Pulse Taking for Fertility

What does Traditional Chinese Medicine benefit?

Traditional Chinese Medicine is a comprehensive system of medicine based on over 5,000 years of knowledge and understanding of the human body and mind. It is the fastest growing health care system in the United States today and the longest continually practiced medicine in the world.

The range of TCM"s benefits are vast and expansive, including many of the physical, mental and emotional aspects of fertility, pregnancy, labor and delivery, women's health and more.

Because of this, our practice at Mitchell Family Acupuncture in Berkeley is just as extensive. We specialize in a personalized approach fertility, pregnancy, post partum and health for women and men, honoring Eastern tradition and combining it with Western principles and lifestyle.

Traditional Chinese Medicine Benefits

Pregnancy Care

  • Early pregnancy supportive care
  • Healthy twin pregnancy
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Hyperemesis
  • Ectopic pregnancy prevention
  • Recurrent miscarriage
  • Support for Inevitable Miscarriage & DNC
  • Digestive health
  • Constipation and hemorrhoids
  • Varicose veins
  • Edema
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Musculoskeletal conditions such as back pain, pelvic and hip pain
  • Fatigue
  • Itching in pregnancy
  • Edema
  • Vaginal flora balancing and vaginal infections
  • Genital herpes
  • UTI and other Infections
  • Hypertension disorders including pregnancy-induced hypertension
  • Gestational diabetes

Women's Health

  • Amenorrhea
  • Breast health
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Hormone balancing and irregular periods
  • Menopausal health
  • Menstrual health and cramping
  • High prolactin levels
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • PMS

Labor and Delivery Care

  • Breech and posterior presentation
  • Preparation for a medical Induction
  • Prebirth acupuncture to prepare the body for an efficient labor
  • Acupressure taught to support people to use for pain relief during labor & delivery
  • Labor Induction
  • Labor Support
  • Postpartum Support
  • Postpartum recovery
  • Energy restoration
  • Swelling and pain
  • Breast infection
  • Insufficient lactation
  • Pelvic pain
  • Perineal recovery
  • Cesarean recovery
  • Breast engorgement


  • Promotes vibrant reproductive health
  • Regulates the menstrual cycle
  • Lowers stress
  • Increases endometrial lining
  • Increases follicular health
  • Boosts libido
  • Treats Fibroids, Cysts, PCOS and Endometriosis
  • Heals fallopian tubes
  • Promotes ovulation and enhances ovarian health
  • Promotes implantation
  • Balances hormones and regulates the thyroid
  • Enhances the immune system
  • Increases likelihood of conception with IVF and ART
  • Treats ovarian hyper-stimulation
  • Increases energy

For Men

  • Increases sperm volume
  • Improves sperm motility
  • Improves sperm morphology
  • Lowers stress
  • Increases energy
  • Increases libido

    In Addition to Our Specialty Areas We Treat

    • Adrenal Health
    • Allergies
    • Arthritis
    • Asthma
    • Bladder/Kidney Problems
    • Colds & Flus
    • Constipation/Diarrhea
    • Cough/Bronchitis
    • Depression
    • Diabetes
    • Dizziness
    • Fatigue
    • Gastrointestinal Disorders
    • Headaches & Migraines
    • Immune System Disorders
    • Lymes
    • Heart Problems
    • High Blood Pressure
    • High Cholesterol
    • Insomnia
    • Pain, Trauma, Swelling & Injuries
    • Sciatica
    • Sinusitis
    • Skin Conditions
    • TMJ
    • Vital Health and Wellness
    • Weight Loss

    For MORE conditions that acupuncture treats, please visit the UCSD Center for Integrative Medicine.

    • I can't say enough good things about Amy.  I saw her when my partner and I were trying to conceive our second child and throughout my pregnancy.  She was thorough, thoughtful, and compassionate.  Her care really helped ease both the physical and emotional challenges of conception and pregnancy.
      — H.L.
    • A dear friend who happens to be an Emergency Doctor led me straight away to Amy when I told her I was looking for a fertility acupuncturist. The minute I met Amy I knew I met a very special person and healer. I highly recommend Amy and feel blessed and secure knowing she is by my side on my fertility journey.
      — T.B.
    • I’ve been having chronic back and wrist pains for about seven years now. The acute pain in my wrist and the ongoing back issues became too much for me.  Alison treated me, and within 2 visits the pain had subsided. After a few more visits, I couldn’t believe the difference it made!
      — J.H.
    • My patient who I referred to Alison began to weep when she described her experience of acupuncture with Alison to me. The relief was so tangible that any doubt she had in her mind about the efficacy of the medicine was gone.
      — A.M.