Discussions and Solutions of Infertility

Infertility, Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine

You've heard this before: "We thought we couldn't have children, we finally decided to adopt, and then I became pregnant!" Your fertility problem has put you on an emotional roller coaster of sadness, frustration, anger, and disappointment.  The resulting stress has been shown in may instances to actually decrease fertility in both women and men.  Acupuncture increases your fertility by reducing this stress.   In addition, the success rates for procedures such as I.V.F. and G.I.F.T. increase when you add stress reduction to your fertility program! At our Center, we are devoted to helping you achieve your goal.

Acupuncture and Herbal Therapy are ancient methods used for the treatment and prevention of disease. These systems are as ancient and effective as any other medical techniques used in the world today. They have been practiced consistently for the past five thousand years in the Orient. One quarter of the world's population uses acupuncture and herbs as their main form of health care. Although acupuncture has been used in England, France, and Germany for several hundred years, only in the past two decades has acupuncture and herbal medicine been recognized in the United States. The benefits of acupuncture and herbal medicine in treatment for the infertile couple can be found in early medical literature dating back to 11AD. Not only do these techniques assist in regulating the menstrual cycle and invigorating the sperm, but they also serve to enhance the function of the whole body. This "whole body" health approach, in turn, provides a key to unlock unlimited potential in healing. This is especially appropriate for the over 40 couple as it stimulates overall health to effect reproductive health.

PMS, amenorrhea, endometriosis, blocked fallopian tubes, immune system irregularities and infertility related hormonal problems yield to many of these traditional procedures. Furthermore, herbal formulas have been shown to be effective in raising sperm count and motility. The highly technical and expensive methods used in Western Medicine are supported by the use acupuncture and herbs.

There are several advantages to using Alternative Medicine as an approach to heightening a couple's capacity to conceive.


  1. Alternative Medicine practitioners see the person as an integrated mind/body organism, not just treating symptoms/diseases but treating the whole person. We use acupuncture and herbs to stimulate the body's natural healing potential by treating root causes rather than just symptoms.
  2. Acupuncture and herbal medicine used in the treatment of infertility, minimizes undesired side effects and accumulated toxicity from invasive procedures and drug therapies, known and unknown.
  3. Acupuncture and herbal medicine may be used to strengthen and balance one's general health so that A.R.T. procedures are more effective. The patient derives general health benefits and endocrine system balancing from specific acupuncture and herbal regimens. Pregnancy becomes easier to achieve and postpartum recuperation occurs more rapidly.
  4. The widespread use of acupuncture/herbal medicine suggests that it is a complete system of traditional medicine and can be used with or without the integration of Western medical techniques. The use of acupuncture and herbs combined with modern procedures seem to work best.

Mike Berkley is Director of the New York Center for Acupuncture and Alternative Medicine, LLP .  He has been interviewed by WEVD Radio, as well as NY1 News. He has lectured at the Juilliard School of Music, The Learning Annex, RESOLVE, The American Infertility Assocication and has been a featured speaker at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City.  He is a member in good standing of the American Pain Society, The American Association of Oriental Medicine, The American Society of Acupuncturists, The Endometriosis Association, The Fibromyalgia Association, the National Chronic Pain Outreach Association, Resolve, and The American Infertility Association.

Dr Berkley's specialty is in treating gynecological disorders including PMS, infertility, endometriosis, ovulation related migraine headaches and irregular and painful periods. Using acupuncture, herbs, electromedicine, tissue/muscle manipulation and nutritional and lifestyle counseling, He has helped to turn many people's lives around.

In addition to being an expert practitioner of acupuncture and herbal medicine, Dr. Berkley has tremendous compassion and empathy for all his patients. His goal is to help each and every patient regain their health and vitality by using natural medicine which is extremely effective and powerful but offers no negative side-effects.

Questions may be directed to  Mike Berkley at or you may E-mail Mike Berkley at

New York Center for Acupuncture
and AlternativeMedicine, LLP

157 West 57th Street, Suite 702
New York, New York, 10019

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