Natural Fertility Support

for Women Going Through IVF

Our holistic approach to IVF support addresses the root causes of imbalance so that you maximize your chance of giving birth to your healthy, beautiful baby. 

*Individual results vary. We provide no offer or guarantee of immediate or permanent results. Your individual experience will depend on numerous factors.

Natural IVF Support for Any Diagnosis

  • Low Ovarian Reserve
  • Poor Egg Quality
  • High FSH
  • Low AMH
  • PCOS
  • Endometriosis
  • Unexplained Infertility
  • Frozen Embryo Transfer

  • Recurrent Miscarriage
  • Thin Uterine Lining
  • Poor Response to Medication

Your Initial Consultation is Free.

Come in and meet us in person. Learn more about our approach and what we do. The free consultation is an opportunity to review your health history and goals and see if you’re comfortable with our philosophy and recommendations.

Why Our IVF Support Is So Effective

We Focus on the Root Cause

Your body already knows how to conceive and give birth to a healthy baby, and by addressing the root cause of your infertility, we ensure your body’s best response to IVF treatment. We begin our process with an in-depth health history and diagnostic process to find the key areas that need support and create a customized treatment plan to address those areas head-on.

Our Holistic Tools Give You Back Control

There is actually a lot you can do to improve chances of a successful IVF cycle. Acupuncture alone doubles the number of successful pregnancies for women undergoing IVF (see the study)(read the article). Other small shifts we will recommend will also maximize your chances of conceiving.

We See You, Not Just the Numbers

Many doctors are trained to look at fertility treatment in terms of numbers and statistics, but this does not take your lifestyle or any other number of factors into consideration. The more productive approach is to follow our recommendations for herbs, supplements, guided meditations, and lifestyle changes to make sure you’re maximizing your chance of conceiving a healthy baby with IVF.

This is How We Support You for a Successful IVF Cycle

Root Imbalance Assessment

We conduct a detailed health history and examination to determine the root imbalances that are leading to fertility challenges.

A Simple Plan

We provide you with an easy to follow treatment plan to guide you throughout the process.

Hormone and Nervous System Balancing

Weekly acupuncture sessions, timed to best support the IVF cycle.

Personalized Supplement Guidance

We will provide personalized herbal formulas or supplement regimens to support egg quality and healthy uterine lining.

Fine-tuned Nutrition and Lifestyle Recommendations

Ensure a fertility-promoting diet and stress management practices to get through the IVF process

Continual Progress Evaluation

By continually re-evaluating as the cycle progresses, we stay on track to ensure the most effective support possible.

Your Initial Consultation is Free.

Come in and meet us in person. Learn more about our approach and what we do. The free consultation is an opportunity to review your health history and goals and see if you’re comfortable with our philosophy and recommendations.

Common Questions

How does acupuncture help during IVF?

Acupuncture has numerous effects that make IVF more successful. It increases blood flow to the uterus and ovaries, relaxes the uterus to help the embryo implant successfully, regulates hormone levels, and reduces stress and anxiety (see the study).

How often do I need to come to best support my IVF cycle?
Ideally, we will see you once per week and continue until 12 weeks of pregnancy. At key points in the cycle, such as egg retrieval and embryo transfer, we may schedule an extra appointment or two.
My IVF cycle will start soon or has already started. Is it too late to get the benefits of treatment at this point?
There is no point at which it is too late to start. Every single session has benefits to your body and stress level, which will improve your chances of a successful IVF cycle.
Will any of your treatments interfere with the medications my doctor prescribes?
We work very hard to ensure that our treatments enhance the medications your doctor prescribes. Everything we recommend works with your doctor’s fertility treatment to increase your chances of success. Many of our clients find that their sessions with us help to make the whole IVF process easier, less uncomfortable, and less stressful.
Does acupuncture hurt?
No. The needles are extremely thin making the sensation associated with acupuncture painless.
Is it safe?
Acupuncture has been used safely for centuries, and is extremely safe, especially in the hands of an experienced practitioner.
Do I have to spend a lot of time coming in and keep coming in forever?
Most clients are able to get the full benefit of treatment with hourly session once per week. We always keep our treatment plans as simple as possible without sacrificing effectiveness. We recommend that clients continue with regular treatment just until their condition has stabilized, not longer.

Audrey and Charlie’s IVF Journey

When I first met Audrey and Charlie, they had been trying to conceive their first child for over 4 years. When it became clear after a year that a pregnancy wasn’t going to be as easy to achieve as they’d hoped, they began looking for answers. Not long after, Charlie was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins lymphoma and went through 6 rounds of aggressive chemotherapy. Luckily, Charlie was declared cancer-free at the end of his chemotherapy treatment, but the side-effects on his fertility were devastating. Charlie’s treatment wiped out his sperm counts and left him feeling fatigued and anxious. Read more…

I was able to be vulnerable and honest with Ashley right away...

“I was able to be vulnerable and honest with Ashley right away, which made my acupuncture session really incredible. Ashley is calm, welcoming, empathetic, and very easy to understand. She is exactly what you want to be around when you want this experience. Thank you!”

-Emily

I am very pleased with the deep healing and increased energy...

“I am seeing Ashley for acupuncture and herbal treatments regularly. In just 3 treatments my symptoms are resolving and I feel better. She is fully present and takes the time to listen to me at each appointment. Her healing presence, years of experience and knowledge of the healing arts is bringing my body into harmony and wholeness. I am very pleased with the deep healing and increased energy. May you and your loved ones receive blessings upon blessings. Thank you, Ashley.”

-Harmony

Ashley not only listens to your concerns but to your body as well...

“Ashley not only listens to your concerns but to your body as well. Last visit I had a cold that was gone within 24 hours of treatment. A relaxing environment and a soothing treatment. I love her recommendations of herbs upon leaving each visit. I highly recommend! Today Ashley got out a knot in my shoulder that has been affecting my range of motion with her magic needles. She is the best!”

-Lori S

Ashley is a wonderful acupuncturist...I appreciate every single visit I have with her...

“Ashley is a wonderful acupuncturist. She is a great listener, and is very focused and technique driven during her session. When coming to see her you definitely feel that she is really actively finding all the pieces of the puzzle and working through them so you get the best results. I appreciate every single visit I have with her.

Regular sessions with her have helped my acne, anxiety, stress, menstrual cycle, and best of all- sleep! Most of my life I’ve spent tossing and turning, waking up every few hours. I now sleep much more soundly, consistently. I highly recommend!”

-Kat A

You must do this. It can be life changing!

“Ashley is excellent at what she does. She is professional, knowledgeable, clear and compassionate. I have tried several types of bodywork in my life, and I very strongly recommend Shiatsu with Ashley. I chose to do a series of Shiatsu sessions to get my body and mind off to the right start. So I did one session every week for 4 weeks, and then moved to one session a month to maintain. It is worth the money, and in fact, is a bargain considering how much my life has changed since I first tried Shiatsu. I noticed immediate and huge benefits following the very first session, and in each session afterwards. Some key benefits I noticed were: immediate and long-term relief from TMJ (I had surgery for jaw clenching, and this is a severe issue for me), decreased stress levels, better focus on my work and personal goals, a balanced overall feeling of wellness and happiness, increased circulation, and a huge increase in flexibility in my shoulders, back, hips and legs. You must do this. It can be life changing! Especially if you look at it as investment in your health and future!

-Laura H

Every time I leave her office I feel completely relieved of my stress and ailments...

“I’ve gone to Ashley Flores for acupuncture on a regular basis.  Every time I leave her office I feel completely relieved of my stress and ailments.  She has helped relieve my back pain, stomach pain, female “issues” and the stress brought on by my every day life.   Ashley is extremely calming in her nature, she asks thorough questions and has a way of making me feel very relaxed.  Extremely professional with a caring nature.

-Stephanie M

My Shiatsu session with Ashley yesterday was simply amazing...

“My Shiatsu session with Ashley yesterday was simply amazing. I still feel the effects of it. Today, I feel free in my own body; I feel free of pain. I feel taller, looser and in general, much happier and stress free. Additionally, I can feel muscles I haven’t felt in years, and have regained flexibility. I have already booked another appointment, as I see Shiatsu as a way to create real and permanent change in my body, and improve my overall health. Don’t hesitate. Work with Ashley NOW.

-LD

The acupuncture itself was amazing and my body felt like it was in another world...

“Ashley is extremely knowledgeable and I immediately felt like I could really open up to her. I was not rushed at all and she followed up with me after a few days. The acupuncture itself was amazing and my body felt like it was in another world – if you’re interested in Acupuncture definitely see Ashley.

-LP

I will absolutely be returning to Ashley at Four Flowers Wellness!

“I really enjoyed my first acupuncture experience. Ashley has a calm, knowledgable way about her that made me feel comfortable. The consultation was not rushed, it felt like she was truly absorbing my history and goals. I didn’t immediately feel a “change” that I can describe, but as days go by I feel tension patterns dissipating, which is thrilling. I will absolutely be returning to Ashley at Four Flowers Wellness!.

-CB

*Individual results vary. We provide no offer or guarantee of immediate or permanent results. Your individual experience will depend on numerous factors.

About Your Practitioner

I am a licensed acupuncturist in Chicago, Illinois, and nationally certified in Chinese herbal medicine and shiatsu massage. I studied at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in Chicago, and earned a Masters of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine and a Certificate in Asian Bodywork Therapy. I continued my bodywork education at Zen Shiatsu Chicago, completing a Certificate in Zen Shiatsu.  I am nationally certified in Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine (NCCAOM).  Before finding my way to East Asian Medicine, I earned my BA in Linguistics from the University of Washington in sunny Seattle.

As part of my Masters training at Pacific College in Chicago, I spent over 1000 hours in a clinical setting. This included internships in the on-site clinic, as well as 2 years at the Chicago Women’s Health Center, where I gained invaluable experience with women’s health. I completed additional internships in Asian bodywork therapy and zen shiatsu. After graduation, I began my shiatsu practice and added acupuncture and herbal medicine in 2010. I have attended numerous continuing education courses on women’s health and fertility, psycho-emotional disorders, advanced herbal medicine and acupuncture techniques, and the treatment of pain.

Read my whole story here…