Natural & Assisted Fertility

A holistic and integrative approach to fertility is necessary and important. A combination of Traditional Chinese Medicine and western medical approach lays a strong foundation toward your success at having a baby. Much of the fertility issues seen in the clinic are often not associated with infertility, as such, but a strong emotional blocks, stress and worry; all of which directly influences hormonal balance. The urgency once a decision is made to have a baby, contravenes the ability to actually do so. Please be kind to yourselves and let Family Tree Acupuncture help you find that balance again.

Natural Fertility & Preconception Care

Chinese medicine and acupuncture preconception care can make a positive difference to your natural fertility and health, as well as the health of your child. Escalating evidence shows that our basic health is established within the womb and can have an important impact on our health as adults.

Enhance your fertility naturally

  • Cease Oral Contraceptive Pill as soon as possible, it is poison to natural fertility
  • Address menstrual irregularities sooner rather than later
  • Space your children, allowing adequate time for post natal recovery and recuperation
  • Reduce stress, practice relaxation, yoga, meditation, have a holiday
  • Avoid cold, raw foods and fluids, processed and junk food
  • Regular exercise that is appropriate to your fitness level
  • Stop smoking
  • Avoid or restrict alcohol intake
  • Keep your reproductive organs warm, wear a singlet or a tummy warmer to protect your midriff  read more


When To Start

Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine have been used to support fertility treatments both for men and women. There is some research evidence that Chinese medicine treatment may assist in supporting specific fertility treatments, such as IVF, and there is also a broad agreement by Chinese medicine practitioners and other health practitioners about acupuncture as an adjunct treatment to IVF.

At Family Tree Acupuncture, our acupuncture IVF support programme is based on these evidence-based protocols. We have designed a number of treatment plans which will be discussed that suits you the best. read more

IVF, ICSI, IUI, FET & Acupuncture

Fertility rates are on the decline for both men and women. It is more difficult to conceive naturally than ever before and many couples are seeking the assistance of fertility specialists. It can be a stressful and worrying time and often a lonely path to find yourself on.

Lainey has been working with women and their partners on their fertility and pregnancy journeys over the last 20 years, and herself undergone her own fertility challenges.

She works closely with her local GP’s and Fertility Specialists to ensure best possible outcomes. There is research that validates some evidence that Chinese medicine treatments may assist in supporting fertility treatments like IVF, ICSI, FET or IUI.

Acupuncture is a recognised adjunctive therapy to these reproductive specialties. Sometimes an all hands on deck approach could be needed to optimise your mental, physical, spiritual and reproductive health.


Infertility Causes & Treatment

Having a child is not always easy, with about one in 6 Australian couples currently struggling with infertility. Acupuncture treatments and Chinese medicine have shown some researched evidence to support adjunctive fertility treatments like IVF, ICSI, ART and IUI.

Infertility, usually defined as the failure to conceive after 1 year of unprotected intercourse or the inability to achieve a live birth, can be caused by male or female factors, and about 22% of cases are unexplained. There are a number of causes for infertility and failed IVF cycles that will briefly be discussed below  read more


Male Infertility

According to traditional Chinese medicine your reproductive health is the result of your body being in proper balance. Stress, poor lifestyle, inadequate diet and other factors can disturb your natural balance. This results in poor health including impaired semen quality and quantity.

It takes approx. 74 days for your body to create and mature sperm. An individualized acupuncture program may include herbal formulas or supplements (vitamins), dietary advice and lifestyle counselling. The treatment should be commenced for a minimum of three months prior to IVF on a weekly basis  read more