Meet The Author
Fertility Expert - Dr (TCM) Attilio D'Alberto
I’ve been practising for over a decade treating many different and complex types of infertility. In this time, I’ve seen all types of problems from those in their early twenties through to those in their late forties. I’ve gleamed information from thousands of people who have undergone assisted infertility treatment and learnt from their stories of the different protocols used in various infertility clinics around the world.
My studies into acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine started a long time ago, in a five year, full time degree program with Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in China. Since graduating I’ve had articles published in medical journals and healthcare magazines in three different languages.
In 2006 I created the online journal for practitioners titled Chinese Medicine Times, which has been very successful with a worldwide subscription of over 20,000 people. I’ve gone on to learn from some of the best acupuncturists in the world and now coach and advise other Chinese medicine practitioners.
Before Chinese medicine, I’ve been a great follower of awareness and self-discovery. This has taken me on many self-discovery trips to India, East Asia and South America. This has continued until the present day. I believe that facing our problems is the greatest thing we can do. It empowers us, sets us free from our fears and gives us greater awareness of our lives. And with this greater awareness we can make better decisions about how we work, eat and live.
Interview with the fertility expert
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What my patients say
"I cannot recommend Dr (TCM) D’Alberto enough. I came to him following multiple IVF cycles at the ARGC due to unexplained infertility, including 3 miscarriages. I had a low AMH and had been told my chances of conceiving were minimal at best. I went to Dr D’Alberto immediately after the 3rd miscarriage feeling very low and willing to try anything, with the intention of having treatment for 6 months, then having him support us through another round of IVF. My body was completely shattered having been put through so much in a relatively short period of time. I asked Dr (TCM) D’Alberto how long it generally took people’s bodies to get to the stage where they could consider IVF. He advised me the average time was 6 months, however it would probably take longer for me due to the fact my body had gone through so much. We had previously tried a number of different therapies recommended for infertility, including reflexology, so felt we had nothing to lose. Six months following my first consultation I found out I was pregnant naturally with our much longed for baby. With our history we hadn’t expected to conceive naturally, and certainly not in such a short period of time! Due to my previous miscarriages I continued seeing Dr (TCM) D’Alberto throughout my pregnancy. I sailed through the pregnancy, and am now an extremely happy mummy to a 4 month old! I genuinely believe I wouldn’t have had my son if it wasn’t for Dr (TCM) D’Alberto’s work with me. Throughout he was extremely professional, empathetic, but with a wicked sense of humour. For anyone unsure, ignore the naysayers and get in touch with Dr (TCM) D’Alberto. It may well be the best thing you do!."
Mrs Kelly - Ascot
My husband and I had struggled for many years to concieve, and we decided to embark on IVF. I was a bit nervous and doubtful if it would work. A friend recommended I see Attilio to help me through the IVF journey and I was pleasantly surprised at how professional, knowledgable and helpful Attilio was. I came away from each session feeling more positive and relaxed and I believe it contributed to our first attempt at IVF being successful. Thank you Attilio.
Annabelle - Fleet
"On my journey to pregnancy I searched for fertility acupuncture online. I came across Dr (TCM) D'Alberto's website. The website was very useful and professional, I contacted him right away. I had already had a couple of acupuncture treatments but they weren't specifically for getting pregnant and were on more general acupuncture points. My first appointment with Attilio really impressed me, he asked questions and took notes to workout what might be the problem so he could decide what course of action to take. I also had acupuncture that appointment. I left that session feeling very hopefully and with some reasons why I had issues getting pregnant. Although when you want a baby you don't really care how painful the acupuncture might be I'd reassure anyone nervous about it that it's not bad at all. So I left the office with a dietary plan and off I went to eat all the foods suggested for me and follow my cycle. After eating the foods and acupuncture treatments, on day 13 I felt different, I felt tired and other little signs that I might be pregnant. By day 18 I was able to test and I was pregnant! My husband and I were so happy. I truly believe we got pregnant so quickly and easily after starting treatment with Attilio because of the acupuncture treatment and dietary advise recommended specifically for my needs. I continued seeing Attilio during my pregnancy, mainly the first 3 months and the last month. I had a very healthy pregnancy and continued to be very active. No swollen ankles not even when I was full term. I felt amazing. I had a natural birth with no complications. My baby is now 4 months old. I can't thank Attilio enough for his help achieving my dream of becoming a mummy."
Mrs C - Wokingham
"I started seeing Attilio for treatment after suffering a miscarriage and then finding out I was polycystic on one ovary. I had been trying to conceive for a number of months after the miscarriage and was starting to get very stressed and overwhelmed about the situation. After my initial consultation with Attilio I immediately felt calmer and more in control of my fertility...I started having weekly treatment and after completing only 4 sessions (one full cycle) I was astounded to find out I was pregnant! I had treatment until 20 weeks, and then again from 35 weeks to prepare me for labour. After a text book pregnancy, I am now a very proud Mum to a beautiful baby girl! Without Attilio's help I wouldn't haven been blessed with my daughter, throughout the treatment I found Attilio to be very supportive but yet extremely professional. I will be eternally grateful to him for his help, His knowledge and calming manner is superb and I would highly recommend him to anyone.'"
Jo Bradbury - Wokingham
"I had been trying to conceive for 2 years when I approached Attilio. I was told by the fertility clinic that my FSH levels were 29, and that I was approaching an early menopause. I was 41. I have had acupuncture in the past and knew how effective it could be, but I had never tried Chinese herbs and had heard they could lower fsh levels. Attilio diagnosed me as being blood and yin deficient, this explained my poor circulation, cracked tongue and general well being. After 6 months of treatment with herbs and acupuncture and a diet to suit my condition, I am happy to say that my fsh levels returned to 3.5 and i conceived naturally. I will continue to see Attilio throughout my pregnancy."
Mr & Mrs Jessop - Charvil
"After 4 years of trying to conceive and being told that our only hope was IVF we took the advice of some friends to try acupuncture and Chinese medicine. Wow what a piece of advice. Attilio diagnosed our problem literally the moment we walked through the door, despite the doctors performing operations they could only tell us it was unexplained infertility! We had a sum total of 6 weeks treatment with Attilio before falling pregnant, and have continued the treatment to ensure a happy pregnancy. Having fertility problems is quite an emotional and private experience - however since seeing Attilio we have been shouting about it from the roof tops and would thoroughly recommend that anyone try just one session, as that is all that is required to start seeing the benefits!"
Mr & Mrs Tibbit - Hampshire