Natural Fertility

Looking for Fertility Acupuncture in Melbourne?

At Femme Vital, Ilana is very experienced in supporting men and women with fertility concerns, including IVF and pregnancy support.

Wanting to Improve Your Fertility Naturally?

Then you have found the place to support natural fertility. Holistically with the ancient wisdom of Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs, and the modern discipline of Coaching.

Acupuncture is commonly used to improve fertility.

Chinese Medicine has been used for over two thousand years to improve natural fertility. If you are ready to have a baby, now is the time to start preparing your mind, body and soul. There is a lot of research regarding acupuncture and fertility/IVF outcomes. This recent study found that acupuncture has low risks, and may be effective when compared with no adjunctive treatment. It also suggested it increased clinical pregnancies and live births (Smith et. al., 2019).

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Pre-conception Care, Acupuncture & Chinese Herbs help make a healthy baby.

Not because you are getting old. But because it is your dream and priority to be a parent and share this wonderful world with your child.

Much preliminary research shows that acupuncture can improve menstrual cycle and prevent early miscarriage, and that further extensive studies are required.

Natural Fertility

Infertility rates  are increasing all around the world. For many reasons; choosing to have babies later, not meeting the right person to too many toxins in the diet. You may have underlying issues that make it harder for you to be pregnant. Ilana has over 9 years of clinical experience supporting men and women to be healthy, balance hormones and support fertility.

What To Expect with Chinese Medicine for Fertility

An Initial Holistic Consultation examines your health, diet, mindset and lifestyle factors. So you can discover why you can’t get pregnant. Could you be doing something that is preventing the pregnancy?

Maybe you know what you issue is or what needs to change, buy you need support as have failed in the past.

Maybe your diet needs a clean up, or you don’t even know when you are ovulating.

Perhaps you have just come of the pill, or have done various rounds of IVF unsuccessfully, or aren’t getting your period.

You can be supported, guided and treated with Chinese Medicine which has been used for hundreds of years empirically to support natural fertility.

Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture

Acupuncture involves the use of single-use only sterile needles on certain acupoints in the body. A complete diagnosis is made according to the state of your qi and blood. Whether you have deficiency or stagnation and then if you have any impacting factors such as heat, cold or dampness. Points are selected to rectify and adjust your energetic imbalances along with complimentary modalities. Moxibustion, cupping or gua sha as needed and prescribed specifically for you.

When Is It Best To Have Treatment?

Frequency and type of treatment is prescribed specifically to your needs. Acupuncture is safe, gentle, effective and relaxing. You can have acupuncture at any point in your normal cycle, IVF cycle and pregnancy. Especially when you are in the hands of a knowledgeable and experienced Acupuncturist.

Chinese Herbs

Chinese Herbal Medicine can support natural fertility, pregnancy and women’s health. In most fertility cases, herbs are important for you as they support your body to be stronger and healthier. A prescribed Chinese Herbal Formula has functional actions to treat signs and symptoms that affect your fertility. Such as late ovulation, luteal phase defect to scanty periods (affecting the uterine lining)? Usually with fertility you need to clear the old blood out of the body before your body is strengthened. Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs can move blood stagnation. Blood stagnation occurs as we age and due to other factors such as having a history of chronic health issues, age, emotional stress and trauma.

Ilana has studied a Masters Degree in Chinese Herbal Medicine and has taught TCM Gynaecology at University level.

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Chinese Herbal Medicine uses roots, leaves, stems, twigs and flowers for fertility

Coaching & Mindset

Your mind leads your body. It doesn’t matter how healthy you are in every other aspect of your life it you lack self-confidence, love and belief… your health, natural fertility and life is affected. You will be encouraged to embrace these aspects in yourself and your life because these are the fundamental law of living well and in harmony.


For your body to be good strong, healthy and reproductively fit that makes good blood and energy: you need a supportive lifestyle. If you are a women in a high-pressure role, you must learn how to manage your stress. You need the time and energy to look after yourself so you can conceive. Or you may need motivation to exercise and live a healthy lifestyle. It could be you need to change habits that are exhausting you, then you don’t have the energy to conceive.

Chinese Herbal Medicine in a cup
Herbal Medicine helps improve your blood and energy which is vital for conception


Diet is considered and you will be advised what it is you need to eat. Essentials such as antioxidants, fibre, micro & macro, nutrients and minerals for optimum fertility.

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Specific types of exercise are excellent for your fertility


Unfortunately addictions are ruining and running your life rather than serving you. Everything you do now affects your sperm and egg health for up to the next 120 days. Part of this journey involves letting go and enjoying balance for you and your body. Alcohol, drugs, medications, stress, poor diet and mental illness can all affect your fertility.


The frequency and quality of your sex drive and life greatly affects your ability to conceive. You would be surprised how many people have sex issues and how they gravely affect your fertility. A connected, loving and intimate relationship can provide you the perfect ingredients for a health baby.


There are some basic supplements that are key for ensuring you are fertile. You will find out which essential minerals and vitamins you are missing and need to get fertile.

Vegetables are full of antioxidants, fibre and minerals for optimum fertility

Fertility Foods

In Chinese Medicine some foods are particularly special for improving fertility. These include raw egg, seeds, nuts, berries, bone broth, liver, seaweed, oysters, fruits and vegetables. Special fats such as butter as ghee (all preferably organic of course) are essential. Eating berries can improve your fertility, red berries tonify the blood and are rich in anti-oxidants.

Test Results

Bring any relevant tests, operation, scan results or reports to your appointment that you would like Ilana to consider for you.


Smith, C.A., Armour, M., Shewamene, Z., Tan, H.Y., Norman, R.J. & Johnson, N.P. (2019).

Acupuncture performed around the time of embryo transfer: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Reproductive Biomedicine Online. March 2019 Volume 38, Issue 3, Pages 364–379DOI:

Fertility Acupuncture Consultations

At Femme Vital, expect the best holistic health consultation, coaching, tailored treatment and advice with 12 years experience supporting wellbeing with acupuncture and Chinese herbs.

For in Clinic or Online appointments Book Online or contact us on 03 9005 6730, by appointment only.

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