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Natural Fertility Treatments - Fertility Services - Preconception Services. No matter if you're trying to get pregnant or you need some help conveiving, Aaron at Essential Wellbeing Natural Health Clinic is the one to call.

Aaron Slape: Essential Wellbeing Natural Health Clinic - Natural Fertility Management

Servicing area

Plympton & Adelaide, SA

Focus areas

Cancer management Eczema Feeding Heart disease High cholesterol Hormonal imbalance

Integrating the best of Natural Medicine

Through my approach of the correction of any underlying imbalances I assist in creating a healthy and fertile body. Pregnancy becomes easier to achieve, maintain and postpartum recuperation happens faster.

TCM is often used throughout the prenatal period to prevent or control pregnancy related disorders and to reduce the risk (if one exists) of threatened miscarriage.

Why Use TCM?

Traditional Chinese Medicine and Naturopathic therapies are effective in correcting many of the imbalances which underlie the complex physical and hormonal disorders which prevent pregnancy.

In the pursuit of providing the best possible start to life for our babies, the holistic practice of Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is often employed by women who are preparing to be mothers, pregnant women and those women and men who are experiencing difficulties in becoming parents.

Also combining TCM and conventional Assisted Reproductive Techniques (ART) or In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF)

PRECONCEPTION SERVICES – Planning for a Healthy Baby

In Chinese medicine there is the expression “cultivating the soil before planting the seed” which is consistent with the concept of the pre-conception period being vital to fertility and the health of the baby. In essence, the health of the baby is dependent on the quality of the egg and sperm, which is actually determined during the three months prior to conception.

The health of the parents before and at the time of conception, and the mother’s health during the early stages of her pregnancy have an influence on the health of the baby.


For many women and men infertility may seem to be the primary problem, whereas in TCM it is considered a reflection of a deeper underlying imbalance.

When skillfully applied, acupuncture therapy and Chinese herbal medicine are effective in correcting many of the imbalances which underlie the complex physical and hormonal disorders which prevent pregnancy.

The benefits of Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine for those seeking to enhance fertility can be found in the techniques that assist in the regulation the menstrual cycle, invigoration of the sperm and the enhancement of the whole body function through the balancing of the endocrine system.

These treatments also provide a blood rich uterine lining favorable for implantation and for nourish a growing foetus for the full nine months.

How Many Sessions Do I Need?

Timing and consistency of treatment, for women, whether having acupuncture or taking herbs, is of primary importance as there are specific hormonal adjustments that can be made at each week of the cycle.

      • Missing a week of treatment may lose an important opportunity to heal a particular segment of the four phase menstrual cycle.


      • It takes a minimum of three consecutive cycles (twelve treatments) to do the foundation work of regulation regardless of biological age.


    • If there are menstrual problems, then treatment must proceed until at least 3 normal cycles are achieved.


From there, you should give yourself at least 6 months to achieve pregnancy.

Combining TCM and conventional Assisted Reproductive Techniques (ART) or In-vitro Fertilisation (IVF). TCM can be used to strengthen and balance one’s general health so that IVF and other fertility procedures are more effective.

Acupuncture can help improve the blood flow to the uterus and ovaries, which has been found to be a great determinant in the success of assisted reproductive techniques.


Aaron is available Tuesday to Saturday. Prior booking is essential.

Initial consultation (1½ hours)
Subsequent consultations (1 hour)

discount available for unemployed and pensioners

Payment can be made by Cash, Cheque, EFTPOS or Credit Card

Aaron is a registered provider with all Health Funds

Provided you have the appropriate level of cover, most funds will rebate you a portion of your treatment costs. Please contact your fund to find out which treatments they cover and how much they will rebate.

For more information about the best services for your needs or to organise an appointment - just give us a call!

Business Hours

We're open 6 days.


9:00 am To 4:00 pm


9:00 pm To 5:00 pm


9:00 am To 6:30 pm


9:00 am To 6:30 pm


9:00 am To 6:00 pm


8:30 am To 1:00 pm


  • Bachelor of Health Science In Acupuncture Therapy

Professional Membership

  • AACMA - Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association
  • Chinese Medicine Board of Australia

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