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Fertility Acupuncture in Columbia

Palmetto Acupuncture and Holistic Health Clinic is proud to serve fertility patients in Columbia with a variety of Oriental reproductive medicine techniques. Martin Herbkersman is a board-certified practitioner and a founding member and Fellow of The American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine. His advanced knowledge of acupuncture and herbal medicine as fertility therapies has aided many patients suffering from reproductive issues.

The Role of Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine

Both acupuncture and herbal medicine have been used as fertility treatments for thousands of years. These strategies seek to bring balance to your body while naturally harmonizing hormone levels, which removes many reproductive barriers. Martin Herbkersman is educated and apprised of the latest developments in Oriental reproductive medicine, and combines ancient practices with modern research for the most effective results. Those seeking a wholly traditional approach to infertility should speak with our staff today to discuss treatment options.

We Combine Traditional & Holistic Fertility Treatments

Our clinic has vast experience using acupuncture alongside traditional fertility treatments, such as donor egg transfer, in vitro fertilization, tubal embryo transfer, intracytoplasmic sperm injection and more. Commonly known as ART, assisted reproductive technologies describes a number of different medical procedures designed to increase the probability of fertilization and to promote implantation. By incorporating acupuncture before and after your traditional procedure, we can help reduce the natural contractions of the uterus that impede implantation. Studies have shown that this method can increase implantation success from a mere 26 percent to around 42 percent.

While many associate acupuncture with back pain treatment, this traditional method has widespread health applications. Our staff understands and utilizes both modern and ancient techniques to provide support to our Lexington and Columbia patients. Call us at 803-806-8889 for more information.


I used to have unrelenting migraines five days a week and I was taking medications that made me sleepy and barely functioning. I started acupuncture and treatment with Martin at Palmetto Acupuncture Clinic and almost immediately the intensity of my migraines decreased. Then the number decreased and eventually my migraines were gone. I did not think this was ever going to be possible, but it is. My quality of life is so much better!
- Christian B.

Thanks for all your work. I now have greatly reduced pain during menstruation and I'm not missing work anymore.
- S.H.

My leg pain is gone! After all the shots and physical therapy and pain pills, just four sessions of acupuncture did the trick.
- Stephen K.

I wanted to let you know the birth went off well. It seemed to have all flown by. After being frustrated and emotional about our infertility problems, deciding to add acupuncture to the mix seems to be the best decision we made. That seems a lifetime ago - now we have our dream. Thanks for helping us get pregnant and seeing me through our first pregnancy.
- Sarah H.

Martin I wanted to send you a quick note to say I'm pregnant! Thanks so much and see you Tuesday.
- Anonymous

I just wanted to tell you how much I loved my acupuncture treatments. I feel a million times better thanks to your help.
- K. Walters

I just wanted to say thanks for your help! I had been suffering from depression for years, tried too many medications and nothing was improving my situation. Now I am almost medication-free and I feel great! I never thought I could feel this way again, all thanks to the acupuncture and nutrition plan you put together for me. Thanks so much!
- Jennifer M.

Thank you, Marty, for helping me find the exact formula to help me with my symptoms. You really care about your patients and that's hard to come by these days. :)
- A.A.

My husband and I will forever be grateful to Dr. Herbkersman at Palmetto Acupuncture for helping us achieve pregnancy naturally and without the use of the invasive procedures and medications which had been recommended to us. Not only was I able to avoid the negative side effects of those procedures, but the treatments from Dr. Herbkersman led to more balanced stress and energy levels in addition to a healthy pregnancy. My husband and I now have a 6-month-old little girl who is the joy of our lives. I am so thankful to have been referred to Palmetto Acupuncture and highly recommend Dr. Herbkersman.
- C.L.H

I started seeing Alison in July for treatment to assist in getting pregnant. I have only one fallopian tube following an ectopic pregnancy in January, and had been taking Clomid and Glucophage since May. My acupuncture treatments had a profound impact on my monthly cycles (including a noticeable reduction in PMS symptoms). I managed to conceive in September and am currently almost seven weeks pregnant. Now my weekly treatments are helping with my chronic headaches and nausea, and I leave each week feeling so relaxed. I really recommend Alison. She has helped me immensely figuring out how to address the imbalances in my body and I am reaping the rewards
- Anonymous

Alison is extremely knowledgeable about acupuncture and other alternative therapies. She listened patiently to me and ensured that I was completely comfortable. Her treatments are incredibly relaxing.
- Anonymous

After a severe case of gastroenteritis, I suffered constantly from nausea and diarrhea. While the medicines I was given by my physician worked most of the time, there were also numerous side effects. I went to Palmetto Acupuncture as a last resort – I was just so frustrated with doctors telling me I would have to live with it and labeling me as an IBS sufferer. I could not believe how much better I felt after my very first treatment with Marty. I felt like a new person. My "episodes" became further and further apart. Not only was the acupuncture a huge benefit to me, but the herbal remedies are really what made all of the difference. I highly recommend Palmetto Acupuncture to anyone suffering from acute or chronic GI issues.
- Anonymous

Palmetto Acupuncture And Holistic Health Clinic
1825 Sumter St.
Columbia, SC 29201

Phone: 803-806-8889
Fax: 803-806-8893
Office Hours:
Monday, 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Tuesday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.