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We offer Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine for singles - women and men) and couples who are trying naturally, preparing for IVF or already undergoing IVF at all stages of the IVF cycle.  Acupuncture may help improve your chances of conceiving by having an effect on correcting the menstrual cycle and optimising general health by balancing the body's energy. 

A regular healthy menstrual cycle and a healthy body that is pain and stress free is a goal many women want to work towards when planning to conceive. We aim to help you on your fertility journey by balancing your body's energy systems and optimising your energy flow by directing it from areas of stagnation to areas that need it most.  The acupuncture meridians relate to different organs and we choose points according to your individual Traditional Medicine (TCM) diagnosis. In TCM kidney weakness is usually the most common underlying factor for women with fertility issues but there are other organs such as the liver and spleen where the energy flow needs to be corrected.  


Who we commonly see in our clinic.

Our Fertility Acupuncture Support program is for Women,

Men and Couples who:

  •      Have been trying over 6 months without success 

For Women who:

  •      Have irregular periods

  •      Want to get their health on track before conceiving

  •      Have Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

  •      Have Endometriosis

  •      Have low Ovarian Reserve

  •      Have stress and/or anxiety



For Men Who:

  •       Have low sperm motility

  •       Have low sperm count

  •       Have low sperm morphology

  •      Have erectile dysfunction

  •      Have low energy

What to expect with Fertility Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine at our Clinic

When you come in for your Initial Consultation, the Acupuncturist will assess your general health by asking questions relating to your  current symptoms, menstrual cycle (for women), past treatments, family medical history, digestion, sleep, diet and emotional health. The Acupuncturist  will also do a Tongue and Pulse diagnosis so as to determine the state of your organs and  your constitution in terms of Chinese Medicine and determine your individual Chinese Medicine diagnosis. As each acupuncture session is unique to the individual, this will facilitate the most effective acupuncture point selection for you. Those points will then be needled while you are lying down, then you will relax with ambient music for 20 - 40 minutes and allow the needles to do their work in balancing your energy.

The first consultation and treatment takes about 75 minutes. Subsequent sessions will last approximately 45 minutes. Dietary and lifestyle recommendations may also be discussed in the consultation.



Many health practitioners may recommend acupuncture as an adjunct treatment that may assist with IVF and IUI treatment. There is continuing research about how acupuncture can assist with the effectiveness of IVF and you should consult with your treating practitioner/s about how acupuncture may be able to help you as a woman, man, or couple.

 Stages of IVF Support -  When it is Recommended to Get   Acupuncture

1. Before starting the IVF cycle

2. During the IVF stimulation phase

3. Post egg collection

4. On the day of the embryo transfer - Pre and Post Package available.

5. After the embryo transfer - to support potential pregnancy.


Pre and Post Implantation Acupuncture

 Pre and Post Implantation Acupuncture is done at our clinic. If you wish to enquire about this please call us on 07 3399 5337 or 0414 500 575 or email us at


If you wish to book in for Natural Fertility or IVF support acupuncture you can go to the online bookings tab at the top of this website or give us a call or an email to

Woman Receiving Acupuncture



We are a clinic with over 20 years experience seeing women with gynaecological issues. A regular healthy menstrual cycle and a healthy body that is stress and pain free is the goal of many women who are wanting better quality of life or who are planning to conceive.  We aim to help you on your fertility journey by balancing your body’s energy systems and optimising energy flow from the areas of stagnation to areas that need it most. The acupuncture meridians relate to different organs and we chose points according to your individual Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) diagnosis. 

We commonly see women with the following conditions:

  •  Endometriosis

  •  Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

  •  Irregular periods

  •  Heavy Periods

  •  Midcycle Bleeding

If you have one of the above conditions, give us a call on 3399 5337 or book in by clicking on the "online Bookings" Button at the top of the homepage. 

With my 15 years experience of Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs, patients claim to feel relaxed and renewed after each session. I’m trained in holistic therapy techniques, so I tailor your treatment plan to work on your specific gynaecological condition. 



When you become pregnant, it's a very exciting time, however, your body is undergoing changes that you have never experienced before if this is your first pregnancy.

Pregnancy Aches and Pains

As the baby grows within you, your body goes through dramatic hormonal and physical changes. We do acupuncture as a support treatment at any stage or trimester  of your pregnancy with the aim to help you cope with these changes. For example, musculoskeletal problems may arise as your body grows to accommodate the growing baby. This is from the progesterone affecting the ligaments. The most common types of pain in pregnancy are back pain, pelvic pain, shoulder and neck pain.

We diagnose you individually according to the principles of Chinese medicine and do acupuncture to suit the unique changes in your body. Alot of research has been done into the effects of acupuncture on pregnancy related aches and pains. A systematic review done in 2014 says that 2 low risk of bias acupuncture studies showed clinically and statistically that acupuncture may help low back and pelvic pain in pregnant women.[8]

Morning Sickness

Nausea and Vomiting during pregnancy can occur at any time of the day or night even though it is called "morning sickness. It is most likely to occur in the first trimester but can continue on further into the pregnancy. Every woman is different so we will ask you about your signs and symptoms and observe your tongue and pulse and from this form a Chinese medicine diagnosis. 

A randomised controlled trial (RCT) with 593 women who were up to 14 weeks pregnant found acupuncture to be an effective treatment for women in early pregnancy who experienced nausea and dry retching.[19]

Labour Induction and Acupuncture

To prepare a pregnant woman for labour it is recommended  to get acupuncture  2-3 times a week from 37 weeks onwards -  with the aim of a delivery that is as natural as possible. This is not the same as medical induction where synthetic oxytocin is given intravenously to bring on contractions.

Acupuncture and/ or Electro acupunture for the preparation of labour involves specific points being needled to prepare a woman's cervix and pelvis for birth as well as help with pain relief and fatigue. These acupuncture points would be contraindicated earlier in the pregnancy as they may soften and ripen the cervix and cause contractions. By doing these points late in the pregnancy, we may promote a more efficient labour. 

Electro acupuncture is also available.

Pregnancy massage is customized according to the stage of your pregnancy utilizing massage techniques such as remedial, deep tissue or Swedish to help you cope with your body's changes and relieve muscle and joint pain, improve circulation and reduce stress.

Acupuncture Treatment


Acupuncture treats a variety of conditions. The ones supported by research evidence are listed below:

Allergic  Rhinitis (Hayfever)

Whether you have seasonal rhinitis or chronic persistent allergic rhinitis acupuncture may help with this condition. 

There is quite alot of strong evidence to support acupuncture being effective for seasonal and persistent allergic rhinitis. One recent study found that acupuncture helped relieve symptoms of nasal and eye itch and sneezing by modulating the mucosal immune response in adults with allergic rhinitis.[12]

Menopausal hotflushes 

When a woman's menstrual periods come to an end, this is known as menopause and hot flushes and sleep disturbances commonly occur in this phase of life. Menopausal hot flushes that occur through natural menopause may be reduced in severity by getting acupuncture.

A systematic review from the European Journal of Integrative Medicine concluded that acupuncture can reduce the intensity of hot flushes for women going through natural menopause, however it has not been proven to help hot flushes associated with breast cancer or its treatment.[17] 

Menopausal Sleep Disturbance

Acupuncture has been found to significantly reduce sleep disturbances in perimenopausal and post menopausal women and it is recommended as part of a multimodal approach in improving menopause-related sleep disturbances.[18]

 Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a disorder of the large intestine. Symptoms of IBS include abdominal pain and cramping, bloating and changes is appearance and frequency of bowel movements.

Acupuncture may be beneficial in treating the symptoms of IBS. Some recent research studies show there is consistent evidence that acupuncture is superior to commonly prescribed medications for irritable bowel syndrome.[10][11]



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  12. McDonald JL, Smith PK, Smith CA, Changli Xue C, Golianu B, Cripps AW; Mucosal Immunology Research Group. Effect of acupuncture on house dust mite specific IgE, substance P, and symptoms in persistent allergic rhinitis. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2016 Jun;116(6):497-505. doi: 10.1016/j.anai.2016.04.002. Epub 2016 May 4. PMID: 27156748.

  13. Chiu HY, Hsieh YJ, Tsai PS. Acupuncture to Reduce Sleep Disturbances in Perimenopausal and Postmenopausal Women: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Obstet Gynecol. 2016 Mar;127(3):507-515. doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000001268. PMID: 26855097.

  14. Trinh KV, Diep D, Chen KJQ. Systematic Review of Episodic Migraine Prophylaxis: Efficacy of Conventional Treatments Used in Comparisons with Acupuncture. Med Acupunct. 2019 Apr 1;31(2):85-97. doi: 10.1089/acu.2019.1337. Epub 2019 Apr 19. PMID: 31031874; PMCID: PMC6484348.

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  18. Chiu HY, Hsieh YJ, Tsai PS. Acupuncture to Reduce Sleep Disturbances in Perimenopausal and Postmenopausal Women: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Obstet Gynecol. 2016 Mar;127(3):507-515. doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000001268. PMID: 26855097.

  19. Smith C, Crowther C, Beilby J. Acupuncture to treat nausea and vomiting in early pregnancy: a randomized controlled trial. Birth. 2002 Mar;29(1):1-9. doi: 10.1046/j.1523-536x.2002.00149.x. PMID: 11843784.



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