Fertility Acupuncture Programs

Dr. Miller is a Fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine board and fertility expert. Health Pointe Jacksonville offers comprehensive treatment programs designed to enhance and enrich fertility and help couples turn their dreams of having a baby a reality

Our fertility program helps to optimize your fertility. Boosting your ability to conceive naturally or with any upcoming ART procedures

The decision to start a family can bring so much joy and excitement. Yet, if you have been trying to conceive for a while those emotions get clouded with feelings of frustration, helplessness, overwhelm or anger.

Acupuncture and Chinese medicine can assist you in any stage of infertility. Whether you are trying naturally, struggling with infertility, or already undergoing ART (Artificial Reproductive Technology) we are here to help!

We use integrative, research backed approaches to bringing your body into balance and support your fertility goals.

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FERTILITY

Hormone balancing
Male and female treatment
Improvement of blood flow
Improvement of organ function
Anxiety and stress relief
Fertility coaching
Fertility specific herbal formulas and supplements
Natural conception treatment programs

Customized to your needs and timeline

COMPLEX FERTILITY

Hormonal balancing
Management of pre-existing conditions
Management of miscarriage-related challenges
Hormonal balancing
Male and female treatment
Improvement of blood flow
Improvement of organ function
Anxiety and stress relief
Fertility herbs and supplements
Customized to your needs and timeline

WOMEN’S HEALTH

Address general women’s health concerns
Hormonal balancing
Irregular period regulation
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
Endometriosis
Hormonal acne
Hormonally-charged headaches
Mood regulation
Anxiety and stress
Early-onset menopause
Menopause
Postmenopause

PREGNANCY AND POSTPARTUM

Pregnancy maintenance
Miscarriage reduction
Hormonal balancing
Monitoring and management of symptoms
Strengthening of placenta
Flipping breech babies
Pregnancy-related anxiety, stress, and depression relief
Birthing prep and support
Postpartum healing support
Postpartum depression and anxiety

Targeted Acupuncture Fertility Treatments

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine can assist you in any stage of infertility.

It makes sense that healthy bodies are more likely to make healthy babies. Therefore, as you begin to consider starting a family, it is necessary to commit to investing in your health and body prior to conception in order to get in the best fertility shape possible.

The acupuncture fertility plan here at Health Pointe Jacksonville begins with a full health history that will be used to develop a personalized plan to increase your chances of conceiving. For natural conception fertility assisted treatments we suggest committing to 3-6 months of treatment. While some patients have success in as little as 6 weeks conceiving, others may take a longer course of treatment.*

Common treatment prescriptions for fertility may include acupuncture & oriental medicine techniques, herbal prescriptions, nutritional and exercise adjustments, lifestyle changes, patient education, or a combination of all the above to bring your system back to its proper and highest functioning state. Many fertility acupuncturists refer to this treatment phase as “harvesting the soil before planting the seed”.

Benefits for Females

Acupuncture and Chinese medicine may enhance fertility by:

  • Regulating the menstrual cycle*
  • Regulating FSH & hormone levels to produce a larger number of follicles*
  • Increasing blood flow to the uterus and increasing the thickness of the uterine lining*
  • Improving the function of the ovaries to produce better quality eggs*
  • Increasing libido*
  • Correcting blocked fallopian tubes*
  • Enhancing response to IVF while lessening side effects of IVF on the body*
  • Relaxing the mind & body*
  • Preventing miscarriage*

Benefits for Males

Traditional Chinese medical theory applies equally for male factor infertility. A man’s low sperm count, poor motility, morphology, or sexual dysfunction can be treated with great success. Treatments assist this process by:

  • Improving sperm count and motility*
  • Increasing libido*
  • Correcting erectile dysfunction*
  • Increasing semen quantity*

IVF/IUI-Acupuncture Combined Treatment

Several landmark research studies have shown that combining acupuncture with the IVF pre and post embryonic transfer dramatically increases the chances for conception by as much as 50%. And that’s just for the day-of-transfer treatment statistic.

For best results, our acupuncture assisted IVF treatment program begins with weekly treatments several weeks prior to the stimulatory phase of the IVF cycle, twice weekly during the stimulatory phase, continues through the implantation procedure with a pre and/or post transfer treatment, as well as one week after the transfer. These additional treatments help to prepare the patient for optimum fertility and to achieve even better results. The transfer-specific treatments can better boost conception rates by as much as 70%.²

Considering the national average of conception with the first IVF treatment alone is just 24%, and most couples will go through 3-5 rounds of IVF cycles, a 70% increased boost using acupuncture assistance is A LOT!

IUI patients are typically treated 1-2 times per week throughout, with increased frequency as necessary.

Acupuncture works to improve success rates of these interventions by increasing blood flow to the ovaries during the stimulation phase of IVF or a medicated IUI cycle, improving the effectiveness of the drugs given. It also relaxes the uterus and addresses uterine spasm after embryo transfer or IUI. Acupuncture also reduces stress and offsets side effects from the fertility drugs.*

Client Acupuncture Reviews

  • My husband and I were undergoing IVF and were willing to try anything and everything. Julee was exactly what I needed to supplement my treatments. She specializes in infertility and very clinical in her approach. She wanted to know my lining and follicle sizes to help guide her treatment. I felt I was in good hands and I'm so grateful to have found her to also help destress. When she put points for my sinuses, I'd fall asleep in a drop of a dime. I am now going to her to help sustain the preganacy! <3 I highly recommended her and her staff!
    Lisa V
  • “Dr. Julee and her entire staff are wonderful! I immediately felt comfortable and welcomed. I first started seeing Dr. Julee after being unable to conceive for a year and half. My diagnosis was “unexplained infertility.” I had previously been going to a different acupuncturist for fertility and I can tell you that they did not even compare to Dr. Julee! She is incredibly knowledgeable and professional. Within just a few sessions, I had some significant changes to my cycle (shorter period, less cramps etc). Regular treatments with Dr. Julee and an IUI did the trick! I am happy to say that I am now pregnant and honestly don’t think I would be here without the help of Dr Julee :).”
    S. Fon
  • I have been trying to find relief for many health problems for years. I have tried just about every approach available in western medicine. Nothing was helping and I was frustrated. I was initially hesitant to try acupuncture because it seemed like such a simple thing, too simple to actually make a difference. After just four sessions, my sleep and digestion are better. I have better endurance phsyically and my joints are in significantly less pain. Menstruation is less painful. I didn't believe this would actually work, yet it did. The Staff at Health Pointe Jacksonville are lovely. They are friendly and accommodating. I am able to schedule my appointments after work so I don't have to take time off. The facility is clean and closely follows safety protocols for COVID. I highly recommend Health Pointe Jacksonville Acupuncture!
    Sara H
  • I can't say enough wonderful things about my experience at Health Pointe Jacksonville. The cleanliness of the practice, professionalism of the staff and knowledge of Dr. Miller surpassed my expectations. Dr. Miller was very invested in our fertility struggles and truly cares about her patients. Thank you, Dr. Miller for helping us conceive. I went to Health Pointe Jacksonville for biweekly acupuncture sessions as recommended by her individualized treatment plan. After 7 weeks of treatments, we conceived and are expecting. I highly recommend Health Pointe Jacksonville for anyone interested in receiving acupuncture. They are the best.
    Sara H
  • I attend Health Pointe Twice a week and so far it is the best experience of my life. I leave each appointment feeling refreshed. Dr. Julee is great. The staff is very attentive and caring. You will not regret coming here.
    Samantha N
  • I've been incredibly pleased with my experience with Dr. Julee and her team! I started seeing Dr. Julee in early January for infertility after trying to conceive for a year and a half and experiencing a heartbreaking miscarriage at 10 weeks the previous fall. She asked me to give her three months (12 weeks) of treatments. Fortunately, thanks to Dr. Julee and her team, we were able to conceive naturally after 3 months - just as she had promised. I'm delighted to say that I'm currently 18 weeks pregnant and I've had a happy and healthy pregnancy. Dr. Julee has felt like my advocate and partner throughout this entire process, and for that I'm most grateful. I highly recommend her!
    Crystal B

Once pregnant, continued care and treatments
may be suggested to:

  • Decrease chance of miscarriage
  • Prevent & treat morning sickness
  • Provide support during the pregnancy to make it a comfortable time for the-mom-to-be
  • Naturally ‘turn’ breeched presentation
  • Induce labor naturally
  • Help speed up physical recovery after giving birth
  • Treat post-partum blues
  • Support post-partum with breast milk supply and flow

Services Offered

  • Fertility Consultation & Acupuncture Therapy
  • Diet Therapy support
  • Biweekly acupuncture therapy to support optimal uterine lining & follicular growth during the stimulation follicular phase
  • Pre & Post IUI or IVF Acupuncture Treatment
  • Weekly miscarriage prevention treatments typically to week 12-15 of pregnancy for high risk patients
  • Monthly Pregnancy Wellness & Balancing Acupuncture Therapy

Prenatal care

Prenatal acupuncture can provide SAFE and gentle care during this most precious time of your life. These treatments can provide relief of so many discomforts experienced in pregnancy including: sciatica, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome (AKA prenatal hand numbness), nausea, depression, headaches, fatigue and breech position. Receiving acupuncture during pregnancy statistically reduces labor and delivery pains and allows for a smoother and healthier delivery.

*Results may vary

¹http://www.theguardian.com/society/2008/feb/08/health.healthandwellbeing

²Paulus, Wolfgang, MD, et al.,” Influence of Acupuncture on the pregnancy rate in patients who undergo assisted reproduction therapy.” American Society for Reproductive Medicine / Elsevier Science Inc (Fertility & Sterility, April 2002, Vol.77, No.4).

Fertility Assessment Quiz

Infertility affects 1 in 8 couples. It’s never too early or late to work towards optimal fertility. Learn if acupuncture can help you!