The Berkley Center

The Berkley Center For Reproductive Wellness

Fertility treatment in Midtown East, New York City

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About The Berkley Center For Reproductive Wellness

The Berkley Center for Reproductive Wellness in the Midtown East neighborhood of Manhattan, New York, is a premier fertility acupuncture clinic specializing in the treatment of infertility by combining time-tested Eastern therapies with Western medical approaches and testing. Infertility specialist Mike Berkley, LAc, FABORM, was the first acupuncturist in the United States to specialize in fertility issues, and he utilizes decades of experience and deeply rooted empathy to help couples rewrite their fertility narrative and improve their reproductive health.

The clinic prioritizes effective care, combining traditional treatments like acupuncture and herbal medicine with innovative low-level light therapy (LLLT) to overcome various fertility obstacles. To ensure couples have as few obstacles as possible on the challenging road to parenthood, The Berkley Center for Reproductive Wellness also offers home visits for fertility acupuncture, with flexible scheduling and personalized care.

We have also developed an acupuncture protocol to increase the odds of pregnancy for couples undergoing assisted reproductive technologies (ART) such as in vitro fertilization (IVF) or intrauterine insemination (IUI). Once pregnancy occurs, The Berkley Center for Reproductive Wellness adjusts the goal of treatment to focus on miscarriage prevention, particularly in the vulnerable first 12 weeks.

Whether couples need solutions for female or male infertility, they have access to personalized testing and care at The Berkley Center for Reproductive Wellness. To schedule an evaluation and learn more about the fertility treatments available, reach out to the New York City office today or request an appointment online.

The Berkley Center for Reproductive Wellness in the Midtown East neighborhood of Manhattan, New York, is a premier fertility acupuncture clinic specializing in the treatment of infertility by combining time-tested Eastern therapies with Western medical approaches and testing. Infertility specialist Mike Berkley, LAc, FABORM, was the first acupuncturist in the United States to specialize in fertility issues, and he utilizes decades of experience and deeply rooted empathy to help couples rewrite their fertility narrative and improve their reproductive health. 

The clinic prioritizes effective care, combining traditional treatments like acupuncture and herbal medicine with innovative low-level light therapy (LLLT) to overcome various fertility obstacles. To ensure couples have as few obstacles as possible on the challenging road to parenthood, The Berkley Center for Reproductive Wellness also offers home visits for fertility acupuncture, with flexible scheduling and personalized care. We have also developed an acupuncture protocol to increase the odds of pregnancy for couples undergoing assisted reproductive technologies (ART) such as in vitro fertilization (IVF) or intrauterine insemination (IUI). Once pregnancy occurs, The Berkley Center for Reproductive Wellness adjusts the goal of treatment to focus on miscarriage prevention, particularly in the vulnerable first 12 weeks. Whether couples need solutions for female or male infertility, they have access to personalized testing and care at The Berkley Center for Reproductive Wellness. To schedule an evaluation and learn more about the fertility treatments available, reach out to the New York City office today or request an appointment online.
Mike Berkley, LAc, FABORM

Mike Mike Berkley, LAc, FABORM, is a licensed and board-certified acupuncturist and a board-certified herbalist. He is a fertility specialist at The Berkley Center for Reproductive Wellness in the Midtown East neighborhood of Manhattan, New York.

My wife and I wanted to start a family. We tried, and we failed repeatedly. I was not an acupuncturist then and had no understanding or belief in it. That did not hold much weight with my wife. We both underwent testing and found out that I had poor morphology and poor motility, and she had anti-sperm antibodies. Nancy saw an acupuncturist and herbalist, who also convinced me to go for treatment. Three months later, Nancy was pregnant. We now have a twenty-nine-year-old, healthy, happy, and successful son. This is when I became a believer. I decided to go to acupuncture school. I went for four years for acupuncture studies and then two more years to study herbal medicine. I knew from the first day at school that I wanted to specialize in treating others who were suffering from the terrible and challenging battle of infertility. I have spent the last twenty-seven years making my dream come true by helping my patient’s dreams come true. I am so grateful for the path I chose. A life dedicated to helping others has shown me a satisfaction I would have never known. I am thankful to my wife, and I am grateful to my patients.

This experience led Mike to obtain his degree in acupuncture from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine’s New York campus and his National Board Certification in herbal medicine. Equipped with the necessary license and fueled by an insatiable thirst for knowledge, Mike studied Western medical approaches and the ancient wisdom of Chinese medicine about infertility treatment. Through rigorous study and invaluable clinical experience, he developed unique acupuncture protocols and proprietary herbal formulas, tailoring them to each individual or couple seeking his assistance.

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What Patients Say About Us
Brooke S.Brooke S.
15:09 28 Mar 24
I wish I had known about the benefits of acupuncture when I first started my fertility journey. After an unsuccessful transfer, I did a deep search online and discovered a lot of women talking about acupuncture. After much research, I found the Berkley Center for Reproductive Wellness and specifically gravitated here as they specialized only in fertility success. I was treated by Mike for pre-and post transfer sessions, as well as weekly sessions until I was Week 13. I am now in my 2nd trimester and miss my sessions with Mike. He is extremely knowledgeable in women’s reproductive health and has such a quirky personality, which I loved. I cannot say if acupuncture was the reason my 2nd transfer was a success, but it sure does not hurt especially while we are all hanging on to hope. If you are considering acupuncture, I highly recommend seeing Mike at the Berkley Center for Reproductive Wellness!!!
Holly LevHolly Lev
11:59 16 Feb 24
I started working with Mike in December and he was incredibly kind and thorough! I can’t thank him enough for his compassion support and most importantly achieving success !!
Jane MoshoshoJane Moshosho
15:54 13 Feb 24
Thank you Mike for being a part of my journey, You created a ‘safe space’ for me, physically and emotionally, whenever I felt overwhelmed and stressed out. Your cordial doctor-patient relationship is amazing! I will highly recommend you to anyone who requires your acupuncture services without hesitation.
Audrey ReynoldsAudrey Reynolds
14:47 12 Feb 24
In a world of infertility unknowns, the Berkley Center for Reproductive Wellness was a welcomed constant. Mike is wonderful! My fertility doctor suggested acupuncture as a stress reliever, and acupuncture was something I could do in an unexplained infertility world I was living. I admit I was hesitant because I am not good at lying still without anything to entertain me, and meditation does not come easily for me. I soon learned to relax with Mike’s guidance and therapy. He became not just my acupuncturist but my therapist, coach and friend. I started working with Mike to increase my egg quality about two years ago. He is knowledgeable in fertility medicine, and I looked forward to our sessions. I have since “graduated” from acupuncture and can excitedly report I am in my 2nd trimester! I owe a lot to Mike!
Jane A.Jane A.
16:08 05 Jan 24
I found Mike’s practice through his amazing Google reviews; and as such, I feel compelled to share my own. This is a long review, but I imagine that most of Mike’s clients, as I did, read all of his reviews before taking the steps to make an appointment. So, I wanted to share *all* about my amazing journey at the Berkley Center.I began seeing Mike in February of 2023. Having had previously favorable experiences with acupuncture, I wanted to do everything I could as we sought to have another child. Acupuncture is, of course, less invasive than many of the medical fertility procedures, so I really wanted to start here. As such, I wanted to see someone at the top of their game as a practitioner–and all of Mike’s reviews supported he was just that. And, I just wanted to be as efficient with my time as possible!Mike was extremely prompt in contacting me after my initial inquiry. He worked with my schedule; and, from the get-go, I was impressed with everything. His office is beautiful–wonderfully curated to make his clients feel as relaxed as possible. Truly, you feel like you’re in a spa! And, as a practitioner, Mike is skilled–for those on the fence about acupuncture, I assure you that with Mike, there is no discomfort at all. In fact, during many of my visits, I fell asleep.Now, I sought this practice to help me conceive. And after a few sessions (I think I had seen Mike three or four times at this point?), I thought that to be the most efficient with my time, I would see Mike while simultaneously seeing a Reproductive Endocrinologist (RE). I had my initial visit with my RE, and got the requisite bloodwork before beginning a possible journey of IUI. Well, I got a call later that day after my RE appointment that I was pregnant. So, I never actually needed to get IUI!I then continued seeing Mike, right through my 12 week mark (I think…maybe it was a few weeks more?). Of course, things were working so well that I wanted to do everything I could to ensure my pregnancy remained both viable and healthy. I asked Mike on more than one occasion if I could continue seeing him; and, this is where his character and honesty really shined. He said this wasn’t necessary, as research doesn’t support continued visits made an impact after this point of pregnancy. Here I was, willing to spend more money at his business, and he declined. I think that speaks volumes about Mike, who he is, and the kind of honest business he operates.Fast forward a few months, and I gave birth to a beautiful, healthy baby boy! I do not understand the nuances of the practice of acupuncture and Eastern medicine; but, I can indeed say that all it can do is help. And, I am so grateful to Mike that his work helped me grow my family! I cannot recommend him enough!
Rasha FaisalRasha Faisal
21:28 22 Nov 23
In a world where there is very little emphasis on quality of care and as patients feel nothing more than a a number, going to Mike has been a breath of fresh air. Mike views each person as unique, and treats them as such. He takes his time to thoroughly learn about his patients, and then customizes his care based on the patient. I feel like I can always pick up the phone and call him with any questions and concerns, and he’s always more than willing to provide support. I highly highly recommend going to Mike Berkley – his many decades of experience and trustworthy knowledge is so invaluable and has helped so much in every step of my journey.
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Our treatment plans
Initial Consult and Treatment: $250.00
After the consultation and first treatment, you can choose one of two ‘programs.’ if you purchase one of the programs, your initial consultation and acupuncture treatment fee are completely waived—it’s 100% free. Or you can opt to receive acupuncture treatments for $150.00 per treatment, and not opt in to one of our programs.
Program A
Twenty-six acupuncture visits for $2600.00. You will be scheduled for acupuncture treatment twice weekly until you become pregnant, and then you will be treated twice weekly for thirteen weeks to help you prevent miscarriage. Twenty-six visits are approximately three months of treatment. It takes three months for a tiny follicle to develop into a mature follicle. This is where we can shine and help improve your egg quality and increase your chances of getting pregnant. Each session is 30 minutes long.
Program B
Program B provides the most comprehensive approach to care. The cost of Program B is $3000.00. This program includes 12 treatments (you’ll be treated three times weekly for four weeks.) We will combine acupuncture and low-level light therapy at each session. Each treatment is 60 minutes long.
Herbal Medicine
Investing in a customized herbal medicine formula designed specifically for you is another option. Herbal remedies are known for their remarkable effectiveness and complete safety. The cost of herbs varies depending on the formula written.
Acupuncture Pre and Post-Embryo Transfer Only
If you only want to receive acupuncture pre and post-embryo transfer, this service is available without investing in one of our Plans. The cost for each visit is $150.00. We are available seven days per week at any time to provide this service in Manhattan, New York City.
National and international phone consultations
These are available for $350.00. The consultation allows us to provide your acupuncturist with the proper prescription for acupuncture points. We can also create a customized herbal medicine formula designed specifically for you.
Home visits
Service is king! If you would prefer to have a specialist treat you at home, we are pleased to accommodate you. We travel anywhere in Manhattan and all the boroughs. You provide Uber there and back, and we’ll be there. Each visit is $300.00.
The Postpartum Program

Acupuncture Package: 10 Visits for $2,000

After childbirth, many new mothers experience a range of physical and emotional symptoms collectively known as postpartum conditions. Common signs include fatigue, sleep deprivation, mood swings, anxiety, depression (often referred to as baby blues or postpartum depression), and physical discomfort such as back pain and hormonal imbalances. These symptoms can vary in intensity and duration, impacting a mother’s overall well-being and her ability to care for her newborn.

Acupuncture and herbal medicine can provide significant relief for postpartum symptoms. Acupuncture helps by promoting relaxation, reducing stress, and balancing hormones, which can alleviate mood swings and anxiety. It also improves blood flow and energy levels, helping to combat fatigue and physical discomfort. Herbal medicine, customized to each individual’s needs, can support hormonal balance, boost energy, and improve sleep quality. Together, these treatments offer a holistic approach to recovery, helping new mothers regain their strength and emotional stability during the postpartum period.

We over our ‘Get Well’ Program which includes 10 acupuncture visits and your own customized herbal medicine formula.

Low Level Light Therapy
Individual sessions: $150.00 each.
Purchase a 10 pack for $1000.00($100.00 per session).
Purchase a three-month plan: 26 visits for $2210.00 ($85.00 per session).
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Welcome to The Berkley Reproductive Fertility Wellness Center in New York, NY

Welcome to The Berkley Center for Reproductive Wellness, your ‘go-to’ complementary medicine fertility clinic in New York City. We are a well-known center for reproductive medicine and are fully dedicated to providing expert care on your journey to parenthood. We have been helping couples start or grow their families for over two decades. If you’re looking for knowledge, experience, and support, you’ve found it.

The team of experts at our fertility treatment center is here to support you every step of the way, from the initial consultation through your fantastic pregnancy. We understand the emotional difficulties associated with fertility challenges. We are committed to creating a supportive, peaceful, and nurturing environment that will make your journey easier and a lot more successful. Welcome to The Berkley Center for Reproductive Wellness.

Schedule your appointment at our fertility clinic today. Don’t wait for another failed cycle.

The Berkley Reproductive Fertility Wellness Center is the top choice for holistic fertility treatments in New York City. Why? Because we’ve done nothing but treat fertility challenges for more than twenty years. Our experience will enable us to do the best possible work for you. We have the knowledge and expertise. We have helped hundreds conceive where conception was not thought possible. Under the care and guidance of Mike Berkley, a fertility expert, board-certified acupuncturist, and board-certified herbalist, our center excels at transformation: from changing IVF clinics to changing diapers.

Our acupuncture and herbal medicine clinic specializes in crafting treatments that address both the physical and emotional aspects of infertility, which are necessary components for success.
Schedule your appointment at our fertility center today and discover how we can assist you with personalized care and support at every step. Let us help you make your dream of family a reality. Call 212-685-0985 to take the first step!

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How Does Acupuncture Improve Fertility in Women?

Acupuncture improves female fertility by increasing blood flow to the ovaries and uterus, thereby enhancing the environment for an egg to mature and for the implantation of an embryo. It also helps in regulating hormone levels, which can normalize ovulation cycles.

Is Acupuncture Safe for Women Trying to Conceive?

When performed by a licensed and experienced practitioner, acupuncture is safe for women trying to conceive.

How Many Acupuncture Sessions are Needed for Fertility Treatment?

The number of sessions varies depending on the individual’s condition and response to treatment. Generally, treatment involves sessions twice weekly for approximately three months. It takes three months for an immature egg or sperm to develop fully.

Can Acupuncture be Used Alongside IVF or Other Fertility Treatments?

Yes, acupuncture can be used in conjunction with IVF (In Vitro Fertilization) and other fertility treatments. Studies show that acupuncture can improve IVF success rates by enhancing egg quality and sperm quality, reducing stress, and improving the thickness of the uterine lining.

Are There Any Side Effects of Using Acupuncture for Fertility?

No.

Can Acupuncture Help With Conditions Like PCOS or Endometriosis, Which Can Affect Fertility?

Yes, acupuncture can be part of the treatment plan for conditions like Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and endometriosis, which are known to affect fertility. It can help manage symptoms and improve fertility by addressing hormonal imbalances and reducing inflammation.

Can Lifestyle Changes Enhance the Effectiveness of Acupuncture for Fertility?

Yes, lifestyle changes such as adopting a healthy diet, maintaining a healthy weight, reducing stress through yoga or meditation, and avoiding alcohol and smoking can enhance the effectiveness of acupuncture in improving fertility. It’s essential to have a holistic approach to treatment.
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Phone: 212-685-0985

Hours

Mon - Fri: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Sat: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sun: Closed

Midtown East, New York City, New York 16 East 40th Street, 4th floor New York, NY 10016

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