Who we are
The Acupuncture Pregnancy Clinic (formerly known as The Acupuncture IVF Support Clinic) was established in 2008. We offer evidence-based Traditional Chinese Medicine for reproductive health, including natural conception, IVF, women’s health conditions (such as irregular cycles, PCOS and Endometriosis), and pregnancy support from conception to birth and postnatal care. We offer acupuncture, including laser acupuncture and electro-acupuncture, as well as TCM herbal medicine and diet and lifestyle advice.
All our practitioners are degree-qualified and AHPRA registered with relevant experience in the areas of fertility and pregnancy. We aim to work in collaboration with our patient’s medical providers to ensure all patients receive the most comprehensive health care so we invite you to reach out if you would like any more information.
Who do we treat?
We know every individual, every couple and every family is unique. We welcome and support people of all sexes, genders and sexualities to realise their dream of building a family.It takes a community. The Acupuncture Pregnancy Clinics celebrate and respect diversity and are committed to inclusion. No matter who you love and no matter how you identify, whether you are single or attached we are here to support your health, wellness and fertility on your journey to parenthood.
How we help
We are an Integrative Chinese Medicine Clinic, which means we work alongside and in collaboration with your mainstream health care provider, and with other allied health providers. An integrative approach ensures you get the most comprehensive care possible, utilising all appropriate treatment modalities. Our approach is also patient-centred – it is all about you receiving the best care and support, as well as empowering you with knowledge and education along the way.
How we work is what sets us apart from other clinics. We listen, and we want to know your story and what matters to you about your health, wellness, fertility, pregnancy or parenthood journey. Once we have gathered a complete medical and reproductive history, we seek to understand the problems and challenges you are facing and share how Chinese Medicine treatment may address these challenges. We then provide a comprehensive treatment plan, including our recommendations for acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine.
We have a patient-centred approach, which means that while we know the value and worth of Chinese Medicine and acupuncture, we also know it’s not only about what we can offer. We pride ourselves on helping our patients establish a healthcare team, and we work alongside you and your doctor or specialist, and other healthcare practitioners such as nutritionists, naturopaths, dietitians, physiotherapists, osteopaths, psychologists and counsellors, so that you receive the best care possible. You can find out more here.
What we help
TRYING TO CONCEIVE
If you have been trying to conceive for 6 – 12 months without success you are probably starting to wonder why its not happening?
If you are doing IVF (IUI or ovulation induction) then we can make a useful contribution to your cycle with Chinese Medicine.
There are a number of different conditions that affect women, that have long been addressed in TCM clinics in China.
IN YOUR PREGNANCY
Acupuncture is often used by pregnant women to promote well being and to address pregnancy related symptoms should they occur.
MEN’S REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH
One of the most common reasons couples go to an IVF clinic is male factor infertility. However there are ways to improve sperm health.
IF YOU ARE A MUM
We know being a mum can be a crazy ride, because they focus on the needs of their family first, mums don’t always get the care they need.
About Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine F.A.Q.S
What is Chinese Medicine
We are very careful to protect all patients who attend the practice by observing hygiene and PPE measures. Please follow these guidelines for your next appointment:
- We ask you to please bring your own mask and wear it at all times in the clinic, including during your treatment.
- If you have any symptoms (even mild ones) such as headache, sneezing or sniffles or shortness of breath, fever, cough, nausea, loss of smell or just feel unwell, please contact us to postpone your treatment until your symptoms have subsided and you have returned a negative RAT test.
- Where possible wear loose-fitting clothing to your appointment so you are able to receive your treatment without getting undressed (if not possible, don’t worry we have sterile sheets and towels to cover you).
Resources on COVID and impact on fertility and pregnancy
What you need to know about COVID and pregnancy
How COVID can effect Sperm Health.