Proven, Effective, 100% Natural IVF Cycle Optimization

Since 2009, we’ve helped many couples reach their dream of parenthood with a proven approach that is safe, gentle, and does NOT involve invasive surgeries, hormonal medications, or complicated diets.

My uterine lining measured 11 mm today.  I have never had my lining measure above 8 mm, ever.” ~ E.N.

“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.

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

Preparing for IVF Success with Acupuncture

If you’ve found your way here, likely you’ve already been through a lot on your fertility journey.  Not only have we helped many couples with IVF success, but we have also walked in your shoes–test after, after test, after test; failed IUI’s; feeling like a human pincushion–all in the hopes to start a family. And, our one and only child is the product of the amazing technology of IVF. That being said, there are so many things we wished someone had told us. We know how to hold your hand through this journey. We’ve been there. We get it.

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When to Begin Acupuncture Support

Studies show that there is a large increase of success when IVF is done with the support of acupuncture.  That being said, when should you start to prepare?

The simple answer is anytime.  The more you do to ensure that your body will respond to the IVF treatments, the better.  Any symptom, including fertility issues, has a ROOT cause.  The sooner we begin to address that root cause, the more likely you are to have a successful IVF cycle.  Also, the more likely you are to carry that wonderful being to full term.  

However, even if your embryo transfer is this week or it was last week, it is not too late to make positive shifts in your body.  We see dramatic effects with people after their very first treatment.  There are improvements that we can help with that will increase chances of implantation, and then moving forward, increase your body’s ability to carry your baby.  

So, even if you are planning your IVF cycle next month, next week, tomorrow, or have already begun, our IVF success program will be of immeasurable benefit. Whatever you can do to bring greater balance and harmony to your body will go a long way to making your cycle as successful as possible.  The best thing you can do is request your free initial consultation with us right away and let us help you get into a more conscious, proactive mode as soon as possible.

How We Help You Prepare for IVF Success

We use an amazing combination of modalities to help you the best way we can:

  • Acupuncture has been demonstrated in studies to increase relaxation and relieve stress, which improves blood flow to the reproductive organs as a result.
  • Chinese herbal therapy is used during the months and weeks BEFORE you start your fertility medications to balance hormone output and tissue response, as well as replenish and restore the body’s internal resources.
  • Customized supplementation and nutritional advice ensures that you are getting the abundant nutrients necessary for a robust, vibrant response to the fertility medications.  By making targeted, practical adjustments to your diet we can reap significant benefits for you.
  • Specialized mind-body techniques. We teach you how to effectively manage stress, to keep the body in the most receptive state possible. Conception is a reflection of the body’s ability to be receptive to change, growth, and new life. By setting up a mental-emotional frequency that supports this receptivity, your body is better prepared to welcome the change with loving “arms”.
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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.

SPECIAL NOTE FOR COVID: 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

Our powerful blend of 100% natural therapies has helped women and couples undergoing IVF/IUI have babies with these and other issues:

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Low Fertilization Rates

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Recurrent Miscarriage

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Unexplained 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.

SPECIAL NOTE FOR COVID: 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)

Here's How We Help Thousands Every Year With PROVEN, Personalized Holistic Medical Care

(And YOU get to choose which therapies you would like to incorporate.)

Gentle Acupuncture

Acupuncture is one of the most powerful ways to naturally stimulate your body's innate healing process. Once stimulated, the healing process begins repairing and restoring all cells and tissues. It is an excellent way to tune in the neuroendocrine system’s function of balancing hormone levels and pain.

Herbal Medicine

Chinese herbal therapy simultaneously cures AND strengthens the body. This dual action is something unique to herbal medicine that makes it very well suited to treat hormonal conditions including thyroid, menstrual disorders, mood problems, sleep issues, and fertility.

Nutritional Therapy

“You are what you eat” is the saying.  When your cells, glands, and tissues are fully nourished with the specific nutrients they need, these tissues naturally function at a very high level. This means you feel your best because the body’s key systems are optimized.

Relaxation and Stress Reduction

General life today causes a stress reaction that will cause your endocrine system to go out of balance and cause illness.  When your nervous system is calm, the hormonal system, immune system, digestive, and circulatory systems all calm down, too. This means a more focused mind, more resilient immune system, less inflammation, better circulation, and optimal nutrient absorption.

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.

SPECIAL NOTE FOR COVID: 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)

The Process Is Simple

Free Initial Consultation

At your free initial consultation you’ll meet with your practitioner to discuss your health concerns and most importantly YOUR GOALS. We want to be certain that our program is going to meet your needs and that there is a HIGH probability of success for you – BEFORE we move forward to the next step.

Detailed Assessment & Treatment Plan

Once your free consultation is complete, and we agree to move forward, your next step is the Intake appointment. At this appointment, your clinician will do a detailed assessment of your symptom pattern, medical history, and other factors to determine the root cause of your issue and devise a specific plan of attack.

Your first acupuncture session will be performed at this time, and a you will be given a treatment plan with exact, easy-to-follow instructions. Your treatment plan will include dietary and lifestyle adjustments, key supplements and herbal medicines, and mind-body exercises to address the root of YOUR fertility issue.

Active Treatment & Symptom Resolution

You’ll return for once-weekly visits to ensure close support as you begin to feel the positive shifts of the therapy. We want to make sure your treatment plan is producinging the expected results: 

  • Increased energy
  • Better sleep
  • Improved mental focus
  • Healthier skin and hair
  • Healthy metabolism and (if needed) weight loss

You will continue to receive acupuncture at each visit to ensure that your neuroendocrine system (the delicate connection between your nervous and hormonal systems) is rebalancing in a way that results in optimal reproductive function.

Transitional Care As Things Stabilize

Once we see stable improvements, we will begin to reduce the frequency of visits. This usually occurs after about 8-12 visits. Initially you’ll come every other week until pregnant, then once a month through delivery and after for a couple of visits to ensure a healthy recovery, then you will no longer need regular treatments.

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

Of course, MANY of our patients do wish to continue with “ongoing maintenance” and we are happy to work that out with you, should that be your wish.

Taking Care Of Your Friends and Loved Ones

We pride ourselves on the fact that the majority of our new patients are referred to us by other patients or people in the community who have witnessed their friends and loved ones receive life-changing benefits from our work. 

So, we very much look forward to helping YOUR friends, family, and loved ones on THEIR journey to a more joyful, energetic, purposeful 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.

SPECIAL NOTE FOR COVID: 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

How does acupuncture help with IVF/IUI success?

Acupuncture enhances circulation to your ovaries and uterus, improves your neuroendocrine axis (the communication between your nervous and endocrine systems), and dramatically reduces stress – all of which helps your response to IVF treatments.

Do you recommend supplements?

Yes, we are very experienced at guiding our patients on the supplements that are most important for them to take – based on their unique needs.

Do you give dietary recommendations?

Absolutely. You will receive specific dietary recommendations based on your unique needs. We find the 2 or 3 “key leverage points” in your diet and work on those. No impossible to follow meal plans or detox diets.

Do I need to start way before my IVF/IUI cycle?

No. We’ve had patients with one or more failed cycles come to us less than a month (even just days) before starting their next round. And, they got pregnant on that next cycle. Just come in and start as soon as possible. It’s never too late!

What are your success rates?

Over 70% of the patients we see for IVF get pregnant on the cycle they worked with us.

What are MY chances of sucess?

Bottom line is that your situation is unique and once we meet with you we will be able to give you our best estimate of time and prognosis of outcome.

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.

SPECIAL NOTE FOR COVID: 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

Michael-Hurley-Cofounder-and-Acupuncturist-Cup-of-Life-Healing-Center

Michael Hurley, L.Ac., Dipl. O.M., MSTOM

Michael is a compassionate, intuitive healer who can hold a special space for people to be relieved of pain, both physically and energetically, and help them into a place of relaxation where their bodies can begin to heal physically and emotionally, and spiritually. Michael has been passionate about health and well-being for as long as he can remember. He infuses his daily life with Reiki, Qi Gong, and meditation to heighten his awareness, intuition, and spiritual growth.

Michael also has a deep passion for Chinese Medicine. He 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. Additionally, Michael is certified in 5-Element Functional Endocrinology and Reproductive Medicine.

Tricia "Satya" Hurley, M.Ed., 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. Currently, she is a student of clinical hypnotherapy and Leela Therapy 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.

SPECIAL NOTE FOR COVID: 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)

2 Great Locations

Keene, NH

82 Washington Street, Suite 2

Since 2014

NEW!!!  Nashua, NH

400 Amherst Street, Suite 402

Opening October 3, 2022

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.

SPECIAL NOTE FOR COVID: 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)