Many people don’t realise it takes approximately 120 days for your body to mature one egg and 90 days for sperm to reach maturity. Understanding this significance and allowing this time for any changes you make to completely take effect, is essential for positive fertility results, as your health, diet, stress levels and environment have a critical impact on the health and vitality of your eggs and your partners sperm.

Your menstrual cycle is distinctive to you, a healthy menstrual cycle is an important aspect of your physiology, it reflects the proper functioning of your reproductive organs and hormones. Each phase relates to a dynamic change within your body. Your menstrual cycle is essential to helping you learn, plan for and make choices about your fertility health & wellbeing.

Chinese Medicine is often helpful in treating infertility when conventional medicine is unable to explain why you may be struggling to conceive. “Unexplained” infertility is often the manifestation of an imbalance of your organ system.

Treatments include Acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, and basal body temperature charting in combination to restore balance and prepare your body for conception. This period of restoring balance and regulating menstrual cycles ought to proceed with at least 2 normal cycles before trying to conceive. Its essential to use this time to live a healthy lifestyle during this period leading up to conception, as this time determines the health of the egg that will become your embryo and child. It’s also important to note the Fertile Qi Method recommends consistent Acupuncture for 3 months prior to IVF.

Imbalances during your menstrual cycle may manifest as:

  • Ovulation pain
  • PMS symptoms
  • Period pain
  • Back ache
  • Extremely heavy, very light or absence of period
  • Irregular periods
  • Nausea or headaches with periods
  • Digestive upset, bloating
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Fatigue
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Fertility issues & miscarriage

Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine can be utilised to enhance your fertility in the following conditions:

  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Endometriosis
  • Irregular periods
  • Irregular ovulation
  • Absence of periods
  • Absence of ovulation
  • Thyroid malfunction
  • Stress & anxiety
  • Unexplained infertility


As part of our preconception care program, acupuncture is used to increase blood flow via the small blood vessels of the testes, thereby improving nutrient supply and prompting optimum sperm quality for conception.

Acupuncture has, through many clinical trials, been shown to improve sperm quality and increase the number of sperm without structural defects, particularly in cases of abnormal forms and low motility.

Sperm cells have a maturation of around 120 days, therefore what you do today will affect the quality of your sperm 3 months later at conception. Diet, lifestyle and environmental factors will either help or hinder the chances of your sperm conceiving a strong healthy embryo.

Treatments for semen fertility challenges will take a minimum of 100 days before changes maybe seen in semen analysis. Semen analysis should be done with a minimum of 3 days abstinence but no more then 5 days.

Acupuncture treats the following Male fertility challenges:

  • Low sperm count
  • Low Sperm Motility
  • Low Sperm Concentration
  • Low Sperm Morphology
  • Low levels of testosterone
  • Low Libido
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Aids detox from exposure to environmental, dietary & workplaces toxins
  • Support during IVF, ICSI & IUI procedures