The Berkley Center

Postpartum Acupuncture


Postpartum fatigue stands is a reality for many new moms, stemming from the physical rigor of childbirth, erratic sleep schedules, and the constant demands of newborn care. Acupuncture is a potent remedy, providing relaxation, stimulating energy levels, and improving overall wellness. Our protocol entails acupuncture sessions, which mitigate stress and increase vitality. Along with acupuncture, our customized herbal prescriptions are created to bolster the body’s recuperative processes and provide enduring energy. This integrative approach empowers new mothers to feel stronger, more positive, rejuvenated and vivacious.

Baby Blues

The baby blues, manifesting as mild mood fluctuations, anxiety, and irritability, afflict many of new moms. These emotional ups and downs frequently arise from hormonal upheavals and the stress of acclimating to motherhood. Acupuncture can help facilitate mood stability by inducing the release of endorphins and other mood-enhancing neurotransmitters. Our approach incorporates regular acupuncture treatments directly addressing these emotional disturbances. Our herbal formulations are created to bolster emotional health, significantly reduce anxiety, and foster tranquility. These therapies deliver effective relief from the baby blues, aiding new mommies in handling this transitional phase with greater ease

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Postpartum Depression

Postpartum depression, a more serious issue can severely impair a mom’s capacity to care for herself and her infant. Symptoms may include sadness, hopelessness, and anxiety. Acupuncture is very effective in alleviating depressive symptoms by modulating neurotransmitters and diminishing stress. Our protocol entails acupuncture sessions aimed at reinstating emotional balance and enhancing mental calmness. In addition to acupuncture, our herbal medicine formulas are specifically created to support mental health, elevate mood, and combat depression. Our holistic approach offers significant relief for those suffering with postpartum depression.

Postpartum PTSD

Postpartum PTSD can occur following a traumatic childbirth experience, manifesting as flashbacks, severe anxiety, and emotional numbness. Acupuncture serves as a formidable instrument in managing PTSD by fostering relaxation, reducing anxiety, and enhancing sleep quality. Our approach includes specialized acupuncture treatments focusing on addressing PTSD symptoms and facilitating emotional recovery. Additionally, our herbal medicine blends are designed to pacify the nervous system, diminish stress hormones, and augment overall emotional resilience. These synergistic treatments assist new mothers in recovering from traumatic experiences and regaining emotional stability.

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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.

Postpartum Anxiety

Postpartum anxiety, typified by worry, restlessness, and physical issues such as a racing heart, is a common affliction among new mothers. Acupuncture can effectively manage anxiety by calming the nervous system and engendering tranquility. Our regimen involves regular acupuncture sessions targeting points associated with anxiety relief and stress reduction. Our customized herbal blends further bolster this process by incorporating herbs known to alleviate anxiety and promote relaxation. This cohesive approach alleviates the symptoms of postpartum anxiety, enabling new mothers to feel composed and focused.

Sleep Deprivation

Sleep deprivation is a real issue for new mothers, frequently resulting in irritability, mood swings, and difficulty concentrating. Acupuncture can enhance sleep quality by regulating the body’s circadian rhythms and reducing stress. Our protocol includes acupuncture treatments designed to promote restful sleep and overall relaxation. In tandem with acupuncture, our herbal medicine formulations aim to support healthy sleep patterns, reduce nighttime awakenings, and improve sleep duration. This dual approach helps new mothers achieve better sleep, enhancing their overall health and well-being.

At The Berkley Center for Reproductive Wellness, we have devised a comprehensive protocol amalgamating acupuncture and customized herbal medicine to address these prevalent postpartum issues. Our treatments are rooted in both ancient wisdom and contemporary scientific research, ensuring safe and effective care for new moms. By addressing both physical and emotional challenges, our protocol aids new moms in more complete recovery and facilitates a healthier, more balanced transition into motherhood.

We can’t wait to meet you!

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Mike Berkley, LAc, FABORM
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Mike is a licensed and board certified acupuncturist as well as 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.

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.

FAQs About Postpartum Acupuncture in New York, NY

I've been struggling with postpartum depression and I'm looking for alternative treatments. How can acupuncture help me?

Acupuncture can be a helpful complementary treatment for postpartum depression. It stimulates specific points on your body to help balance your hormones and regulate your mood. This can lead to an increase in endorphins, which are natural chemicals that make you feel good, and a reduction in stress hormones like cortisol. Many women feel more relaxed and emotionally stable after acupuncture sessions. Additionally, acupuncture can improve sleep and reduce fatigue, which are common issues that contribute to postpartum depression

Can acupuncture help with postpartum PTSD symptoms?

Yes, acupuncture can help manage symptoms of postpartum PTSD. It works by calming the nervous system and promoting relaxation, which helps regulate the body’s stress response. Acupuncture can reduce anxiety, improve sleep quality, and alleviate physical symptoms like headaches and muscle tension associated with PTSD. By addressing both the emotional and physical aspects of PTSD, acupuncture can support your recovery and enhance your overall well-being.

Is acupuncture effective for postpartum anxiety?

Acupuncture is effective in reducing postpartum anxiety. It targets specific points on the body to lower stress hormone levels and promote relaxation. This helps alleviate anxiety and improve mood. Regular acupuncture sessions can help reduce the frequency and intensity of anxiety episodes, providing better emotional stability during the postpartum period. Additionally, acupuncture can enhance your body’s natural ability to cope with stress, leading to a more balanced emotional state.
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Phone: 212-685-0985


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Sun: Closed

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

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