Acupuncture and Fertility success stories

It is no secret – the majority of our acupuncture patients are either trying to conceive or are pregnant.

For years we have resisted publishing any acupuncture and fertility success stories. Because living with the diagnosis of infertility is not the same as back pain or migraines. Because this is a potentially much more hurtful subject.

Fertility subject has been a tabu for decades. Therefore, there is a benefit in these stories. They help to destigmatize infertility. They raise awareness of how many women and men out there are struggling to conceive.  And they raise awareness of available treatment options.

Some women and men may be happy to read about others being successful, but for others, it can be upsetting. Proceed with caution.

“In my late thirties and with a rapidly diminishing egg supply, I was starting to lose hope of having children” Amelia

When I started seeing Roberta for reproductive acupuncture, I’d had two egg collections and three failed embryo transfers – I’d been attempting IVF for about a year.

In my late thirties and with a rapidly diminishing egg supply, I was starting to lose hope of having children.

Roberta’s approach was immediately calming – professional and matter-of-fact, but empathetic. I had no viable embryos from the last IVF, and only a couple of months remaining before my next egg collection.

After two months of twice-weekly acupuncture my egg collection resulted in two “high quality” embryos. This is something that no embryologist or specialist could say about any of my embryos previously! The embryo transfer was also a success. And it worked, I write this 38 weeks pregnant.

I am certain that this treatment resulted in me producing good quality eggs. It helped prepare my body and mind for a successful pregnancy. I cannot recommend Roberta enough to women trying to conceive, and I cannot thank her enough for giving me this gift.


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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.