Fertility & IVF Support

We love working with both men and women on their fertility journey using a combination of Chinese herbal medicine, nutritional supplements and acupuncture. Contact us today or make an appointment so we can create comprehensive plan to assist you on your fertility journey.




Infertility affects both men and women with current statistics stating it affects one in 6 couples of reproductive age.The modern lifestyle can contribute significantly to infertility.  Stress, long working schedules, poor dietary choices and nutrient deficiencies are known to have an impact on our body’s ability to function optimally to achieve conception.  

Many common health conditions are found to contribute to an inability to conceive as well as recurring miscarriage. 


These may include: 

  • Endometriosis

  • Adenomyosis

  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome

  • Male factor infertility

  • Thyroid disease or autoimmunity 

  • Anxiety/Stress

  • Luteal phase insufficiency 

  • Irregular or absent menstruation

  • Decreased ovarian reserve

  • Elevated FSH levels

  • Uterine fibroids


Healthy sperm, healthy eggs and a heathy uterine environment results in healthy fertility and conception!  Most patients are not infertile but what we call ‘subfertile.’ Subfertiliy is a term used when couples take longer than usual to get pregnant.  This is where a preconception care program may be of benefit to you.

Why choose acupuncture and herbal medicine?


Patients come to us because they may have been diagnosed with unexplained fertility or they may want to seek something different to try before turning to IVF. Maybe you have a diagnosis of polycystic ovaries or endometriosis and would like to be prepared for the best outcomes. Where ever you are in you fertility journey we would love to assist you.


Preconception care 


Our pre conception care consultations are offered for both men and women.   We provide support for both IVF/IUI treatments as well as natural fertility.  Using a comprehensive approach to address fertility we combine acupuncture, herbal medicine, dietary therapy, fertility massage, biomedical testing and supplementation.




During our consultations we aim to:

  • Identify the underlying causes of infertility

  • Help you understand your cycle and your fertile window

  • Promote healthy and balanced hormones and menstrual cycle

  • Improve sperm and egg quality to ensure healthy embryo production

  • Improve blood flow to the uterus and ovaries prior to conception

  • Ensure endometrial lining is nourished, healthy and adequate for implantation

  • Provide dietary and lifestyle guidance ensuring adequate nutrition and supplementation as required

  • Provide support for emotional balance and a reduction in stress levels


Timeframes are different for each couple that visits us. Generally 3-12 months are what may be required to achieve the desired results.


It is now understood that not only does acupuncture benefit the outcomes of IVF but it also has an ability to reduce treatment induced stress levels associated with fertility treatments and medications.


We recommend receiving acupuncture twice weekly in the month leading up to your transfer to increase IVF success rates (ideally after a pre-conception care program). However, if you are currently undergoing preparation for IVF we can work in with where you are at in your cycle.  IVF support pre and post transfer involves treating patients the day before or day of embryo transfer followed by a second treatment the day after transfer.

Ballarat-Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine

Dr Frances Tobeck - Chinese Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture - Eleanor Collins - Acupuncture 
Traditional Chinese Acupuncture, Cupping, Moxibustion, Diet and lifestyle counselling

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