Fertility acupuncture reviews
"I cannot recommend Dr (TCM) D’Alberto enough. I came to him following multiple IVF cycles at the ARGC due to unexplained infertility, including 3 miscarriages. I had a low AMH and had been told my chances of conceiving were minimal at best. I went to Dr D’Alberto immediately after the 3rd miscarriage feeling very low and willing to try anything, with the intention of having treatment for 6 months, then having him support us through another round of IVF. My body was completely shattered having been put through so much in a relatively short period of time. I asked Dr (TCM) D’Alberto how long it generally took people’s bodies to get to the stage where they could consider IVF. He advised me the average time was 6 months, however it would probably take longer for me due to the fact my body had gone through so much. We had previously tried a number of different therapies recommended for infertility, including reflexology, so felt we had nothing to lose. Six months following my first consultation I found out I was pregnant naturally with our much longed for baby. With our history we hadn’t expected to conceive naturally, and certainly not in such a short period of time! Due to my previous miscarriages I continued seeing Dr (TCM) D’Alberto throughout my pregnancy. I sailed through the pregnancy, and am now an extremely happy mummy to a 4 month old! I genuinely believe I wouldn’t have had my son if it wasn’t for Dr (TCM) D’Alberto’s work with me. Throughout he was extremely professional, empathetic, but with a wicked sense of humour. For anyone unsure, ignore the naysayers and get in touch with Dr (TCM) D’Alberto. It may well be the best thing you do!."
Mrs Kelly - Ascot
My husband and I had struggled for many years to concieve, and we decided to embark on IVF. I was a bit nervous and doubtful if it would work. A friend recommended I see Attilio to help me through the IVF journey and I was pleasantly surprised at how professional, knowledgable and helpful Attilio was. I came away from each session feeling more positive and relaxed and I believe it contributed to our first attempt at IVF being successful. Thank you Attilio.
Annabelle - Fleet
"On my journey to pregnancy I searched for fertility acupuncture online. I came across Dr (TCM) D'Alberto's website. The website was very useful and professional, I contacted him right away. I had already had a couple of acupuncture treatments but they weren't specifically for getting pregnant and were on more general acupuncture points. My first appointment with Attilio really impressed me, he asked questions and took notes to workout what might be the problem so he could decide what course of action to take. I also had acupuncture that appointment. I left that session feeling very hopefully and with some reasons why I had issues getting pregnant. Although when you want a baby you don't really care how painful the acupuncture might be I'd reassure anyone nervous about it that it's not bad at all. So I left the office with a dietary plan and off I went to eat all the foods suggested for me and follow my cycle. After eating the foods and acupuncture treatments, on day 13 I felt different, I felt tired and other little signs that I might be pregnant. By day 18 I was able to test and I was pregnant! My husband and I were so happy. I truly believe we got pregnant so quickly and easily after starting treatment with Attilio because of the acupuncture treatment and dietary advise recommended specifically for my needs. I continued seeing Attilio during my pregnancy, mainly the first 3 months and the last month. I had a very healthy pregnancy and continued to be very active. No swollen ankles not even when I was full term. I felt amazing. I had a natural birth with no complications. My baby is now 4 months old. I can't thank Attilio enough for his help achieving my dream of becoming a mummy."
Mrs C - Wokingham
"I started seeing Attilio for treatment after suffering a miscarriage and then finding out I was polycystic on one ovary. I had been trying to conceive for a number of months after the miscarriage and was starting to get very stressed and overwhelmed about the situation. After my initial consultation with Attilio I immediately felt calmer and more in control of my fertility...I started having weekly treatment and after completing only 4 sessions (one full cycle) I was astounded to find out I was pregnant! I had treatment until 20 weeks, and then again from 35 weeks to prepare me for labour. After a text book pregnancy, I am now a very proud Mum to a beautiful baby girl! Without Attilio's help I wouldn't haven been blessed with my daughter, throughout the treatment I found Attilio to be very supportive but yet extremely professional. I will be eternally grateful to him for his help, His knowledge and calming manner is superb and I would highly recommend him to anyone.'"
Jo Bradbury - Wokingham
"I had been trying to conceive for 2 years when I approached Attilio. I was told by the fertility clinic that my FSH levels were 29, and that I was approaching an early menopause. I was 41. I have had acupuncture in the past and knew how effective it could be, but I had never tried Chinese herbs and had heard they could lower fsh levels. Attilio diagnosed me as being blood and yin deficient, this explained my poor circulation, cracked tongue and general well being. After 6 months of treatment with herbs and acupuncture and a diet to suit my condition, I am happy to say that my fsh levels returned to 3.5 and i conceived naturally. I will continue to see Attilio throughout my pregnancy."
Mr & Mrs Jessop - Charvil
"After 4 years of trying to conceive and being told that our only hope was IVF we took the advice of some friends to try acupuncture and Chinese medicine. Wow what a piece of advice. Attilio diagnosed our problem literally the moment we walked through the door, despite the doctors performing operations they could only tell us it was unexplained infertility! We had a sum total of 6 weeks treatment with Attilio before falling pregnant, and have continued the treatment to ensure a happy pregnancy. Having fertility problems is quite an emotional and private experience - however since seeing Attilio we have been shouting about it from the roof tops and would thoroughly recommend that anyone try just one session, as that is all that is required to start seeing the benefits!"
Mr & Mrs Tibbit - Hampshire
"I went to see Attilio after years of trying for a second child and a failed IVF attempt, and being told by one of the UK's leading fertility experts that due to EFS and being 41 my chances of success with IVF were 5-10% . I was looking for an acupuncturist who had a specialism in fertility and was delighted to find Attilio practicing local to me. He was very professional and not at all pushy, and I didn't feel I had to book another session if I didn't want to. I ended up seeing Attilio through another failed IVF attempt (due to eggs fertilising abnormally) and a third successful attempt, and throughout my pregnancy. I'd read a lot about using acupuncture alongside IVF to increase it's chances of success, and it worked for me! I also took the chinese herbs, even though I was initially dubious about doing so, but it worked for me ! I would highly recommend Attilio, he was re-assuring without being falsely optimistic and ultimately helped me achieve the goal of a beautiful daughter. "
Mrs Jones - Reading
"When I was told that I and my husband faced fertility problems I researched various possibilities of how I could affect them myself without jumping straight down the IVF route. I made some enquiries about Chinese herbal medicine and spoke to a few practitioners and decided to have an initial meeting with Attilio. Attilio right from the start could read me like a book, he could tell me how I was feeling by my complexion, colour of my tongue and each week would change my mix of herbs dependant on how tired I was or busy, etc etc. Five weeks later I was not only pregnant but also a lingering digestive problem had gone away."
Ms Lewendon - Reading
"I went to see Attilio as I found out I had endometriosis and I was also trying to get pregnant. The doctor's only option was to have an operation to remove the endometriosis. I was also trying for a baby for over 8 months. Attilio looked at the deeper problem and gave me Chinese medicine and acupuncture and within 2 months I became pregnant and I didn't have to have an operation for the endometriosis. I am so very grateful, it was like a miracle for me. I have recommend him to so many people already."
Mrs Good - Reading
"My Husband and I have been trying for a baby for 6 years. After many tests, procedures and one miscarriage, we were told by Drs that we "unexplained infertility" and our only option would be IVF. We decided to take the advice and began the rollercoster which is IVF. Unfortunately the first cycle didn't work and we were gearing ourselves up for the second go when I came across Dr (TCM) D'Alberto. We met him and at our first meeting he said I had a Yin deficient and a blood deficiency, which when we talked about it, made sense of everything, poor circulation and tiredness to name but a few. We started a course of acupuncture and a new diet and within a couple of weeks I really had noticed a difference. Then, to my surprise within 6 weeks(!!) I found out I was pregnant. I cannot tell you how excited we were and how grateful we are to Dr (TCM) D'Alberto. He helped me over the first 12 weeks of my pregnancy where I was sick day and night and felt awful, I really don't know what I would have done without him. I am pleased to say I am doing very well now and will continue to see him as I get nearer to my due date."
Mrs M - Reading
"Attilio is an acupuncturist who specialises in women who have fertility issues. I had previously had a failed IVF treatment before approaching Attilio and I found his treatment and advice to be invaluable. He offers holistic therapy including acupuncture, herbs and emotional wellbeing in his treatments. He has great knowledge and experience in his field. I followed his recommendations and took his advice with which fertility clinic to approach for treatment as I needed specialist fertility treatment. I am pleased to say that the fertility treatment worked and I am now pregnant. I only wish I had been introduced to Attilio earlier. Thank you again Attilio."
Ms Fisher – Wokingham
"I started acupuncture to assist an IVF cycle as I had learnt it could be beneficial. I began the process at another practice but the acupuncturist let me down at a very critical stage. I came across Attilio's contact details, relayed my situation and was given an appointment the same day (following my ET). From the outset I found Attilio to be very accommodating and professional. During each visit he took the time to assess my situation, symptoms and used this as a basis for my therapy. He explained the type of needles he used for my therapy and the benefits of application to the different points. I found Attilio to be very knowledgeable and passionate about his work. I received some helpful nutrition advice and collateral regarding acupressure and pregnancy. I was very pleased with the treatment I received and confident that his best practice contributed to the successful outcome of my IVF cycle. Thank you Attilio!"
Mrs Smith, Reading
"I had tried for several years to become pregnant again, but at 43 with endometriosis, polyps and a series of miscarriages, the odds seemed stacked against me. A clinic advised me to have acupuncture which I started after having a laproscopy and hysteroscopy. When I met Attilio he advised me to change my diet, change my lifestyle and also recommended chinese herbs to accompany the acupuncture, which i continued over several months. I found the sessions really helpful and I liked his easy going manner. I had genuinely given up hope so I was delighted to conceive naturally several months later. I recently gave birth to a beautiful baby boy."
Mrs A - Hampshire
"I went to see Attilio when I fell pregnant. After suffering from two miscarriages I was very nervous and worried but the acupuncture I received from Attilio calmed my nerves! I found the treatments during my pregnancy invaluable, Attilio was very calming and reassuring and would always answer all my questions, of which there were many. He also offered me advice on diet and nutrition and even asked my husband to come in to show him specific acupressure points to use on me during labour. I don't know what I would have done without my acupuncture sessions, thank-you Attilio!"
Mrs S - Berkshire
"I started having acupuncture and Chinese medicine with Attilio soon after starting to try to conceive because a friend had mentioned that it may be able to help with fertility and I wanted to get pregnant quickly. After about 6 months I had some tests done and I found that I have a very low ovarian reserve and that IVF could be our only option to conceive. A few days later I found out that I was pregnant! I truly believe that this would never have happened without my TCM treatment - my cycles regulated as soon as I started taking the herbs, and when my FSH levels were tested they were normal, which is unusual for someone with my medical diagnosis. Trying to conceive was more difficult than I'd first thought it would be, and emotionally I found it tough, but Attilio was positive and supportive throughout. I'm so glad that I started having TCM with Attilio and would recommend it to anyone!"
Mrs J - Wokingham
"Following 2 missed miscarriages and being diagnosed with very low AMH levels (2.1) at 32 years old I had been told my best chance of a successful pregnancy was IVF combined with egg screening. Before jumping down this route I wanted to look at alternative treatments and tried a variety of things. I started having acupuncture but wanted to finda practitioner more specialised in fertility issues. I found Attilio's details online and was immediately impressed by the experience he had treating similar issues to mine. During my first consultation Attilio recommended a combination of herbs and acupuncture to treat my issues. He explained that this was to assist in blood production and circulation and reduce my heat levels. He also sent me detailed information on dietary changes that would support the treatment. I had for some time been having symptoms of a quite flushed hot face and freezing cold hands and feet and soon after starting the treatment these symptoms improved greatly. After 4 months of treatment I conceived naturally and have made it to the 2nd trimester without any issues.
Throughout my treatments I found Attilio to be very professional and knowledgeable about both Chinese and western fertility medicine. He made me feel comfortable discussing very personal and emotive issues and I genuinely believe the treatment helped me achieve a successful pregnancy. I would therefore strongly recommend his services to anyone facing fertility issues."
Mrs Rossi - Wokingham
"I started seeing Attilio after having been referred for IVF and deciding to try naturally for another few months before starting the process. The cause of my secondary infertility was not clear, although it seemed to be linked to low progesterone levels and irregular cycles. A friend had recommended Attilio for fertility acupuncture a while back, so I decided to try acupuncture to improve my chances of conceiving naturally. I had had a long-term needle phobia and was very apprehensive about having acupuncture. Attilio put me at ease straight away and made me feel relaxed, even though I was very nervous about the needles. I felt that I was taking back some control over a situation which was becoming increasingly stressful and distressing. Attilio also recommended some changes to my diet, which I followed, and prescribed a fertility combination of Chinese herbal medicine. Two days before we were due to attend the IVF clinic to start the process, and much to my amazement, I found out I was pregnant. I continued to see Attilio to help prevent miscarriage and was given a different combination of herbs, which I took for the first trimester. Attilio's support and treatment was invaluable - I would definitely recommend him."<
Mrs F - Berkshire
"I was slightly over 35 when my husband and I decided to start trying for our first baby finally. I was prepared for a battle, as various sources of information - from reliable medical journals and books to internet forums - were stating that after 35 fertility starts plummeting and it might take quite a long time to conceive or have different complications during pregnancy. So I decided to waste no time and start acupuncture sessions with Dr. (TCM) D'Alberto. As the result, we conceived in 2.5 months. I decided to continue acupuncture to make sure I have no problems in the first trimester. Just like I thought - the pregnancy went extremely smoothly, without any morning sickness or any other annoying symptoms. I am really grateful to Dr. (TCM) D'Alberto for all this support he was giving me throughout the pre-pregnancy period and first trimester. Evidently, acupuncture works and now I know where to go if I have any health issues or worries. It proves to be much more effective than traditional drug treatment."
Julia - Wokingham
"I initially went to see Attilio for fertility reasons and he immediately identified issues with my blood. Within 1 month I stopped ovulating early which convinced me that this was definitely something to continue with! Attilio gave great advice on diet and lifestyle which are things I can control myself and these benefits will stay with me. I'm now pregnant and continued to see Attilio through the first trimester - I felt it was the one thing I could do to help mine and my baby's chances, and if my anxiety returns I will definitely start my sessions again. Interestingly, after pushing my GP for further tests it has now been discovered I do have an inherited blood condition - it took the Doctors 3 years to find out something Attilio worked out in one session!"
Mrs Hales - Reading
"I was diagnosed with severe endometriosis in 2005. I had seen 5 different doctors who all agreed on the fact that I will never get pregnant. As I am French, I went to see a few doctors in France too, but all had the same diagnosis. The endometriosis was developed in the bladder, kidney and the bowel. I was in agony every month, which cause severe problems at work. This caused more stress for me and more pain. I tried everything and read many things about endometriosis and I heard about a woman who got rid of it using acupuncture. But I had a phobia of needles, so I put this treatment to one side. After being off work for so long and so often I decided to give it a go with Attilio. That was the BEST choice of my life. Not only was the pain disappearing month after month, but I discovered that I loved acupuncture. I found it very relaxing and very effective on my stress levels too.
Later I met somebody and told him that I couldn't have any children. So we decided to start trying and will see after a year of trying which option was offered to us. Believe it or not but the first month of trying I fell pregnant. My pregnancy was such a miracle every doctor I went to see was wandering how that was possible with endometriosis. The point is that now our little girl is one and she is amazing. And I do not suffer anymore with pain. Life is so much better. My mum, who is a pharmacist, was a bit sceptic, and now every time I have a little health problem she tell me "why don't you contact Attilio?" We now live in France and wish that Attilio was more local."
Veronique Cros - France
"Ich hatte schon seit mehreren Jahren eine Zyste und daher sehr unregelmaessige Monatsblutungen. Meine Regel kam oft nur alle 2 Monate. Meine Aerzte dachten daher, dass es fuer mich schwierig werden koennte, schwanger zu werden. Aus diesem Grund habe ich mich dazu entschlossen, chinesische Kraeuter und Akkupunktur zu versuchen. Ich konnte es kaum glauben - nach nur 2 Monaten wurde meine Monatsblutung regelmaessig - ein ganz normaler 28 Tage Zyklus. Kurz darauf war ich auch schwanger und durch das Baby schrumpfte meine Zyste. Ich habe die ersten drei Monate meiner Schwangerschaft die Behandlung - Akkupunktur und Kraeuter - fortgesetzt und alles verlief super. Ich werde Attilio in meinen letzten Schwangerschaftswochen wieder zur Akkupunktur aufsuchen."
Heidi - Wokingham
"Within 3.5 years of trying to conceive we had experienced 3 miscarriages, between 6 and 12 weeks. The doctors could not find an obvious reason why it was difficult for us to conceive and why I had these miscarriages as all test results came back normal (except for suspected polycystic ovaries) and I was only in my twenties. After the last unsuccessful attempt to conceive, I decided to try Traditional Chinese Medicine. During the first appointment Attilio diagnosed me and he prescribed Chinese herbal medicines tailored for me and acupuncture treatment once a week. Three months later I was pregnant again. We continued the treatment throughout the pregnancy and now I am very happy to announce that we have a baby girl. I strongly recommend Attilio, as he is a professional, highly qualified and caring TCM doctor.
Sandra – Reading
"I write this testimonial whilst having a lovely summer's lunch with a friend, and my beautiful 8 month old son bouncing on my knee pulling my hair! I was struggling to conceive for over a year and was not ovulating nor having any periods. I'd exhausted all other options of many doctors and hospital appointments and prescribed medication with no success. I wasn't sure what else I could do when a friend suggested I try acupuncture and recommended Dr (TCM) Attilio D'Alberto whom she had also seen herself when trying to fall pregnant with her first child (she now has 2 babies!). After one month of seeing Dr (TCM) Attilio D'Alberto, I finally ovulated and fell pregnant with my first baby straight away! It was a real text book moment!! I absolutely believe having my son was all down to acupuncture. I can't thank Dr (TCM) Attilio D'Alberto enough and I would not hesitate in recommending him to my nearest and dearest.
Susan - Camberley