I had 6 pregnancies. Four of these were miscarriages.
“I highly recommend fertility acupuncture at Dr Vitalis because of the noticeable benefits I saw, including two successful pregnancies.”

A few years ago, when trying for our first baby, we experienced two miscarriages.

Consequently, we visited a fertility clinic for some diagnostic tests. I was diagnosed with PCOS. This explained the history of my long and irregular monthly cycles. Otherwise, they found nothing else abnormal from the fertility perspective.

After some research about the benefits of fertility acupuncture, I found Dr Vitalis practice. The extensive qualifications and the fact they have been doing this for decades gave me confidence they were a good choice.

After a few months of regular treatments my reproductive cycle settled into a regular rhythm. Before I started acupuncture, my menstrual flow was really light, and it used to last 7 days.

After starting this treatment, I did observe changes. The flow became healthier – more abundant, bright red and lasted for five days. Soon after these changes I became pregnant with our son and carried him full term.

We were trying for a second baby last year. And we experienced another two miscarriages.

Because in total, I’ve been through four miscarriages, me and my husband feared something must be very wrong. Another round of diagnostic testing at another IVF clinic. This time all tests were normal.  The specialist thought poor egg quality could be causing our miscarriages, because I am now 40 years old.

At this point, I was seeing a local acupuncturist closer to home. Sadly, I had another miscarriage while having acupuncture with them.

Following the success we’d seen the first time, I made the decision to swap back to Dr Vitalis. Despite the long travel, I live on the opposite end of Auckland, I started with twice weekly appointments. To my surprise within a short time I was successful and am now 20 weeks pregnant with my second child.

I had 6 pregnancies. Four of these were miscarriages. The two successful ones occurred while I had acupuncture with Dr Vitalis.  I put our success down to the regular acupuncture treatment.

I enjoyed the sessions with Roberta, the personalised approach. I appreciated how well she understood my situation. I valued the additional practical fertility advice she shared.

I highly recommend fertility acupuncture and Dr Vitalis because of the noticeable benefits that I saw, including two successful pregnancies!

FA told me due to poor ovarian reserve, the only way to conceive was egg donation and IVF. I got pregnant with acupuncture without medical intervention.
“Fertility associates told me that the only way for us to conceive was through egg donation and IVF”

My name is Louise, I am a 42 year old health professional who has done shift work for over 20 years. My husband and I first conceived when I was 39 years old and delivered a beautiful baby girl.

When my daughter turned 1 we decided to start trying to conceive again. After 9 months of trying with no success we decided to look into our fertility. We made an appointment with Fertility Associates who told me that my eggs were old, of poor quality, and that I would probably stop ovulating within a year or so if I hadn’t already. I was commenced on clomifine and had 6 cycles with 1 chemical pregnancy what didn’t last long, before the specialist told us that it was of no use. They were of the opinion that the only way for us to conceive was through egg donation and IVF. They allowed us to try clomifine for another 3 months until we had decided what we were going to do. Both my husband and I were devastated.

While looking through their information book at the egg donation and IVF section, I came across a paragraph about acupuncture and how it is used during IVF implantation. I did a bit of research and found that acupuncture could help with fertility. So I decided to give acupuncture a go.

I commenced acupuncture twice a week and found it to be very relaxing. I even fell asleep on more than one occasion during my treatment. But what I didn’t expect was the physiological changes I noticed in my body which indicated improved blood flow to my uterus. Blood flow significantly reduces as you near menopause. As we age our bodies determine the uterus to be a non-essential organ, reducing blood flow which in turn affects fertility. During the last clomifine cycle and after 3 months of acupuncture my husband and I conceived.

We are currently 22 week pregnant and both myself and the baby are in great health. I am convinced that acupuncture played a vital role in our ability to conceive without any further medical intervention. Both Vitalis and Roberta are empathetic, highly qualified professionals who make time to listen and advise as required. I can’t thank them enough for all their support and ongoing treatment.

Michelle tells her lower back pain acupuncture success story
“I visited every practitioner I could think of to fix the problem or even just ease the pain” Michelle

My lower back pain started after I crouched down to get something out of the car while holding my baby on my hip. I really noticed the injury when I returned to work after maternity leave and was sitting at my desk and on the bus for long periods of time. The longer I sat, the more it hurt.

Over the subsequent months, I visited every practitioner, I could think of to fix the problem or even just ease the pain. This included three different osteopaths, a physiotherapist, a chiropractor and a different acupuncturist. I even had an x-ray to check there was no serious underlying issue. After seven months I had only experienced temporary relief (as in one day) but nothing permanent. Read more