Elevating Reproductive Health Through Fertility Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine

Welcome to City Pulse Acupuncture, where ancient wisdom meets modern science. Here, Embark on a transformative journey with fertility acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), which have been enhancing reproductive health and improving fertility rates for centuries. Let us guide you towards holistic wellness, a deeper understanding of infertility demographics, and achieving improved fertility.

Your Gateway to Fertility: Overcoming Infertility Challenges with Acupuncture and TCM

At City Pulse Acupuncture, we blend time-honored techniques with contemporary research on fertility rates, particularly among couples facing infertility challenges. We understand the intricacies of female fertility and the struggles associated with trying to conceive. Therefore, our approach combines the best of both worlds, ensuring you receive the most effective treatment for achieving pregnancy.

Welcome to Acupuncture for Fertility

Discover a holistic pathway to parenthood through the harmonious blend of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and modern reproductive care. Uncover the benefits of this integrated approach as we guide you toward enhancing your reproductive health and fulfilling your dreams of becoming a parent.

What is fertility acupuncture and how can it benefit me?

Fertility acupuncture is more than just needle placement; it’s about channeling your body’s energy to enhance fertility. Whether you’re just starting your fertility journey, facing ovulation issues, or have tried other methods without success, our treatments can provide a natural boost and balance to your reproductive system, including ovarian and uterine function.

Is there scientific backing to the treatments you provide?

Absolutely. Modern research supports the efficacy of acupuncture and TCM in enhancing fertility, including its impact on progesterone levels and other hormonal balances. Consequently, our treatments at City Pulse Acupuncture align with these findings, ensuring you receive evidence-based care.

How often should I visit for treatments?

Importantly, every individual is unique. After an initial consultation, our expert practioners will craft a personalized plan tailored to your needs, typically recommending sessions once or twice weekly. This plan will consider factors like your menstrual cycle, ovarian health, and hormonal balance, ensuring you’re on the right path to becoming pregnant.

What are the Transformative Benefits of Traditional Chinese Medicine?

Revitalize Your Path to Parenthood

Experience the remarkable advantages of TCM for fertility. These Include:

  • Elevate blood flow and menstrual cycle regulation
  • Boost ovarian function and overall reproductive wellness
  • Enhance the efficacy of IVF and IUI treatments
  • Cultivate emotional well-being to support your fertility journey

Understanding TCM’s Role in Fertility

Explore the integration of TCM and modern reproductive care:

  • Gentle acupuncture techniques to stimulate energy flow (qi)
  • Improving blood circulation to support uterine health
  • Tailored therapies for hormonal balance and fertility enhancement
  • A holistic approach that nurtures body and mind alike

Find Balance Through Emotional Care

Experience emotional balance in your fertility journey:

  • Calming environment during acupuncture sessions
  • Mind-body connection to alleviate stress and anxiety
  • Comprehensive support for a smoother path to parenthood

City Pulse’s Holistic Approach to Fertility and Wellness

We believe in treating the whole person, not just the symptoms. Our holistic approach encompasses traditional acupuncture and complementary methods of TCM to optimize fertility, considering factors like ovulation and the menstrual cycle.

How does City Pulse’s approach compare to conventional fertility treatments?

While IVF and other treatments have their place, our methods focus on natural enhancement and balance. Many clients find that combining our services with conventional treatments boosts success rates and overall well-being.

Can both men and women benefit from your services?

Yes! Fertility acupuncture and TCM are not just for women. Men can also experience significant benefits, including improved sperm quality. For women, understanding the intricacies of their hormonal changes can be pivotal in their journey to conceive.

What can I expect during my first session at City Pulse Acupuncture?

Expect a warm welcome, a thorough consultation, and a relaxing, tailored acupuncture session. We’re here to answer all your questions about ovulation, the menstrual cycle, and more, ensuring you’re comfortable every step of the way.

What Modalities are Used in Fertility Treatments?


Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years to help optimize fertility in both menstruators and sperm producers. When it comes to optimizing fertility, acupuncture can improve blood flow to the reproductive organs, regulate hormone levels, reduce stress, and promote relaxation. 

Herbal Medicine

When it comes to enhancing fertility, specific herbs are prescribed based on an individual’s unique constitution and underlying cause of infertility. East Asian herbal medicine can help regulate hormone levels, improve blood flow to the reproductive organs, support overall reproductive health and reduce stress.


Moxibustion is a traditional East Asian medicine technique that involves burning dried mugwort over and around specific acupuncture points or areas on the body. The heat generated from the burning mugwort is believed to enhance fertility by improving blood flow to the reproductive organs, enhancing the uterine lining, and alleviating menstrual cramps.


Supplements can enhance fertility by providing the body with essential nutrients that support reproductive health. For example, supplements such as folate, CoQ10, vitamin D, and omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to improve fertility in both men and women. These essential nutrients can help regulate hormone levels, improve egg quality, and support sperm production.

Nutritional Support

East Asian nutritional therapy can enhance fertility by focusing on specific foods and dietary patterns that support reproductive health. East Asian medicine emphasizes the consumption of nutrient-rich foods, such as cooked vegetables, whole grains, and proteins, while avoiding processed foods, excessive sugar, fried foods, dairy products, raw food, caffeine and alcohol. It also takes into account individual body types and imbalances to create personalized dietary plans that can help regulate hormones, improve egg quality, and support overall reproductive function.

Navigating Your Fertility Journey with City Pulse Acupuncture

Our commitment goes beyond just treatments. We’re here to support, guide, and empower you throughout your fertility journey, helping you understand your body, from ovulation to the menstrual cycle, and guiding you towards achieving pregnancy.

How long before I might see results?

Many clients notice changes within a few sessions, but the journey is personal. Consistency, patience, and understanding of your body’s ovulation and hormonal patterns often yield the best results.

How can I find out more about City Pulse’s reputation and expertise?

We’re proud of our success and reputation. Browse our testimonials, check out online reviews, or chat with our satisfied clients to learn more about the City Pulse Acupuncture difference and our expertise in fertility and reproductive health.

Meet Dr. Rachel Hemphill

DACM, L.Ac., Dipl.O.M., FABORM

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Our acupuncturist is a board certified reproductive acupuncturist by the Acupuncture and TCM Board of Reproductive Medicine (ABORM) and has advanced training in western and eastern reproductive medicine, has passed a rigorous advanced certification exam, and will work collaboratively with your physician to ensure you receive the highest level of care.

In order to optimize your chances of conceiving and carrying a pregnancy full-term, we recommend preparing your body for at least 3 months prior to conceiving. During this time, the male and female partner are treated with acupuncture and Chinese herbs in order to regulate hormone levels, improve ovarian function, nourish the uterine lining, and improve semen quality and quantity. A minimum of 3 months of treatment is recommended because eggs begin their maturation 120 days before they are recruited for ovulation, and the sperm maturation process averages 90 days.

When it comes to your reproductive health, acupuncture and Chinese medicine can effectively treat:

  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Endometriosis
  • Diminished Ovarian Reserve (High FSH/Low AMH)
  • Poor Egg Quality
  • Advanced Maternal Age
  • Recurrent Miscarriage
  • Unexplained Infertility
  • Male Factor Infertility
  • IUI Support
  • IVF Support
Acupuncture and Chinese medicine provide safe and natural relief to alleviate the physical and emotional changes associated with pregnancy, resolve breech presentations, ripen the cervix to promote labor naturally, ease birth and facilitate a smooth postnatal recovery. Acupuncture and Chinese medicine are beneficial for:
  • Recurrent Miscarriage
  • Nausea
  • Headaches
  • Pain management: back, rib, sciatic, ligamentand pelvic
  • Leg Cramps
  • Edema
  • Insomnia
  • Digestive issues: constipation, acid reflux, and
  • Indigestion
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Breech Presentation
  • Cervical Ripening
  • Labor Induction

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the concept of rest to ensure a woman completely recovers from childbirth is an important part of traditional Chinese medicine. The idea that it will take a woman at least one month to fully recover from childbirth is not a widespread notion in Western culture.

While a recovery period of 40 days (or even 100 days in some classic Chinese texts) may sound unnecessary and excessive, it is more than reasonable and needed in order to compensate for the entire nine months of pregnancy and birth.

We recommend acupuncture once a week commencing from 2 weeks postpartum for a total of 3 weeks in order to facilitate an efficient recovery. During this time, acupuncture is helpful to facilitate perineal healing, emotional balance and promote lactation.


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Is there research that supports acupuncture for fertility?

Yes, studies suggest that acupuncture can increase implantation rates, decrease the risk of biomedical pregnancies, increase live birth rates and increase IVF clinical pregnancy rates. Please contact us if you would like to receive any links and/or articles related to the current research landscape around acupuncture for fertility.

How many treatments will I need and how often will I have to receive treatment?

Your treatment frequency and the number of treatments you will need is based on your individual needs and will be determined during your initial visit.

When should I start treatment, and are there specific points in my cycle where it is more beneficial to receive acupuncture?

Since the therapeutic effects of acupuncture are cumulative, it is more important to receive recurring treatment over a period of time rather than sporadic treatments at specific times. The frequency and duration of treatment needed will be based on your individual needs and will be determined on your initial visit.

What is your success rate?

Since each patient presents with their own unique health history and pathway to conception, we do not tabulate success rates. During your initial visit, we will be able to provide you with a comprehensive treatment plan outlining the best pathway to a successful pregnancy.

What is your experience in treating fertility?

We have over 15 years of clinical practice in treating patients throughout every phase of their fertility journeys.

What does it mean to be ABORM certified?

ABORM stands for the Acupuncture and TCM Board of Reproductive Medicine. ABORM-certified fellows are board-certified reproductive acupuncturists who have advanced training in Western and Eastern reproductive medicine. ABORM-certified fellows have passed a rigorous advanced certification exam and work collaboratively with your Reproductive Endocrinologist and Infertility Specialist (REI) and OB/GYN to ensure you receive the best care possible.  

Do you prescribe herbs? Will I be required to take them?

Yes, we prescribe custom Chinese herbal medicine and are board-certified herbalists. Although herbs can enhance the benefits of treatment, herbs are optional and never required.

Schedule a Free Consultation With our Fertility Specialist

If you’re seeking expert guidance and personalized care on your path to parenthood, our fertility specialists are here for you. We understand that every situation is unique, and that’s why we offer a free consultation that provides you the opportunity to discuss your concerns, ask questions, and explore potential solutions tailored to your specific needs.

We invite you to take the first step by completing the contact form. Let’s embark on this transformative journey together – toward the hope, joy, and fulfillment that a successful pregnancy can bring.

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