In Person Services2023-05-23T21:03:00+00:00

Fertility, Prenatal, and
Postpartum Acupuncture


Located on “Pill Hill” in downtown Oakland, providing in-person services to the Bay Area of Northern California including Piedmont, Oakland, Berkeley, Alameda, San Francisco, San Leandro, Fremont, Walnut Creek, Moraga, Lafayette, and Orinda.

Initial Functional

Fertility Intake

A new patient telehealth visit with Marny Culpepper, L.Ac.
$125 45 minutes


  • A review of your health history.
  • An assessment of the labs completed and those needed to optimize chances of conceiving.
  • Nutritional assessment.
  • Our signature supplement protocol for egg quality, ovarian health, and implantation support.
    (Cost of supplements not included)
  • Your customized treatment plan to get (and stay) pregnant.


$135 per session


  • Traditional Chinese Medicine intake.
  • Pulse diagnosis and tongue diagnosis.
  • Acupuncture to optimize fertility.
  • Auricular acupuncture and ear seed application for optimal fertility outcomes
  • Diet and lifestyle interventions.

Fertility Wellness Package

3 Month Comprehensive Integrative Functional Medicine Care Package

$740 $667
per month
$2220 $1996 single payment


  • 12 fertility acupuncture sessions.
  • Cupping for fertility.
  • 12 Celluma fertility-boosting LED red light sessions.
  • 3 months of nutritional support for fertility.
  • 3 months of lifestyle modifications to optimize fertility.
  • Our signature supplement protocol for egg quality, ovarian health, and implantation support. (Cost of supplements not included)
  • Auricular acupuncture and ear seed application for optimal fertility outcomes.
  • One FEM Box, a Fertile Energy Method take-home holistic fertility kit.

We Recommend Our Signature
Functional Fertility Wellness Package if:

  • You’ve been trying to get pregnant for over one year.
  • You’ve been diagnosed with diminished ovarian reserve.
  • You were told to consider donor eggs.
  • You’ve had failed IVF cycles.
  • You’re eager to optimize your health for the best possible chance to conceive.


$175 60 minutes


  • Acupuncture and moxibustion for breech presentation. The correct use of acupuncture point stimulation in combination with moxibustion can help signal the baby’s proper positioning.
  • Bodywork supporting stress reduction for baby and mother alike.
  • A free copy of A Guide to Acupressure for the Pregnant Body for friends and family to support mother and baby from the comfort of their home.


$175 60 minutes


  • Acupuncture for difficult labor, stalled labor, and/or induction at 39 weeks and beyond.
  • Body work for an easeful transition.
  • Electrostimulation: a microcurrent of electricity is conducted along acupuncture meridians that are known to signal to baby that it’s go time!

Celluma LED
red light therapy

$25 30 minutes


  • One body region ex) abdomen, face, chest, back, or knees.

Body Cupping/
Gua Sha

$85 30 minutes

If you’re trying to get pregnant, acupuncture is a proven, evidence-based modality that’s been shown to optimize outcomes of both natural cycles and those using assisted reproductive technologies.


Combining acupuncture with your natural and/or IVF/IUI cycle provides these advantages
Implantation support.
Acupuncture prepares the uterine lining for receiving the blastocyst with proper nutrients and blood flow.
Egg and sperm quality improvement.
Research demonstrates that when the reproductive organs receive better nourishment and improved blood flow, improvement in follicles and sperm can often result.
Offset the side effects of medications.
ART medication might have uncomfortable side effects as you go through your cycle. Acupuncture helps with the symptoms that are associated with the medications.
Stress reduction for infertility.
Acupuncture can help a person conceive by supporting the body’s ability to rest, digest, and reproduce. These are critical functions of the parasympathetic branch of the nervous system.”
Pain management.
Occasionally individuals report pain similar to menstrual cramps during certain ART procedures like transfers and egg retrievals. Acupuncture might reduce the discomfort of these procedures.
Improved signaling from the brain.
The process of optimal fertility and hormone health begins in your head. Your brain is responsible for delicate cellular signaling that is easily thrown off by poor sleep, improper nutrition, and inflammation. We can help get your brain recalibrated.

Other In Person Services

House calls are available upon request for an additional travel fee. Please text or call (510) 626-0455 for immediate service or to get your questions answered.

Hospital visits are available upon request with medical clearance from the attending physician and support staff. Acupuncture is often used for labor induction, comfort measures during prodromal labor, after an embryo transfer, after an egg retrieval, and to support a malpositioned baby.

We can make no guarantees of availability but we welcome inquiries of even the most urgent nature.