Wednesday, April 28

Got Questions? Get Answers. Get a ‘Third Opinion’ - FREE

A patient that I frequently encounter is a frustrated patient.

Patients are frustrated because they don’t understand what their doctors have told them and often can’t get a clear answer because their doctors just don’t have time to provide explanations.

Patients are frustrated because they don’t know which IVF clinic is right for them.

They are frustrated because they are not sure how to find an acupuncturist/herbalist who is an expert in the field of reproductive medicine.

They are frustrated because there is no one to talk to, or to bounce ideas off of about their situation, no ‘third opinion if you will.

They are frustrated because they feel alone in the vast world of reproductive medicine.

I want to give something back to the community of couples who are having difficulty conceiving and who are essentially alone and without proper information. I want to empower through knowledge.

I provide a ‘third opinion.’

The purpose of the ‘third opinion’ is to provide you and your partner with clarity about what it is that you are going through, and to help you become aware of your options; to give you both the opportunity to ask questions and to get clear and concise answers.

If you are confused and overwhelmed when you arrive, you will leave with clarity. Then you will be in the unique position of being able to make informed decisions about how to best proceed.

This is a free service. It is my gift to you. My payment is derived by the gratification that I experience by being of service to you and your partner.

I am uniquely qualified to offer this service as I have been treating infertility for 13 years and have acquired a vast amount of knowledge in Western reproductive medicine and I am a leading expert in the field of complementary reproductive medicine. I am one of the few acupuncturists in the United States who studies both Chinese and Western reproductive medicine extensively.

The ‘third opinion’ service is free. I offer it because I want to help.

‘Third Opinion’ sessions must be scheduled as they are by appointment only. The length of the sessions can be up to an hour long.

‘Third Opinion’ sessions are available on Saturdays or Sundays from 9:00AM until 12:00pm. They are free.

Schedule your ‘Third Opinion’ session by calling 212-685-0985.

My Mission is to help couples create families or grow their families with the least amount of stress by providing state-of-the-art information to inform and empower, and to provide natural medical solutions to complement high tech approaches.

I also provide an opportunity for you and your partner to travel the journey to family via a completely natural, safe and drug free approach utilizing proven methods of acupuncture and herbal medicine protocols.

I have been studying, teaching and practicing complementary reproductive medicine for 13 years. I am the first in the United States to do so. You are in good hands with me.

I look forward to being of service to you and your partner and to helping to make your transformation from patient to parent a little easier, a little less stressful and a lot more supported.

In service and in gratitude…

Mike Berkley, L.Ac.

Thursday, April 15

The best of the best in complementary reproductive medicine

I was invited to speak on the Chinese medcial approach to the treatment of endometriosis in New Mexico by the American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

I had an opportunity to mingle with the best-of-the-best in modern day practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine experts-in-reproductive disorders.

These elite group included: Ray Rubio, Stuart Zoll, Sadhna Singh, Dagmar Ehling, Diane Cridenda, Gerald Williams, Kirstin Karchmer and Caylie See. Paul Magarelli, M.D., Reproductive Endocrinologist was also very much there and participating in educating, supporting and facilitating. I also met Sabine Wilms, scholar and translator of Classical Chinese medicine works. Her most recent contribution is a translation of 3 volumes of gynecological writings the famous doctor by Sun Si Miao. I have already purchased this tome. It is available from CM-DB.Com.

Being with this group of wonderful 'Fellows' is always inspiring; this is the crem-de-la-crem of TCM reproductive medicine practitioners currently practicing in the U.S.

It was an honor for me to be counted among them.

If you want more information on any of these brilliant practitioners, please visit

Warmest wishes and love to all my ABORM colleagues and thank you all for your amazing and never-ending contribution to this field.

PS: If I left out any names above, please forgive me; you know how I drink!

Love and best wishes.
Mike Berkley, L.Ac.
Founder and Director, The Berkley Center for Reproductive Wellness

Wednesday, April 7

Herbs for Fertility

No woman wants to find out that they are going to have problems getting pregnant but every year more and more women find out that this is the case for them. If you are sadly one of those girls you should always remember that there’s hope and because you are having problems doesn’t mean that you can never conceive a kid. There is a lot of female infertility information out there if you just know where to look for it and you may be surprised at what you find out.

There are plenty of ladies who thru using the female infertility information that they find really finish up becoming pregnant later down line. While there are medical treatments available, not many people have any sort of infertility insurance to cover the costs. This implies that a large amount of the money is going to come out of your own pocket which may be anywhere from 5 to 10 thousand greenbacks over the course of a year. For most people, this is a big chunk of money and something that cannot be afforded. If you are one of those people who simply cannot afford the expensive treatments then you could always try your own treatments.

There is a lot of female infertility information out there that shows that you can use some home remedies or herbal mixtures to finally get pregnant. While the medical community hasn’t officially asserted that these work, there are a large amount of folk out there who are converts of it. Start searching the web and you will be surprised at all of the female infertility information that you find. Search blogs and such to see what other ladies in an identical scenario did and how it worked well for them. Something crucial to bear in mind though is that what worked for the girl on the opposite side of the country may not work for you.

Monday, April 5

3 more moms!

I am so pleased to report that The Berkley Center has helped three women conceive NATURALLY in the month of March with acupuncture and herbal medicine. And...they are all still preggers!

Saturday, April 3

Mike Berkley, L.Ac. is in the News!

Many within the field of assisted reproductive technology have embraced this 3,000 year old practice and the trend of East Meets West IVF clinics is becoming popular nationwide. One such integrated practice is Batzofin Fertility Services in New York City. According to Joel Batzofin, M.D. "There is a myriad of ways to travel the road to fertility success, and everyone's situation is unique". The location of Batzofin's practice is adjacent to The Berkley Center for Reproductive Wellness, where TCM and acupuncture are administered to infertility patients.