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Who We Help


Acupuncture has been proven to treat infertility in both women and men, or even those simply seeking to optimize their reproductive health and wellness before conceiving. Many fertility doctors and reproductive endocrinologists actually suggest acupuncture to their patients before they even start the process, as acupuncture has long-proven success in improving IVF outcomes.

Having a baby is a process that is not always linear.

For those who have experienced infertility and/or acute or recurrent pregnancy loss, acupuncture can help patients manage the physical, mental, and spiritual effects these surprisingly common conditions so often cause. One in four women suffer PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) many months after experiencing pregnancy loss.

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Acupuncture and herbs help with fertility by:


  • reducing stress and anxiety

  • regulating the menstrual cycle and hormones that support conception

  • targeting increased blood flow to both the ovaries and uterus

  • supporting optimal nourishment of endometrial lining in the uterus for IVF patients 

  • increasing sperm count

  • improving sperm motility and morphology 

  • stabilizing mood 

  • stimulating release of calming neurotransmitters in the brain such as serotonin and dopamine, the latter of which is studied here for its role in anti-inflammatory response. 


Studies show that acupuncture combined with IVF therapies increases chances of success,  especially when acupuncture is administered at specific intervals during an IVF cycle, such as in the months and days leading up to, the day of, and the weeks following embryo transfer. 

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Patient Stories

"Having always been interested in Chinese medicine but unsure of how to go about learning more, it was a refreshing surprise to find Dr. Roper’s clinic right on the main drag in Golden. She is obviously a knowledgeable and motivated woman to own and run her own practice, but it was her open enthusiasm for Chinese medicine, intuitive nature and humble demeanor that hooked me as a forever client.

Being comfortable with and trusting a healthcare provider is essential, especially when dealing with deeply personal issues.

My husband and I both first began seeing her for fertility care but continue to come for various things that have come up over the last couple of years.

We were able to get pregnant with her support and will absolutely continue working with her and her team at The Medicine Tree. After referring multiple people to her for acupuncture, I have heard confirmation from them all that Liz is genuinely caring and considerate of each and every client’s unique needs.

It is also very cool that they now have both an on-site nutritionist and IV therapy provider to make care more comprehensive, something of a wellness one stop shop.

Convenient location. Comfortable clean rooms with HEPA filter air purifiers and never crowded. Also offers onsite Chinese herbal formulas and an array of supplements."

Ailments We Treat


  • Smoking cessation

  • Drug or alcohol addiction

Autoimmune / Immune System

  • Lupus

  • HIV / AIDS

  • Allergies

  • Systemic inflammation

  • Rheumatoid arthritis

  • Fibromyalgia

  • MS

  • Chronic Fatigue

  • Anklyosing spondylitis


  • Hypertension

  • Angina pectorals

  • Arteriosclerosis / cholesterol

  • Hypoxemia

  • Palpitations


  • Eczema

  • Psoriasis

  • Acne

  • Dermatitis

  • Aging (wrinkles, age spots, dullness, dark circles, pufffiness)

  • Rash


  • Sinusitis

  • Tinnitus

  • Vision issues

  • Sore throat

  • Common colds

  • Hay fever

  • Epistaxis


  • IBS

  • Crohns

  • Ulcerative Colitis

  • Ulcers

  • Gastritis

  • Bloating

  • Constipation

  • Diarrhea

  • Hemorrhoids

  • GERD

  • Reflux

  • Food sensitivities

  • Malabsorption

  • SIBO

  • Candida


  • Bladder infections

  • Bladder prolapse

  • Frequent urination

  • Prostate issues

  • Shy bladder

  • Painful urination


  • PMS

  • Painful periods

  • PCOS

  • Endometriosis

  • Menopause

  • Irregular cycles

  • Infertility

  • Hormone imbalance

  • Menstrual clots


  • Hyper / hypothyroid

  • Weight regulation

  • Fatigue


​Mood Disorders

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Chronic stress

  • PTSD

  • ADD / ADHD


  • Low back pain

  • General chronic pain

  • Sciatica

  • Tennis elbow

  • Arthritis

  • Neck tension

  • frozen shoulder

  • Tendinitis

  • Sprains

  • Muscle spasms

  • Bulging discs


  • Migraine

  • Epilepsy / seizure disorders

  • Chronic headaches

  • Trigeminal neuralgia

  • Parkinson's

  • MS

  • Lyme disease

  • Bells Palsy

  • Effects of Stroke


  • Morning sickness

  • Vomiting

  • Fatigue

  • Back pain

  • Swelling

  • Breech baby

  • Common cold care

  • Depression

  • Headaches


  • Asthma

  • Bronchitis

  • Pneumonia

  • Common colds

  • Flu

  • Rhinitis

  • Chronic cough

  • Sinusitis

  • Lung Disease

  • Hypoxemia

Sexual Issues

  • Low libido

  • Erectile dysfunction

  • Vaginismus

  • Premature ejaculation

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