Pre-Conception Care



At Dr Christine Fertility Clinic, we encourage women to conceive naturally by taking consultation from certified doctors along with regular acupuncture therapy combined with Chinese herbal medicine. (Source:

We believe that women should monitor their body temperature in order to know when they start to ovulate. This might be the best time for a couple to have intercourse because this time is known to be the most fertile for women to conceive. Now that you know that waiting for ovulation period is important, the next step is to identify when you will be ovulating.

How do you know when you are ovulating?

Here are some of the signs:

  • Mucus changes
  • Vaginal Secretions of cervical fluid (ie. Increase stretchy fluid)
  • Change in body temperature
  • Change in sex hormones

The duration of ovulation is usually between 6 to 12 hours. If you are still unsure, it is also good to check with ovulation pee sticks.

Acupuncture Role to assist in natural fertility

1. Maintaining a regular menstrual cycle

Acupuncture may help in managing stress levels and thus help in maintaining hormonal balance. As hormone imbalances leads to endometriosis, pcos, as well as an irregular menstrual cycle. Eliminating this issue may be able to assist the chance of one's being fertile.

2. Improving well-being and overall health for men and women

Since the blood flow has increased because it has been stimulated through acupuncture, automatically the body may get better nourishment. The blood carries nutrients such as sugar, oxygen, and hormones. When the blood circulation is enhanced, the vital functions also become better and hence, may help couples' ability to conceive.

3. Strengthening the uterus lining and enhancing the possibility of conception

This is also important for women who are in the first trimester, as it may affect the chance of miscarriages. Therefore, acupuncture is suggested in conjunction with regular medical supervision for the first trimester not only during the process of conception.

4. Acupuncture combined with Chinese Herbal medicine (TCM), can give nourishment for both the fetus and women who try to conceive

Chinese herbal medicine (TCM) may help in managing high-stress levels during pregnancy. By combining acupuncture and Chinese medicine, couples may have a higher chance to conceive naturally.

5. Acupuncture therapy may help Endometriosis symptoms and may assist the chance of being conceived

Endometriosis is a condition where the blood does not flow to the areas it should be. A professional acupuncturist is able to points to areas of the body that may relieve stress and induce relaxation, which leads to regulating hormones, oxygen and nutrients in the body. This may improve Endometriosis symptoms.

6. Balance the hormone and release endorphin levels, reducing stress and increase the level of happiness

The levels of testosterone in women need to be reduced if a woman is trying to conceive. Acupuncture may assist by regulating hormone imbalances and reduce testosterone level. Not only the level of testosterone reduces, but the endorphin levels also may be released; which results in less stress and increasing the ability to conceive.

7. Increase the quality and quantity of sperms

Over the past decade, the quality of sperms in men is reduced due to stress, imbalance hormones and other factors. Therefore, it might be helpful for men to do acupuncture as it may impact the couple to conceive. According to research, men who received regular acupuncture (2 times a week) has better quality sperms and increase the quantity as well. Hence, there might be a higher chance of conception for couples who would like to have a baby. (Source:

Success Rate

According to Dr Kenneth Snell from IVF Acupuncture Clinic in NSW, said that out of the women who received acupuncture treatment regularly 70.8% of them conceived naturally. Not only that, he also said that 72% of them were aged between 30 to 40 years old. Therefore, do not lose hope if you already over 30 or 35 and has not been pregnant yet, there is still a chance for you to conceive naturally.

At our clinic, we are able to assist you to manage with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), endometriosis, recurrent miscarriages, male infertility, stress and anxiety problems, post-natal depression, natural induction labour, IVF acupuncture, unexplained infertility, low ovarian reserve, hormones imbalances, and ovulatory disorders.

It is scientifically proven that acupuncture combined with five elements of music could reduce the severity of depression in female patients, according to NCBI publication.

Discover more about our range of services by contacting our team. Make an appointment by calling (03) 9820 8651 and we will be happy to discuss your requirements and arrange a consultation. You can also leave your details in our contact form and we will get back to you as soon as we can.