Fertility Acupuncture for Natural Conception and Pregnancy in Keene and Nashua, NH

“Although I entered Cup of Life for fertility assistance, I was pleasantly surprised to receive holistic healing from the ground up, far beyond acupuncture! After 3 months of weekly visits, I received a positive pregnancy test. We highly recommend Cup of Life for all manner of healing needs.” ~Emily, 36, M.D., Family Medicine

* Individual results vary. No guarantee of specific results is warranted or implied and your results will depend on many factors (full disclaimer)

Improving Your Chances of Conception with Fertility Acupuncture in Keene and Nashua, NH

Are you facing challenges on your journey to parenthood? Does it seem like no matter how hard you try, you’re still not getting pregnant? Do you have an underlying condition that negatively impacts your fertility?

At Cup of Life Healing Center, we understand the emotional and physical hurdles individuals and couples face. We get it because we’ve been there. Our personal history with fertility struggles guides our passion as acupuncture fertility specialists.

That is why we aim to provide the best fertility acupuncture near you with a personalized, compassionate, holistic approach to getting pregnant.

Who Do We Help?

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This page is for you if you are looking for a natural fertility clinic and:

  • You are trying to conceive naturally and want to optimize your chances of success.
  • You have been trying to conceive for 12+ months and are interested in an all-natural approach to optimize success rates.
  • You want to get pregnant but have an underlying condition that negatively impacts your fertility. (PCOS, Endometriosis, Fibroids, Abnormal TSH or T4, Auto-Immune, Advanced Age, Low AMH, etc.).
  • You already have a child(ren) and have been trying to conceive another child for 12+ months.
  • You have been dismissed from your IVF clinic and told there are no other options, but you want to try a holistic approach to getting pregnant.
  • You or your partner have male factor infertility.
  • You want to work with an expert specialist in infertility acupuncture.

If you are undergoing IVF treatment, we can also provide support to increase your chances of success. You can learn more about our highly specialized approach to acupuncture for IVF here. Otherwise, please read on to learn about our natural approach to fertility treatment.

When Should I Begin Fertility Acupuncture?

Typically, the best time to start acupuncture for fertility is around three months before trying to conceive. This allows the body to have at least three menstrual cycles to prepare for conception and healthy pregnancy.

It can take three months or more to:

  1. Regulate the menstrual cycle to predict ovulation more accurately.
  2. Influence hormone levels, such as reducing stress hormones (cortisol) and balancing sex hormones (estrogen and progesterone).
  3. Improve follicular development and egg quality. Ovarian follicles start developing several months before they are released. Changes in egg quality take time.
  4. Improve sperm health in the male partner. It takes about 72 days for a sperm cell to develop fully. Acupuncture may improve sperm quality and motility. However, you need to allow time for new, healthier sperm to replace the older, potentially less healthy ones.

Regardless of timing or circumstances, we can help improve your chances of getting and staying pregnant. So, although starting early is ideal, starting at any time during your fertility journey has a positive impact. Bringing greater balance and harmony to your body will go a long way to increasing your fertility and chances of success. 

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How We Help You Prepare for Fertility Success

Cup of Life Healing Center is a natural fertility clinic. We don’t just focus on treating symptoms. We LISTEN and address you as a whole person. Our holistic approach to getting pregnant includes more than just fertility acupuncture for a comprehensive, natural approach to treating infertility.

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  • Fertility Acupuncture. As acupuncture fertility specialists, we provide expert treatment for your specific infertility condition. We have extensive training and experience with Chinese fertility acupuncture, ensuring the highest standard of care.
  • Chinese Herbal Medicine. We also treat infertility using Chinese Herbal Medicine during the weeks and months before you start and during your fertility journey. Targeted herbs naturally balance hormones and restore the body’s internal resources for conception and pregnancy.
  • Customized Supplements and Nutritional Advice. Knowing exactly which nutrients you need to optimize for the best chances of success can be daunting. We use personalized recommendations and practical adjustments to ensure you get everything needed for conception and healthy pregnancy.
  • Specialized Mind-Body Techniques. Our holistic approach to getting pregnant always includes support to reduce stress and anxiety. We teach you specialized mind-body techniques that help you navigate the mental and emotional challenges of infertility.

Your initial consultation is free. Come meet us in person and learn more.

Or, just call 603-352-3625 and we'll be happy to answer your questions.

Consultations are available for both Keene, NH and Nashua, NH locations.

Initial consults are conducted in person or via Zoom (your choice). Just let us know your preference when booking.

Read more: About Us | Testimonials and Success Stories

* Individual results vary. No guarantee of specific results is warranted or implied and your results will depend on many factors (full disclaimer)

"I found Cup of Life while searching for acupuncture to help with fertility. Prior to my initial free consultation, Cup of Life provided me with the most thorough health history questionnaire I had ever encountered. Upon arrival at Cup of Life, I felt immediately welcomed by Michael and Satya's caring presence. Within minutes of my first visit, I was given a personalized health plan which included nutritional recommendations, stress management techniques, supplements, and positive visualizations. Although I entered Cup of Life for fertility assistance, I was pleasantly surprised to receive holistic healing from the ground up, far beyond acupuncture! Michael and Satya definitely fulfill their mission to provide affordable care that yields desired results. After 3 months of weekly visits, I received a positive pregnancy test. I continued acupuncture throughout my first trimester, and greatly appreciated the support! My husband and I then moved away from New England, however, we continue to enjoy a healthy pregnancy and are awaiting the arrival of our first baby in December of 2021. We are forever grateful for Michael and Satya. It was a privilege to receive their care. We highly recommend Cup of Life for all manner of healing needs." 

--Emily, 36, M.D., Family Medicine 

“My insurance company was not going to pay for my IVF cycle because I could not seem to get my FSH level below 15 and my day 18 estradiol above 100. After a few acupuncture treatments, I have been given the go-ahead because my FSH measured 8, my LH was 24, and my estradiol measured 336 today. Thank you so much.” ~ S.C., 41, Psychologist

"Wow! I'm blown away by how much acupuncture is helping.  My uterine lining measured 11 mm today. I have never had my lining measure above 8 mm, ever.”

~ E.N., 42, Nurse, patient preparing for an IVF cycle

"I cannot remember when I have bled so little.  After the first acupuncture treatment, my bleeding got lighter.  After my second acupuncture treatment, I bled even less.  I expect after this treatment, it may stop bleeding altogether."
Mary --Patient with a long-standing history of continuous menstrual bleeding

“If you're looking for relief from pain issues, whether emotional, physical, or mental, this is the place to go! Michael and Trish are an amazing team! When you are with either Michael for acupuncture or Trish for Reiki you feel cared for and totally refreshed and recharged. Thank you both for doing what you do. You are both blessed with such amazing talents/gifts and we are lucky to have you in this community.” ~ Amy, Small Business Owner

"It was hard to feel hopeful a year ago when I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, a chronic and degenerative autoimmune disease. My rheumatology team at Cheshire Medical is amazing, but my body has not embraced any of the immune suppressants we've tried so far. This past winter, I decided to access prolonged treatment from Michael. After two months of weekly treatments, my legs feel so normal sometimes I forget how much function I had lost. My arms are functioning better than they have since 2006. I have no more fibromyalgia and very little pain. Smaller changes also encourage me.  My balance has returned. I no longer groan when doing routine tasks. I am not depressed anticipating more decline. I have hope now that function can be maintained. I owe such a debt of gratitude to Michael, his kindness, his skills. What a treasure his knowledge and abilities are for our community."

G.M. - Author
"I’m happy to report that I’m noticing great strides with my health:  increased interest cut way back on tv, less joint pain, gradually increased energy, lost 10 lbs, finding my sense of humor again, easier releasing anxiety and guilt. It’s all great stuff and I definitely attribute the acupuncture and new supplement regimen."
K.M. - Marketing Professional
"I can't believe how I'm walking no pain. I can feel my legs from my waist all the way down to my toes. I'm walking straighter more balance. I don't know what you're doing but just keep doing it and maybe we can start coming twice a week. I don't know what's happening but this is great. Well, I just wanna just let you know thank you very much I appreciate it so much and I'll see you next week God willing. Thanks."
J.D. - Musician
"I am so thankful for my treatments at Cup of Life.  It was one of the best acupuncture experiences I have encountered. Every time I leave the clinic I feel like I received EXACTLY what I needed."  --N.C. - Psychologist

“Michael is extremely gentle and is entirely committed to making your experience comfortable & healing. He is very skilled at what he does and his treatments are extremely effective! I have been a long-time patient of acupuncture & I find Michael's treatments to be thorough & consistently healing. He also happens to be wonderful with children. My son LOVES coming in for treatments & has been feeling so much better! Michael & his wife Tricia are a gift to our community!!” --Jennifer - 50

“I came to Michael with weird belly distress of many weeks that Western medicine could not diagnose. After just a few acupuncture sessions and the appropriate herbs suggested by Michael, I am 95% better, and continuing to heal! The soothing ambiance is an important part of the healing process, in addition to the skilled, professional treatments.”

Susan - 63 - Academic Administrator

What an AWESOME Healing Center! Tricia (Satya) and Michael greet you like family. They are a great asset to the community and bring healing, relief, and training to so many. Thank you for being a part of all of our lives.”

John – 50 – I.T. Director

“Michael and Tricia (Satya) have each facilitated and supported profound physical and emotional healing journeys for my husband and me. It is a blessing (and a miracle) to have them in our community. I can't thank them enough for the depth of ability and knowledge they offer at Cup of Life.” ~ Gretchen

I would highly recommend trying acupuncture and going to Cup of Life Healing Center. Michael is a very gentle and caring person. He is very knowledgeable and skilled in his field. It was my first experience with acupuncture and he made me feel comfortable and welcome.”

Melissa – 38 – Bank Associate

“Working with Michael has been such a critical part of my self-care regime and has made an enormous impact on my welfare. Highly recommend.”

Laura - 32 - Clinical Psychologist

Types of Fertility Problems We Can Help With

Infertility acupuncture is an effective approach to reproductive medicine for many fertility problems. Whether you are looking for acupuncture to improve egg quality, to address unexplained infertility, or an underlying condition, we can help. As ABORM-certified acupuncture fertility specialists, we are well-versed in addressing a wide range of fertility issues, including:

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  • PCOS
  • Endometriosis
  • Hormonal Imbalances
  • Ovulation Disorders
  • Male Factor Infertility
  • Unexplained Infertility
  • Secondary Infertility
  • Irregular Menstruation
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)
  • Auto-Immune Disorders
  • Abnormal TSH or T4
  • Advanced Maternal Age
  • Primary Ovarian Insufficiency
  • Diminished Ovarian Reserve
  • Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
  • And more...

Your initial consultation is free. Come meet us in person and learn more.

Or, just call 603-352-3625 and we'll be happy to answer your questions.

Consultations are available for both Keene, NH and Nashua, NH locations.

Initial consults are conducted in person or via Zoom (your choice). Just let us know your preference when booking.

Read more: About Us | Testimonials and Success Stories

* Individual results vary. No guarantee of specific results is warranted or implied and your results will depend on many factors (full disclaimer)

How Does Fertility Acupuncture Help?

Fertility acupuncture works to optimize reproductive health naturally. Multiple studies show that acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine for infertility can:

  • Regulate Hormones for Conception and Pregnancy
  • Improve Egg Quality
  • Regulate Menstrual Cycles
  • Increase Pregnancy Rates
  • Calm the Central Nervous System
  • Increase Sperm Count
  • Increase Sperm Quality
  • Nourish Reproductive Organs
  • Improve Circulation
  • Increase Thickness and Receptivity of Uterine Lining
  • And more...

Your initial consultation is free. Come meet us in person and learn more.

Or, just call 603-352-3625 and we'll be happy to answer your questions.

Consultations are available for both Keene, NH and Nashua, NH locations.

Initial consults are conducted in person or via Zoom (your choice). Just let us know your preference when booking.

Read more: About Us | Testimonials and Success Stories

* Individual results vary. No guarantee of specific results is warranted or implied and your results will depend on many factors (full disclaimer)

Why Our Holistic Approach To Getting Pregnant Works So Well…

We address the root cause of your fertility issues

At Cup of Life Healing Center, we don’t just focus on treating symptoms; we address the whole person. This is why so many of our patients have succeeded, even when other therapies didn’t work.

We use a natural process that your doctor or healthcare practitioner may not know about

Doctors may have told you there are no options. This only means there is no solution through conventional treatment.

Our process has helped women get pregnant even when they have not responded to other approaches. We know there is always hope and that It only takes one healthy egg and one healthy sperm to conceive.

We help you awaken your body's natural healing ability

Frustrations can build when you’re not getting pregnant or getting pregnant, but do not stay pregnant. Some tell us it feels l like their body is “broken.” We know otherwise.

Feeling better and balancing the necessary hormones to get pregnant is possible. The body never forgets how to heal itself. Sometimes, it just needs the proper support to get back on track. Our acupuncture fertility specialists know how to do that.

Our process is simple and customized for you

Many times, complicated treatment plans can extend healing times. They add unnecessary stress, which slows down healing. We keep our treatment plans simple but target them specifically for you.

You are more than just numbers on a lab test

While lab values can be helpful, they are not a defining factor for you as a future parent. We focus on you, as a whole person. Are you less tired? Are you thinking more clearly? Is your sleep quality improving? Has your libido returned? 

Our approach ALWAYS includes stress reduction

Fertility struggles often impact more than just the reproductive system. They can take a toll on your nervous system and emotional well-being. We believe in addressing the mind-body connection to reduce stress and anxiety, which can, in turn, positively affect your fertility.

Your initial consultation is free. Come meet us in person and learn more.

Or, just call 603-352-3625 and we'll be happy to answer your questions.

Consultations are available for both Keene, NH and Nashua, NH locations.

Initial consults are conducted in person or via Zoom (your choice). Just let us know your preference when booking.

Read more: About Us | Testimonials and Success Stories

* Individual results vary. No guarantee of specific results is warranted or implied and your results will depend on many factors (full disclaimer)

How Do I Get Started in Cup of Life’s Natural Fertility Treatment Program?

If you’re searching for the best fertility acupuncture clinic near you, look no further than Cup of Life Healing Center. Our process is simple, so it’s easy for you to get started right now.

Request Your Free Initial Consultation

Taking that first step towards fertility treatment can be daunting, so we offer a free initial consultation.

You will meet with your reproductive acupuncture specialist. You can ask questions and we will discuss your fertility concerns and your goals.

Your clinician will also review our four-pronged approach to acupuncture and fertility treatment. We want to ensure our holistic fertility program is a good fit for you and your specific case.

Step 2Detailed Assessment & Treatment Plan

Once your free consultation is complete and we agree to move forward, your next step is the Intake Appointment.

At the Intake Appointment, your clinician will review your history and evaluate the underlying patterns and root cause of your fertility issues. They will create a comprehensive treatment plan specific to you. You will also receive your first acupuncture treatment at this appointment.

You will receive a detailed treatment plan with clear, easy-to-follow instructions to balance hormones for conception and pregnancy. Your treatment plan will include targeted recommendations based on your underlying patterns for key supplements and Chinese herbal medicines. It will also include specific dietary and lifestyle adjustments and specialized mind-body exercises.

Step 3

Active Natural Fertility Treatment

During the treatment phase, you’ll return for once-weekly visits to ensure customized support during each phase of your menstrual cycle. You will receive acupuncture at each visit to help rebalance your hormonal system for the best chances of conception and pregnancy.

We will also monitor your progress. What changes are you noticing? Better sleep? Is your mind calmer? Are friends and family commenting on positive changes? These are all signals that your body is naturally returning to optimal reproductive health.

Step 4Transitional Care for Healthy Pregnancy

Once you become pregnant, we continue weekly visits through the first trimester to provide close support during those critical early pregnancy months.

From here, we’ll reduce the frequency of visits. Typically, we’ll see you through delivery about twice per month and a few visits postpartum to ensure a healthy recovery. After that, you will no longer need regular treatment.

We’ll be here if you ever want to come in for a tune-up or address other health concerns.

Of course, MANY of our patients wish to continue with “ongoing maintenance.” We are happy to set up wellness visits that meet your overall wellness goals.

Step 5

Taking Care of Your Friends and Loved Ones

We are proud that the majority of our new patients are referred to us by other patients or from friends and loved ones who have witnessed the profound changes from our work.

We look forward to also helping YOUR friends, family, loved ones, and coworkers on THEIR journey to a happy, healthy, joyful life.

Your initial consultation is free. Come meet us in person and learn more.

Or, just call 603-352-3625 and we'll be happy to answer your questions.

Consultations are available for both Keene, NH and Nashua, NH locations.

Initial consults are conducted in person or via Zoom (your choice). Just let us know your preference when booking.

Read more: About Us | Testimonials and Success Stories

* Individual results vary. No guarantee of specific results is warranted or implied and your results will depend on many factors (full disclaimer)

Common Questions

What is fertility acupuncture?

Fertility acupuncture or infertility acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine practice that involves the insertion of fine needles into specific points on the body. It’s aimed at improving a person’s fertility, both for women and men.

How does acupuncture improve fertility?

Acupuncture can enhance fertility by improving blood flow to the reproductive organs, balancing hormone levels, reducing stress, and regulating the menstrual cycle. Studies show it may also improve the quality of eggs and sperm.

Is fertility acupuncture effective?

Research suggests that acupuncture can be effective in enhancing fertility. However, its effectiveness can vary from person to person. Many individuals find it helpful on many levels. Research shows that acupuncture can improve success rates when used as a complementary therapy with other fertility treatments.

To increase efficacy, seek an acupuncturist specializing in fertility treatment with acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. Our acupuncturist is ABORM (Acupuncture and TCM Board of Reproductive Medicine) certified.

What is ABORM?

ABORM is an international organization pioneering best practices in acupuncture and traditional Chinese reproductive medicine.

An ABORM-certified reproductive acupuncturist (ABORM fellow) has studied reproductive medicine extensively from both a Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine perspective. They know how to work integratively with conventional reproductive endocrinologists. ABORM fellows have also passed a rigorous examination and stay current in the study of integrative, evidence-based care.

When should I start acupuncture for fertility?

In our experience, starting acupuncture for fertility a few months before attempting to conceive is ideal. Your body may need time to prepare, and underlying issues may need addressing.

How often should I get acupuncture treatments for fertility?

The frequency of acupuncture sessions can vary, but we recommend having treatments once a week through your first trimester. Then, reduce the frequency to bi-weekly through week 36, where you would return to a weekly frequency until your child’s (or children’s) birth. The specific treatment plan will depend on your individual needs and goals.

Will I learn self-care techniques like meditation and special exercises that will help empower me to heal faster?

Yes. While we want to guide you every step of the way, we also want to empower you on your journey. Our program is so effective because it connects the Body, Mind, and Spirit. It is a crucial part of every person’s healing for any condition.

Are there any risks associated with fertility acupuncture?

Acupuncture is generally safe when performed by a qualified and licensed practitioner. It’s a low-risk therapy with minimal side effects, such as mild bruising at the needle insertion points.

Can acupuncture help with male infertility?

Yes, acupuncture can also benefit male fertility. It can improve sperm quality, count, and motility and address underlying issues that affect male fertility.

Can acupuncture help with conditions like PCOS and endometriosis?

Acupuncture and Chinese medicine are time-proven modalities to help manage the symptoms of conditions like PCOS and endometriosis, which can affect fertility. It can alleviate pain and regulate menstrual cycles.

Can acupuncture increase the success of IVF or IUI treatments?

Many individuals use acupuncture in conjunction with IVF or IUI treatments. Research suggests it may increase the success rates of these procedures by promoting relaxation and improving blood flow to the uterus. Click here to learn more about our specialized approach to acupuncture for IVF/IUI.

How long does it take to see results with fertility acupuncture?

Results can vary, but some individuals report positive changes within a few months of regular acupuncture sessions. Patience and consistency are key. Many of our patients see a positive pregnancy within three to six months, while some take up to a year.

In the latter case, we help you navigate the decision to seek allopathic interventions. We recommend testing by an allopathic Reproductive Endocrinologist if conception is unsuccessful after a year of actively trying.

Your initial consultation is free. Come meet us in person and learn more.

Or, just call 603-352-3625 and we'll be happy to answer your questions.

Consultations are available for both Keene, NH and Nashua, NH locations.

Initial consults are conducted in person or via Zoom (your choice). Just let us know your preference when booking.

Read more: About Us | Testimonials and Success Stories

* Individual results vary. No guarantee of specific results is warranted or implied and your results will depend on many factors (full disclaimer)

About Us

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Michael Hurley, L.Ac., FABORM

Michael is a compassionate, intuitive healer and has been fervent about natural health and well-being for as long as he can remember. His passion for helping those facing hormonal and reproductive health barriers comes from his and his wife's family-building challenges.

Michael deeply respects and understands Chinese Medicine and especially appreciates how it eloquently addresses the root cause of complex conditions. He also values how an integrative approach gives patients the best possible care. Michael uses a unique combination of acupuncture, Chinese herbal medications, targeted nutrition, diet/lifestyle, and mind-body medicine to awaken the body's healing capacity.

Michael holds a graduate degree, Master of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine, from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM), one of the top-rated acupuncture schools in the country. He is nationally certified with the NCCAOM and licensed by the State of New Hampshire to perform acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine.

Michael has also dedicated himself to rigorous and extensive advanced reproductive endocrinology and reproductive medicine studies. He is a board-certified reproductive acupuncturist with The Acupuncture and TCM Board of Reproductive Medicine (ABORM). He is also certified in 5-Element Functional Endocrinology and Reproductive Medicine.

Tricia "Satya" Hurley, M.Ed., CCHt., Reiki Master Teacher

Satya is an inspirational and nurturing healer who finds the gifts inherent in every experience. The challenges she has faced on her life path have engendered her deep compassion for all souls and taught her the importance of spiritual healing to find true peace and real joy.

Satya’s nurturing hands and loving heart foster transformational healing. She holds a warm and compassionate space for each person’s empowerment on their path of transformation.

Satya’s immersion into holistic healing and living began in 2008 when she stepped away from the corporate world, searching for balance and peace. She immersed herself in yogic studies, Reiki, and energy healing. She became a yoga instructor and Reiki Master teacher.

But her journey only began here. She has also studied Journeywork, NLP, aromatherapy, and many other holistic energy healing modalities. In 2014, she earned her Masters of Education from Antioch University New England. 

Satya is also a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist and Leela Therapist.  She continues to study of clinical hypnotherapy and Leela Therapy in depth at The Leela School for Awakening.

Your initial consultation is free. Come meet us in person and learn more.

Or, just call 603-352-3625 and we'll be happy to answer your questions.

Consultations are available for both Keene, NH and Nashua, NH locations.

Initial consults are conducted in person or via Zoom (your choice). Just let us know your preference when booking.

Read more: About Us | Testimonials and Success Stories

* Individual results vary. No guarantee of specific results is warranted or implied and your results will depend on many factors (full disclaimer)

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Keene, NH

82 Washington Street, Suite 2

Since 2014

Nashua, NH

400 Amherst Street, Suite 402

Since 2022

Your initial consultation is free. Come meet us in person and learn more.

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Consultations are available for our Keene, NH and Nashua, NH locations.

Initial consults are conducted in person, via Zoom, or phone (your choice). So don't worry, we have you covered.

Read more: About Us | Testimonials and Success Stories

* Individual results vary. No guarantee of specific results is warranted or implied and your results will depend on many factors (full disclaimer)