

Marisa, Marianne and Katy would like to welcome you to our beautiful acupuncture clinic at Pear Tree Yard in Sandiacre. We are members of the British Acupuncture Council and have many years experience and specialise in the treatment of female and male sub-fertility and support patients through assisted reproduction. We also treat women's health, anxiety, stress and depression.  

Natural Healing

We practice Traditional Five Element Acupuncture. It is an elegant, sophisticated system of medicine based on natural laws, supporting the individual through the process of life, maintaining health, preventing illness and supporting one's purpose. 

By helping your body, mind and spirit return to a point of balance and health, physical symptoms can improve or disappear entirely. Our treatments aims to reconnect you with your authentic self, to enable you to find peace and contentment within yourself. 

Acupuncture for Fertility and Assisted Reproduction - Research Evidence

Clinical and experimental studies show that acupuncture can regulate gonadotrophin releasing hormone (GnRH) to induce ovulation, improve uterine blood and benefit patients with infertility resulting from polycystic ovarian syndrome, anxiety, stress and immunological disorders.
Huang ST, Chen AP. Traditional Chinese medicine and infertility. Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol. 2008 Jun;20(3):211-5

A randomised control trial which evaluated the effect of acupuncture and moxa treatment on the semen quality in 19 men with semen abnormalities, such as low concentration, abnormal morphology and/or progressive reduced motility without apparent cause concluded that patients given acupuncture had a significant increase in the percentage of normally-formed sperm compared to a group which received sham acupuncture.
Gurfinkel E et al. Effects of acupuncture and moxa treatment in patients with semen abnormalities. Asian Journal of Andrology 2003; 5: 345-8.

Meet our team

Marisa Belli


Lic Ac, BA Hons, MBAcC

For a free consultation call 

07979 815759 

or email

Marisa has been a fertility practitioner for almost 15 years. She decided to concentrate on fertility during her clinical year as a student at the College of Traditional Acupuncture. After graduating Marisa has been a member of many fertility networks and associations including Zita West. She continues to update her training and has specialised in gynaecology and fertility.

She will be practising on a Tuesday afternoon and evening

Marianne Sterland

Lic Ac, BA Hons, MBAcC, Zita West Affiliate

For a free consultation call 

07902 259 485 

or email

Marianne graduated from the College of Traditional Acupuncture with a first class honours degree. 

Since graduating, Marianne has run her own clinic and worked at The Bridge Centre for Natural Health specializing in fertility. She has trained with the well-renowned fertility Acupuncturist, Zita West, and is currently studying for an Advanced Diploma in Fertilty with Naava Carman.

​She supports patients wanting to conceive naturally, and those receiving assisted conception.

Marianne will be in the clinic on Mondays and Thursdays.

Katy Henry

How to find us

From the A52 at M1 junction 25, exit the island onto Bostock's Lane head towards Sandiacre. At traffic lights turn right onto Derby Rd B5010. Continue into the town centre. At the traffic lights (before the canal) turn left onto Town Street. Pear Tree Yard is accessed through the second gate on your right hand side. Please park in the yard on the left in front of the wall (adjacent to Town St). Our clinic is inside the building which has the large ACI, blue and white sign, the door on the left.


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I have tried a number of treatments for grief and anxiety, which is so draining after many years. I've now been seeing Marianne for 4 months and I feel so much more balanced. I'm sleeping better, the anxiety has gone, I am able to cope with life and I'm feeling more positive.

Marianne is not only a good practitioner; I trust her and can talk to her about anything, which is so important to me also.

H Danby

Jan '18


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