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Fertility Acupuncture Chinese Medicine Melbourne

Your Path to Natural Conception and IVF Success

  • Are you dreaming of starting a family and aiming for a natural conception? Or
  • Perhaps you’re currently undergoing fertility treatments like IUI or IVF?
  • Have you faced multiple failed IVF attempts? Maybe they just threw in the terms “poor egg quality” or “low ovarian reserve”?
  • Feeling stressed, disappointed, or confused about your IVF journey?

Well, wonder no more – we’re here to help.

If you’ve found yourself nodding along to any of the above scenarios, you’re not alone. And here’s the good news – we’ve got the help you need!

So, reach out to us and let’s explore together how fertility acupuncture and Chinese medicine can actively assist you on your fertility journey.

Who Are We?

We are a team of fully qualified acupuncture and Chinese medicine practitioners dedicated to providing specialised expertise. With locations in Coburg and Ringwood, we focus on Chinese medicine gynaecology, fertility acupuncture and IVF support. Trust us for professional and comprehensive care in your journey towards wellness and fertility.


Fully qualified

Firstly, all practitioners are full-time university trained for 5 to 8 years. We registered in both acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, meeting the highest Australian registration standards.


Extensive training

Secondly, our expertise extends beyond conventional practitioners. Having completed comprehensive training in reproductive health, our background encompasses TCM gynaecology, obstetrics, IVF acupuncture support, and pre/post-natal treatment. The knowledge base we possess is a blend of Traditional Chinese Medicine and contemporary medical practices, emphasising women’s health and fertility.


Holistic approach

Working closely with your fertility doctor gives you the best care.

Checkups use tests from both Western medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Treatment covers acupuncture, moxibustion, Chinese herbs, cupping, manual treatment, diet, and support. Additionally, we advise on lifestyle changes and supplements.

The key to our approach? Blending traditional Chinese wisdom with the latest research trends.

Your IVF support protocol is not generic; It is tailored based on the freshest research findings.

Ultimately, our goal is to make your fertility journey as comforting, encouraging, and reassuring as possible.


Tailored management

In our approach, we steer clear of one-size-fits-all solutions. Instead, we’re crafting a unique plan just for you. It considers your age, history, Western medicine diagnosis, fertility treatment plan, and IVF stage.

As your body is ever-changing, we adapt treatment during each visit. This adaptation considers various aspects, including:

  • Phases of your period cycle,
  • Associated symptoms, such as pain, emotions, digestion, sleep, energy, and
  • Different signs like basal body temperature, pulse, tongue, and all those little details.

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Fertility Acupuncture Chinese Medicine Practitioners

Richard Zeng fertility Acupuncturist Melbourne

Dr. Richard Zeng

Doctor of Chinese medicine Acupuncture

Fertility Acupuncturist coburg and ringwood

Dr. Tracey Byrne (TCM)

Coburg Acupuncturist herbalist, Remedial massage therapist

Dr. Ruby Hou acupuncturist Ringwood

Dr. Ruby Hou (TCM)

Ringwood Coburg Acupuncturist, Chinese herbalist 

Dr. Mira An acupuncturist Ringwood

Dr. Mira An (TCM)

Chinese herbalist Acupuncturist Ringwood


How We Can Support Your Fertility

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine and other holistic approaches aim to optimise your ability to conceive. These include:


Natural Conceiving

Optimise your ability to conceive by:

  • Reducing stress-related hormone issues
  • Better sleep quality and physical energy
  • Managing weight through energy improvement, stress reduction, and a healthier lifestyle
  • Easing pain and symptoms associated with endometriosis, PCOS, and irregular periods
  • Improving blood flow to the ovaries and uterus, therefore supporting optimal function of ovaries
  • Maintaining the optimal thickness of uterus lining
  • Increasing the chance of natural conceiving with better diet, life style

ART IVF Support

Together with your fertility IVF specialist, we use acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine as adjunct treatment to assist with ART & IVF success.

Prepare for Your IVF Cycle

May assist in

  • Improving the “Kidney Jin” (the Fertility Essence)
  • Reducing stress, calming and relaxing the mind, hence improving your sleep and fertility energy
  • Regulating your hormones, therefore promoting ovulating and improving the menstrual cycle
  • Promoting better ovulation (usually with better eggs) whilst relieving your stress by working on the central nervous system

3-Month Preparation Plan

A management plan begins three months before your IVF cycle. It may include weekly fertility acupuncture protocols and/or Chinese herbal medicine

On The Day of Embryo Transfer

For IVF embryo transfer, we provide acupuncture before and after the procedure for optimal implantation.


Male Factor Infertility

  • Sperm quality – advice for better diet, life style change.
  • Some supplements and Chinese herbal medicine as natural antioxidants may also help improve sperm quality.

Pregnancy support, Labor and Postpartum care

  • Reduce symptoms during early stage of pregnancy such as morning sickness, fatigue, headache
  • Alleviate lower back and hip pain
  • Providing more blood flow to uterus
  • Labor preparation and postpartum care

Why Choose Us?

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Care About You

  • We listen, we support
  • Genuinely care about you, physically and mentally
  • The experience with us will also be as comforting, encouraging, and reassuring as possible.
  • Moreover, your privacy is always respected, in a safe and confidential environment.
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Fully Qualified Practitioners

All of us here have extensive training in reproductive health including TCM gynaecology and obstetrics, IVF acupuncture support, and pre/ post natal treatment.

We possess a wealth of knowledge including TCM and modern medicine, particularly in women’s health and fertility. Our chief practitioner Dr. Richard Zeng (TCM) has over 25 years full time professional experience from hospitals and clinics in China, Germany and Australia.

So rest assured, we won’t be “practicing” with your health.

Proven effective acupuncture and Chinese medicine treatment

Safety Is The First Priority

We only use sterilised, single-use disposable needles and high quality herbs/supplements. Your treatment and the whole experience with us is comfortable and relaxing.


Over nearly 20 years, we’ve seen various cases. Hundreds of thousands of couples have successfully conceived. And most importantly – “Bring Baby Home”.

Fertility Acupuncture Support – When To Start?

In any of the following situations, it’s advisable to contact us for fertility support:


Age factor

  • Over 36 years old
  • Between 30-35 years old and have not conceived after trying for 6 months
  • 29 years old or younger and not conceived after trying for over one year


  • Irregular menstrual cycles;
  • Cycle is less than 25 days or over 40 days
  • Severe pre-menstrual tension or extreme menstrual cramping;


  • Not sure if you’re ovulating or not
  • Fertile mucus not noticeable
  • Ovulation pain or mid-cycle spotting

Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART)

  • Previous failed ART treatments such as IUI, IVF;
  • Are preparing for fertility treatments, e.g. IUI, IVF

Existing Diagnosis & History

  • Two or more consecutive miscarriages
  • Progesterone levels are lower than normal
  • Been diagnosed with PCOS/PCOD, Endometriosis
  • Ovarian reserve is low
  • Partner’s sperm testing shows abnormal
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Am I too late to start acupuncture, because I have already started my IVF stimulation?

No, it’s never too late to have acupuncture. In fact, you can start supportive treatment at any time. Management program can be tailored according to different stage of your fertility IVF treatment, such as conceiving preparation, IVF simulation, egg collection, embryo transfer, early pregnancy, etc.

It is my first IVF attempt, can I still use acupuncture?

Sure you can.

We can support you through the first IVF stimulation. In some cases a woman only needs one round.

My husband has a low sperm count, we will be using ICSI. Can I use acupuncture to support myself during IVF?

Yes you can. Meanwhile, we recommend seeing both partners for IVF support.

How many treatments will I need?

Alright, let’s map out a plan that suits you based on your situation and background.

Firstly, we suggest weekly acupuncture sessions for 3 months before IVF stimulation. Plus, we may advise some Chinese herbs, supplements, and recommendations a few lifestyle and diet changes.

Now, if you’re already knee-deep in the IVF process, no worries! Just tweak it a bit – go for acupuncture twice a week, but skip the herbal side of things.

Fast forward to the big day of embryo transfer. Here’s the plan: acupuncture both before and after – that’s two sessions on the same day.

Post-transfer, keep the momentum going with acupuncture twice a week.

In the case of a positive pregnancy test, ease into a once-a-week acupuncture routine until you hit the 13th week. After that, we’ll switch to a customised pregnancy care plan. 

However, everyone’s unique. So, talk to our acupuncture experts first. We will make a plan that’s all about you and your situation.

Apart from acupuncture are there any other treatments I should consider?

Yes based on individual needs your practitioner may suggest vitamins, Chinese herbs, lifestyle and diet changes.

Is changing my diet important?

Diet changes can be very important. Nutritional deficiencies such as Iron or Vitamin D can affect your results. Your practitioner will take into account your individual needs and tailor some changes for you.

I need to lose a few kilos how will this affect my treatment?

In general, we recommend that a woman lose weight before initiating IVF. We can also provide assistance with weight control and commence the three-month preparation during this period.

What is the age of the oldest woman to conceive?

Despite being over 40, a woman can still achieve natural conception. In fact, many have successfully conceived naturally while preparing for IVF in their 40s. Our experience includes many success stories conceived naturally while preparing for IVF in their 40’s.

Additionally, we have assisted clients of advanced age using donor eggs/embryos.

Anything for high FSH?

A high FSH level indicates that your ovaries are not responding to Follicle Stimulating Hormone. However, for women not in menopause, a combination of acupuncture and herbal medicine may help reduce the FSH level.

Are there any particular supplements that I should take?

As a general rule for women, we may suggest some supplements. Depending on your individual needs, you may require variations. Common variations include:

  • Pregnancy multi-vitamins
  • Fish oil
  • Vitamin E
  • Zinc
  • Royal Jelly
  • Deer velvet
  • Vitamin D
  • Iron
Should I take Chinese herbal medicine?

Based on research findings, Chinese herbal medicine may improve ovulation rates and overall menstrual health. Notably, they may improve pregnancy rates 2-fold in female infertility. (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0965229914001915)

Given these positive outcomes, we recommend considering Chinese herbal medicine. In some cases, herbs are crucial for success. However, you don’t have to. Your treatment is entirely up to you.

It’s noteworthy that, typically, we do not advocate the use of herbal medicine during your IVF stimulation cycle.

Do herbs taste bad?

They may not be the most delicious, but after a while, you’ll get used to the taste. Some even start to appreciate it because they feel the benefits. We offer a mix of herbs:

  1. Raw Herbs: Traditional and bitter but potent. Used in China for centuries, they may not be tasty, but they’re strong.

    • Pros: Tailored formula, more potent.
    • Cons: Need to boil them, challenging taste.
  2. Granulated Herbs: Less bitter but less potent.

    • Pros: Tailored formula, no need to boil.
    • Cons: Challenging taste, less potent.
  3. Patent Herbal Pills: Convenient and good for those who can’t handle the taste but are less powerful. Usually for less severe or chronic conditions.

    • Pros: Convenient, no need to boil, no bad taste.
    • Cons: Less potent.
Once I am pregnant, should I continue with acupuncture?

Absolutely, we recommend continuing acupuncture throughout your pregnancy. There are several compelling reasons:

Firstly, acupuncture may be used in alleviating the symptoms of morning sickness.

Moreover, acupuncture proves beneficial for managing general health complaints during pregnancy. These include: aches and pains, sleep issues, and energy levels.

As you approach the third trimester, acupuncture plays a crucial role in preparing your body for a natural labor experience.

Treatment frequency varies based on individual needs. Typically, weekly acupuncture is recommended. In order to enhance your overall well-being, additional support through Chinese herbs may be suggested too.

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Feel free to hit us up, and let’s chat about how fertility acupuncture and Chinese medicine can help amp up your fertility journey.

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Look No Further. Message us or call to make an appointment now!