Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine for Fertility, IVF, Induction of Labour and Pregnancy Concerns
Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine and Chinese herbs can be used to help support womens health. Our fully qualified Acupuncturists are familiar with all aspects of womens health.
Providing Support for:
- Infertility and Fertility problems.
- Family Planning.
- Support before, during and after In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF). This also includes other fertility methods such as IUI.
- Pregnancy problems such as morning sickness and pain.
- Induction of labour.
- General well being during pregnancy.
- Post birth support.
Acupuncture for Fertility/IVF and Pregnancy Concerns
All Womens Health Acupuncture treatments are the same price as normal Acupuncture. That is $85 for an initial consultation/treatment and $75 for a followup consultation/treatment. Health fund rebates apply, no concession discounts. Please make sure you request a Pregnancy/IVF treatment when booking online or through our clinic number. Pregnancy concerns include Acupuncture for morning sickness.
Acupuncture for Induction of Labour
If you are are past your due date or wish to commence daily Acupuncture induction treatment (from at least 4 days prior to your scheduled induction) please choose the Acupuncture (Induction of Labour) option.
Many studies have been conducted to test the efficacy of Acupuncture. An early study claimed that ‘the average time from Acupuncture induction until delivery was 13.1 hours and the success rate of Acupuncture to induce overdue labour to be between 68-83%’ (Tsuei 1974) .
Further research shows that Acupuncture successfully initiates the onset of labour and can prepare the uterus and cervix for labour, reduce pain of contractions, shorten the average time of labour, reduce recovery time and significantly decrease the need for medical intervention (Smith 2004, Betts 2006) .
The above research suggests that Acupuncture may provide beneficial outcomes however other papers did not have the same findings so the evidence is regarded as mixed.
Acupuncture for Infertility
Acupuncture has been shown to be beneficial in IVF/ICSI for improving the clinical pregnancy, implantation, and live birth outcomes. These effects were shown in a 2018 Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis entitled “Effects of acupuncture during in vitro fertilization or intracytoplasmic sperm injection: an updated systematic review and meta-analysis”.
Chinese Herbs for Fertility
A study by researchers at Adelaide University (Australia) titled “Efficacy of Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine in the management of female infertility: A systematic review” concluded that using TCM methods improved pregnancy rates as much as 2-fold in just a 4-month period in comparison with Western Medical fertility enhancement drug therapies .
The research, funded by the Australian government, involved reviewing 30 previously conducted studies that included more than 1,800 women with fertility challenges. The likelihood of achieving pregnancy with Chinese herbal medicine was double according to the study authors, “Our meta-analyses suggest Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine to be more effective in the treatment of female infertility achieving on average a 60% pregnancy rate over 4 months compared with 30% achieved with standard western drug treatment, or IVF over 12 months” .
The Australian study also concluded that the use of specific herbal treatments tailored to treat the individual’s reproductive systems and particular fertility challenges played a crucial role in the success of the treatment. Unlike Western fertility treatments such as IVF (in vitro fertilization), which attempt to increase the chance of pregnancy through implantation, herbal treatments and TCM methods such as acupuncture, aim to balance and heal the body so that it may conceive naturally, without the use of costly and aggressive drugs or implantation .
The above research suggests that Chinese Herbs may provide beneficial outcomes however other papers did not have the same findings so the evidence is regarded as mixed.
Another option for fertility issues would be Chinese Herbal Medicine. An individual Chinese Herbal Consultation costs $50 for 45 minutes. This allows the practitioner to create a tailored herbal formula for you. Your practitioner may recommend Acupuncture in addition to your herbal treatment.
You may be eligible for a further discount on our Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal medicine pricing with your private health cover however no discounts apply for students/concession.
Please make sure you request a Pregnancy/IVF treatment when booking online or through our clinic number. Bookings are strictly by appointment only. We do not offer walk in appointments under any circumstances.
Please make sure you book in advance and to arrive 10 minutes early for your initial consultation/treatment. Bring any relevant paperwork with regards to any other appointments/results.
Olivia is a qualified Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbal Practitioner (Raw Herbs, Granules, Black Pearl, Tinctures) as well as an experienced Massage Therapist and Yoga Teacher. Olivia is also government registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). This requires continuing professional education to ensure the most up to date scientific research is implemented in clinical practice.
Alexandra (Alex) is a registered Acupuncturist with Australian health practitioner regulation agency (AHPRA) and a member of the Australian natural therapists association (ANTA). With 20 years in the health and beauty industry Alex has a multi-faceted insight into Women’s health, fertility and beauty. Alex combines her skills in Japanese Acupuncture, massage, high performance beauty therapy, energetic healing and Chinese herbs and has a particular interest in Women’s health and beauty, couples natural fertility and children’s health (with no needles).
Scott is a qualified Acupuncturist who has learnt from local and international mentors who work in very busy clinical environments. Through wide-ranging observation, critical questioning and research Scott has learnt the true physiological basis of Acupuncture.
Rebecca (Currently on leave) is a Bachelor qualified Chinese Medicine Practitioner and a member of The Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA). Rebecca is also government registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). This requires continuing professional education to ensure the most up to date scientific research is implemented in clinical practice. Please note that Rebecca is on leave overseas until January 2019. During this time our other practitioners are able to assist you. Alexandra offers a very similar treatment style to Rebecca.
Private Health Fund Rebates
We are able to provide you with a health fund rebate using our HICAPS / Healthpoint system. Some of the health funds that are claimable through our HICAPS (Healthpoint) machine for Acupuncture are as follows.
Gold Coast Location
The Gold Coast Acupuncture Clinic is located in the Coomera Shopping Village at 13/31 Dreamworld Parkway, Coomera opposite the Boathouse Tavern. This is a great Location for the surrounding suburbs of Coomera, Upper Coomera, Oxenford, Helensvale, Pimpama, Ormeau, Willowvale, Tamborine Mountain and Hope Island.
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 Tsuei JT, L. Y. (1974), Induction of labour by acupuncture and electrical stimulation. Obstetrics & Gynecology, 43(3), 337-342.
 Smith CA, C. C. (2004), Acupuncture for induction of labour, The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (1).
 Xian Zhang, Myeong Soo Lee, Caroline A.Smith, Nicola Robinson, Yong Zhou, Yan Wu, Ying-Ying Mao, Fan Qua. Effects of acupuncture during in vitro fertilization or intracytoplasmic sperm injection: an updated systematic review and meta-analysis (2018)
 Ried K, Stuart K., Efficacy of Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine in the management of female infertility: a systematic review, 2011, Discipline of General Practice, School of Population Health & Clinical Practice, The University of Adelaide, South Australia.