Reproductive Support

Reproductive Support

Acupuncture is an amazing tool which aims to promote balance of body, mind and soul with the ability to treat a wide variety of health conditions. Our reproductive support treatments are individually tailored and holistic, administered in a calm, nurturing and supportive environment.

One in six Australian couples struggle to conceive.

It can be a stressful time in their life, but stress and anxiety further impede their chances of falling pregnant.

Acupuncture is a fantastic tool that promotes the balance of body, mind and soul.

This ancient method allows acupuncturists to treat various modern-day health conditions.

Our holistic Life Synergy reproductive support treatments are individually tailored and administered in a calm, nurturing and supportive environment.

There is evidence that acupuncture may help improve fertility in women with conditions like polycystic ovary syndrome, hypothyroidism and ovulation problems.

Our Life Synergy practitioners understand how stressful it is for couples undergoing IVF. Many of our IVF patients have told us they feel anxious and scared about the procedure's success.

We know that acupuncture often helps our patients feel less stressed, improves relaxation and boosts well-being.

Acupuncture activates the parasympathetic nervous system, which initiates the relaxation response.

When we feel anxious, our body goes into sympathetic dominance, which can manifest physically.

This can cause oxidative and inflammatory microflora in the uterus, hindering fertility.

Many Australian IVF clinics encourage their patients to also try acupuncture, naturopathy or massage as part of their treatment.

Acupuncture can also help lower anxiety when it’s time to transfer the embryo.

Research shows women who had acupuncture before and after the embryo transfer procedure increased their pregnancy rate from 26 per cent to 42 per cent.

Our Life Synergy team has enjoyed some tremendous success over the years with the reproductive support treatments we offer couples wanting to conceive.

It’s a joy when one of our IVF patients tells us they are pregnant.


In vitro fertilisation, known widely simply as IVF, dates back to 1978 and is a treatment where fertilisation occurs outside the body.

IVF involves cultivating female eggs with male sperm in a laboratory to create fertilised eggs called an embryo.

Then, the strongest embryo is transferred into the womb in a controlled laboratory environment.

Couples struggling to conceive for over a year often consider a round of IVF.

Women can also try in vitro fertilisation if they have blocked fallopian tubes, endometriosis, amenorrhea (no period) or low hormone health.

IVF is also used when men have a low sperm count.

Diet & Exercise

We suggest moderate exercise three times a week and moving for around 30 minutes daily. In addition, it’s important to ensure you eat a nourishing diet rich in lean proteins and fresh fruit and vegetables before, during and after pregnancy. Women who are overweight or underweight can experience difficulty conceiving.

Smoking and Alcohol

Research shows smoking increases the risk of miscarriage, premature birth and low birth weight babies. Research also indicates that alcohol increases the risk of birth defects. Therefore, we advocate that women trying to conceive and new mothers should not smoke or drink alcohol.

Stress & Anxiety

It is crucial to effectively manage stress and anxiety by making time to relax and unwind. Women undergoing IVF could also consider incorporating acupuncture, massage, yoga and meditation into their week and prioritising sleep.


High amounts of caffeine have been shown to increase the risk of miscarriage. It can be easy to consume too much caffeine because it can be found in coffee, chocolate, energy drinks and soft drinks. If you must have coffee, drop down to only one daily but preferably switch to decaffeinated green tea.

Vitamins and Folinic Acid

Taking a daily dose of a good pregnancy multi-vitamin is always beneficial to ensure you get all the A, B and C vitamins you need. In addition, zinc, B6 and Magnesium will help reduce stress and anxiety. Folic acid and B12 are essential for good DNA development, and we recommend you take them for several months before trying to conceive.

IVF (In vitro fertilisation) is a treatment in which fertilisation occurs outside the body dating back to 1978. It involves culturing of female eggs with male sperm in a laboratory to create fertilised eggs (embryo). In a controlled laboratory environment, the strongest embryo is then transferred into the womb.

Generally, couples who have been trying to conceive for over 1 year, or have the following:

Many IVF clinics recommend Acupuncture, Naturopathy or massage as complementary modalities to their patients.

Acupuncture is an ancient healing system utilised throughout the world for over 3,500 years. Traditional Chinese medicine is based on the treatment of specific acupuncture points located on energy pathways called meridians throughout the body.


Energy, or ‘Qi’ flows along the meridians to promote optimal function and balance in the body. Internal and external influences can block or damage this flow resulting in pain, disease or emotional imbalance. Each acupuncture point has a specific action and is carefully selected as part of your individually tailored treatment plan to remove blockages, increase circulation and stimulate the nervous system. By regulating the Qi, balance is achieved, ultimately restoring the function and health of the body, mind and soul.

Extremely fine needles are placed on the acupuncture points located on the meridian channels that run throughout the body. Commonly the needles aren’t felt at all. Instead, an experience of feeling light and deeply relaxed during treatments with an enhanced feeling of well-being are experienced following treatment. At Life Synergy we often incorporate body work or Chinese massage as an adjunct to acupuncture to enhance the treatment effects by stimulating circulation and allowing the body to relax optimally.