Dr. Mark has treated patients journeying all the way from TTC (trying to conceive) to Pregnancy & Postpartum. He also treats patient coming for infertility secondary to fibroids, endometriosis, adenomyosis, PCOS and diminish ovarian reserve. 

TTC: Since 2007, Dr. Mark had the most comprehensive training on how to help women conceive using Chinese medicine, whether alone or in tandem with assisted reproductive techniques. He has followed, trained with, and even brought already-established TCM Doctors to learn with the best of Fertility experts stationed in different hospitals in Nanjing, China. The better-known training locations house more than one thought-leader, and include Jiangsu State Hospital of Chinese Medicine, Qin Huai Hospital of Chinese Medicine and the Jiangsu People’s Hospital. During that time, most of the training was on the use of TCM in conjunction with western fertility treatments.

For a while, Dr. Mark was conducting educational programs twice a year in China for the Oregon College of Chinese Medicine and the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine in China. He was one of the speakers covering the Nanjing styles of herbal formulation at the 2015 Integrated Fertility Symposium in Vancouver, Canada.

He now works mostly to prepare women for their upcoming IVF cycles, and patients include those suffering from autoimmune infertiliy or repeated pregnancy loss. 

Pregnancy & Postpartum: Dr. Mark used to work at two natural birth clinics in Indonesia — vision-focused Rumah Sehat Madani as well as the CNN award-winning Bumi Sehat Bali. In Singapore, Dr. Mark works in tandem with other practitioners supporting gentle birth, and they include ob-gyn doctors, doulas, midwives and lactations consultants. 

While his most regular treatments include late-for-dates (going beyond EDD) and turning breeches, you can find out more about other treatments for pregnancy & postpartum here! Below are just some of the reviews, and the TTC patients seldom provide reviews for privacy reasons.


“Mark is an amazing Chinese physician and therapist. My midwife recommended him because of my baby’s breech position when I was 36w of pregnancy. When I first met him, I was a bit doubtful, because I tried acupuncture 3 times for inducing my 1st child, which had failed. Therefore visiting Mark was just one of many trials like chiropractics, pelvic tilt exercise, homeopathy, etc. But when I’ve got craniosacral therapy at the second session, I was deeply relaxed, which i’ve never experienced before, and he felt my strong emotions were released. Even I wasn’t aware of it consciously, I felt lightened body and mind. Both me and him noticed this could be the key factor to solve the situation. After this session, I cancelled ECV, and wanted to try more with him. Mark didn’t guarantee anything, but his calm and mindful presence made me trust him. And I’m pretty sure that the rapport with him played big role afterwards. I’ve got two more craniosacral therapy, which made me more relaxed and the wave of the Chi became longer and stable. It was something like meditation. And I became interested in even learning this therapy as a personal and professional development.

As time went by, I became ready to take whatever my baby choose and to respect his will. This was the greatest achievement for me through the process with Mark. For 10 days that he asked me to keep trying as one round, I did my best on doing moxibustion every evening and visited Mark twice a week for acupuncture and craniosacral therapy. And the next day of 10 days, my baby turned his head finally!!! I was so happy about it and really appreciated what Mark did for me. He considers all level of body-mind-soul and designs personalised treatment. He has good intuition to catch what is the key of the symptom. I believe my baby presented breech position to introduce me Mark and craniosacral therapy.”

– A.K., Korea (Acupuncture for Turning Breech)


“Ever since my menopause over 6 years ago, I have had excessive sweating and hot flushes which have always been an issue. Being a wine lover, it was an added challenge, I already had to manage a feverish and sweaty body before drinks and a intensified version after.

I then consulted Mark about this nagging problem and he put together a formula of tcm granules on a heavier than normal dose. I felt great improvements in a span of 10 days of taking the granules twice daily. The hot flushes and excessive sweating reduced by 80%!! I am now able to enjoy a glass or 2 of my fav wines with great ease and highly recommend this to anyone who needs menopausal support.”

– Ms. T (Herbs for Menopause Support)


I was a regular acupuncture client of yours in 2013 when I was in Bali for my sabbatical and trying to conceive. I’m delighted to let you know that I am now 28 weeks pregnant. I’m doing really well other than some leg cramps at night. I wanted to let you know our happy news and also to thank you again for your contribution to our fertility journey. We are so excited to welcome our little one at the end of May.

– J&M, (Acupuncture for Pre-Pregnancy Support)


“I am very pleased to report that my placenta has moved into the correct position and I no longer have placenta previa! Thank you so much for everything that you did to help – I am confident without your support, I would not be in the same position that I am now. Thank you!!

– S.B., India (Acupuncture for Placenta Previa)


“I’ve been seeing Mark for nearly a year for things as varied as joint and muscle pain, nausea during pregnancy, eczema and support with breast milk supply. The treatments for breast milk supply have been particularly effective. After my first treatment, I was able to pump 3x as much as my usual amount. While this was sustained for only a few days, by seeing Mark regularly, I’ve been able to steadily increase the amount of milk I produce. And of course after my treatments with Mark, my milk supply has a noticeable jump. He uses a combination of acupuncture, massage and cranio-sacral therapy that seems to be really effective. I highly recommend him for milk supply issues, as well as overall general health.”

– C.K., U.S.A & Singapore (Acupuncture for Hypogalactorrhea)


“My day 3 FSH was borderline menopausal range before at 17 then dropped to 14. Now after relaxing deeply on Bali and your support on many levels…. It’s 5.5!!! I am so happy.

My husband and I had been trying to conceive for over 2 years. One of my blood tests showed that it was ‘too late’ for me to have a baby or to try in vitro fertilization if I wanted to. I felt anxious and vulnerable about my chances of having a baby. We wondered if stress and our busy lifestyle were playing a role and so we decided to travel to Bali to relax and to have natural treatments to support my fertility.

From the moment that I met Markov I felt supported on all levels – his gentle, caring presence was welcoming and I felt relaxed because of his kindness and his confidence. During all of my weekly acupuncture sessions with him over the five months that I was in Bali, he listened to my questions and concerns with curiosity and seemingly infinite patience and did his best to not only answer my questions but to give me suggestions for how I could support my health – mind, body and spirit.

I drank fresh herbal ‘decoctions’ recommended based on Markov’s assessments of my unique needs. I did not conceive while in Bali, however I have great news since coming back to Canada. My blood level that was edging up towards the menopausal level is now nicely in the fertile range. Not only am I feeling relaxed and rejuvenated, I am feeling hopeful that conception is just around the corner. And all of my friends and family are commenting on how young and happy I look. My energy levels have honestly never been this good in my life.

I am grateful to Markov for his deep wisdom and his expertise but most of all I am thankful for his kindness and his loving presence.”

– J.W., Canada (Herbs and Acupuncture for Fertility support)


“[Baby] fed a lot yesterday, and first thing this morning I pumped 100ml on each side, so I think you have really helped, that and increased supply because the frequency [baby] has been feeding. In any case, things seem much better. Thank you.

– R, North Europe (Acupuncture for Hypogalactorrhea)


“Hi Mark, I’ve been having many positive responses to your treatment. I slept for 10 hours last night, I usually get about 7-8 hrs per night and woke up today, at first, feeling slightly disorientated, but as the day went on I felt my senses heightened in terms of hearing and color visuals, everything looked and felt more vibrant and I sensed an increased of positive energy, lightness in my body, and feeling of calmness throughout the day. And the stubborn tight knots I’ve describes on my left upper back rib cage is completely gone and same with the monthly menstruation lower back sensitivities. I feel a lot of emotional and physical blockages has been eliminated.”

– K.L., U.S.A (Acupuncture for Menstrual Cycle Regulation)


My milk supply improved especially on the left side soon after the session. It went from around 20ml to around 70ml. My baby also became equally as comfortable on the left as she was on the right. It continued for about 2 or 3 days then I noticed that I was only expressing around 40 to 50 ml on each side. I’m still taking Shatavari as well as using fennel oil

– H.D., India (Acupuncture for Hypogalactorrhea)


“Earlier this year I attended an acupuncture session with Markov. Based on glowing word of mouth reviews, I was hopeful that he could help with the early pregnancy complications I was suffering from.

I found him to be extremely competent and professional. He has a gentle yet knowledgable and thorough presence which made me feel confident in his care. The treatment went very well, and like magic, my symptoms all but disappeared. Markov went out of his way to make sure I would have good references for continued treatment back home and gave me a complete assessment to take along with me. All in all, it was a fantastic experience for this newbie to acupuncture and very nervous first time mom! Thanks Markov!”

– S.Curletto, USA (Acupuncture for Pregnancy support)


I came to see Dr. Markov about my prolonged menstrual problem and i was freaking afraid about it. He personalized his care during the treatment and gave me informative details and what to do and to take. Taking herbals and doing acupuncteur treatment were really helpful, simple and no risk. He even contacted me to see how i was feeling and the progress. He is a superb doctor and i’d like to deeply thank for his wonderful helps.

– Handa, Bali/France (Herbs and Acupuncture for Dysmenorrhea)


“Dok Marko, after terapi for ovulation yesterday, I get cairan yang panjang [stretchy cervical fluid], so much! i send foto.”

– S & L., Denpasar, Indonesia (Acupuncture for Anovulatory cycle)


“Dr. Marko, sorry for writing back late. We followed your instruction and were waiting to see if it work. I did exactly as you said after treatment and truly the pain is gone. My husband will come back tomorrow with the payment I forgot to bring.”

– Anna, Australia (Acupuncture & Herbs for Post-partum abdominal pain and fever)


“Markov is wholistic healer in every sense of the word. I first came to Markov with one specific issue, and he helped my body to heal on a number of different levels at once. The follow through with him is also unparalleled in my experience.”

– H.M., Toronto, Canada (Acupuncture & Herbs for UTI, menopausal support, food sensitivities)


“Since I was pregnant 5 months until 7 months, I started having problems with my feet becomes heavy and swollen, lower back pain, and tiredness. Honestly, my husband is an European consultant in pharmaceutical industry and so it was not easy at the beginning to start the acupuncture treatment as it is not a mainstream way to cure problems in the body, especially outside Asia. But since i love natural healing, so we just gives a hit. Only by seeing my tounge colour, checking my eyes, and review my blood pressure, he immediately knew that i have problem with my spleen (related to the Qi) which is the body system cannot circulate body liquid properly that it stays on my lower part of the body, which is on my leg & feet. After several treatments with needles, surprisingly It works! My leg/feet no more swollen, back pain is gone, and i full of energy during the rest of the pregnancy! What can i say? dr. Markov is the best healer! And plus, my husband welcoming a new way of healing:)”

– C. L. O., Jakarta & Ubud, Indonesia (Acupuncture for Lower limb edema during pregnancy)


“Hi Markov, Great news!!!! My hot flushes got down 70 % right after the herbs..”

“Just want to let you know, I used the herbs like you said and have only been using the pills during this holiday in Vietnam. I am still feeling great! Thanks.”

– N. V., Netherlands (Acupuncture for Peri-menopause support)


“I came to see Dr. Markov for hormonal difficulties that I had been suffering from for years. Dr. Markov is one of the most professional, caring, and attentive practitioners that I have ever visited. He is obviously passionate about his work and the recovery of his patients. He went out of his way, to provide me with information including his own notes, books and literature. He also networked and provided me with resource information related to my case.

Treatment under Dr. Markov was always an intense energy healing experience. After every treatment with him I felt very grounded and much improved, and these feelings carried on for several days. I am so grateful and honored to have been a patient of Dr. Markov. I would surely recommend him to any one that is seeking a powerful healing practitioner!”

– C. S., AL, USA (Acupuncture for Hormonal and Metabolic Imbalance)


“Dear Mr. Marco, Did you remember me? I am Adi, Diyah’s husband, your patient of accupunture in RSM Denpasar. How are you Sir? Do you still in Indonesia now? I have a good news that my wife now in the 8th weeks of pregnancy. Thanks for your treatment and hope we will meet again in the future.”

“Hello Mr. Markov, Sorry do not inform to you, I am a father now, since 1-3-13 (smile)… I am in Malang, and will be in Bali, next May, and I will be meet in Ubud, and hope to see you again. I just want to say thanx to you Mr. I send my son photograph on attachment. Thanx sir.”

– Adi and Diyah, Bali and Ubud, Indonesia, Indonesia (Acupuncture and Herbs for Fertility support)


“i had been married about 2 years, but still wait for a baby. My doctor said everything still Ok. Then I and my busband try the acupucnture treatment. My first time acupuncture treatment was nice experience, although many needles hit my body. but i feel better after the treatment. My menses better than before. My husband sperm also better. Besides the treatment, i have to consume a healthy food. Surprisingly, after 2-3 months do this treatment, I pregnant. Yes, it works.”

– L. & N., Denpasar, Indonesia (Acupuncture for Fertility support)


“kami sudah 4 tahun lebih blm dikaruniai Anak,dari seorang teman kantor memberi info kl di Rumah Sehat Madani (RSM) ada terapi acupuncture oleh Mr Marco dan Mrs Juliana so pertengahan oktober 2011 kami mulai rutin terapi dan minum ramuan herbal china dan Alhamdulillah dgn Ikhtiar dan Doa skrng istri sdh hamil 3 bulan jalan, mhn doa smoga twin kl dikasih satupun oleh-Nya kami tetap bersyukur, semoga menjadi bakal anak yang soleh dan solehah, thanks to God, thanks for Mr marco & Mrs Juliana, suwun buat mba rina we love you all :)”

– A. & I., Denpasar, Indonesia (Acupuncture for Fertility support)


14 April 2014
After last Wednesday’s session, my milk supply increased and still remain relatively higher than usual.
Able to get around 160ml each pump and even up to 190ml compared to usual of 120-140ml.
Thank you very much for that.

2 May 2014
A BIG THANK YOU for last Wednesday’s session.
As you mentioned the mid section of my back was very tensed up, so after the treatment and acupuncture I could actually pump out 210ml of milk after 5 hours from last pump!
Thereafter the subsequent pumping was back to my usual volume of around 140-160ml every 4+ hrs versus before the treatment it dipped to 80-100ml every 4+ hrs.

– P. T., Singapore (Acupuncture for Hypogalactorrhea)


“Throughout my two pregnancies I have had issues with swelling, back and joint aches and general ‘unwellness’ that everyone told me was ‘normal’ during pregnancy. However, I didn’t want to settle for ’normal’ – I wanted to function at my best during pregnancy to give myself and my baby the best chance of an optimal outcome. I strongly believed that I could do more to help my body function at its peak throughout pregnancy. In the end, the combination of skilled acupuncture with Mark and also osteopathy helped me not only control the swelling in my legs, hands and face, but also helped minimise my backache and the other generalist symptoms. But there were also some additional benefits that I did not expect, such as reduction in anxiety and an overall feeling of calmness and control- basically I felt like ‘me’ again.

Mark has been patient, kind and incredibly professional throughout the process. He listens and adjusts treatment as needed, doesn’t over prescribe and cares enough to follow up after sessions to track progress. Being a health professional myself, I was keen to know the details of what he was doing in each session. He took the time to explain his approach of lymphatic activation, craniosacral therapy and acupuncture and why is suited me and my individual case.

I’m so glad I found someone I could trust during my second and third trimester. This second pregnancy has been so much better than my first and I only wish I had found professionals like Mark in my initial pregnancy.”

– J. M., Singapore/Australia (Acupuncture & Bodywork for Swollen Extremities during Pregnancy)