" No one really wants to be on this page. Fertility challenges can be some of the hardest times a woman or couple face. None of this is one bit fair. But the good news is I’d love to help, and I can! "
You have two voices.
There’s a good chance you have two voices in your head. One voice is saying ‘do more,’ ‘work harder’ or ‘do whatever it takes to beat this!’ This part of you calculates a thousand ifs and whens per day. As you are reading this, this voice is whispering in your ear, ‘maybe there’s just one more supplement we should be taking right now.’
Then there’s another part of you. This is the other voice in your head. This one is saying she is sick and tired of putting your whole life on hold. ‘You know better!’ she shouts. This voice says she just wants to get off the roller coaster of ups and downs and reminds you that your life used to feel pretty amazing until "trying" took over. And just when you think it's time to start listening to this voice, the first one chimes back in ‘you’re only getting older.’
The struggle between these two voices is real. For most women, "trying" has come to feel at odds or even incompatible with enjoying life and being in balance. Did you know research has actually shown trying to conceive for 2+ years leaves women with as high or even higher levels of anxiety and depression as having cancer? Yet, if you had cancer, others would actually know what to say. They’d bring you meals and flowers. With fertility? Not so much.
I promise you, the two voices can make peace.
AND THEY WANT TO MAKE PEACE.
In fact, they need to make peace if you really want a healthy baby with a healthy mom. You must find a balance that really works - between being proactive and also letting go. So we'll work as a team. Together we'll explore the choices you can make that will give you real time results and empower you to feel good about letting go of things that stress you out. You’ll feel better, supported, sane ... and fertility will follow. Instead of merely forcing a fix you’ll cultivate true wellness, and the results are a healthier, vibrant, thriving baby, mom and family - and that is the real goal. I promise I can help!
Still deciding if you'd
like to work with me?
Here's some FAQ.
What's A Visit Like?
I practice in an extremely education / patient centered way. I see 10 women in the time most acupuncture clinics see 18-25. My goal is for YOU to understand and have more control of your health and fertility. Acupuncture is a springboard, but you should walk out the door and be able to build and sustain on our progress every step of the way.
20 - 25 minutes to chat / education ^
5 - 10 minutes place needles and continued chatting
30 minutes cozy and quiet rest or guided meditation with needles in place+
5 - 10 minutes of Tui Na (Chinese massage) or other accessory techniques *
5 - 10 minute check out
Resources / handouts on any covered education will be emailed after each visit
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^ We’ll start with what you want and need the most and expand as we go. I absolutely love teaching you how to help yourself!
+You'll have an eye pillow, doorbell to ring if you need anything, table heater, white noise/music/meditation options plus other add ons if you'd like (extra infrared heaters, aromatherapy).
* Accessory techniques are often added to my treatments. These may include cupping, moxibustion (a treatment to warm various acupuncture points), Gua Sha (dermal friction), and last but definitely not least, electro-stim (for improving uterine blood flow and other stress, circulatory or pain concerns).
What will I get if I work with you?
My hope is that you get everything you dream of and MORE! Check my Life Healing Life Promise to see my commitment and declaration to you.
What are your rates?
Take a look at my current menu of rates and treatment options.
DO YOU ACCEPT INSURANCE?
The short answer is no, I do not because it does not allow me to practice the way I feel serves you best.
But read my article to understand more and find ways to make visits more affordable.
How can you help if I’m planning to do IVF?
We can always do good (but different) work! Whether you start 6 months prior or right in the thick of a cycle. I've written a great article with some helpful information to help you understand what we'd focus on each step of the way.
What if I just want acupuncture
during my embryo transfer?
Day of embryo transfer acupuncture is well studied and can be a great layer of care. Go ahead and take a look at this useful article to learn the data as well as the big picture way to really know if this option is right for YOU! I do prioritize day of transfer care for patients I've worked with in advance and only add a limited number of non-patient transfers per month.
What is The Right Time / frequency To work with you?
Again, we can absolutely make progress no matter where you are in your journey - doing IUI, IVF, trying au natural, thinking of living child free or adopting. In fact, most women see so much benefit they continue some level of care during their pregnancies too. If you feel you could have more balance in your body and mind, we can work on it!
Frequency should always honor your unique circumstances. Consider your time, energy, finances, desires and how our sessions actually feel for your body and mind and THEN decide what frequency works for YOU. I see women anywhere from once a month to weekly (rarely do I see more than weekly with the exception of embryo transfer weeks). Many fertility acupuncture clinics suggest two treatments per week - I feel strongly that this is NOT helpful for most women and usually stresses them out! My success rates are way higher than the average clinic and I do fewer treatments - this should make your life feel MORE balanced and sane, never LESS.
When do you work?
I see patients at my office:
Mondays 12:30 - 9:30p
Wednesdays 12:30 - 9:30p
Fridays 8:30a - 2:00p
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I'm on-call for time sensitive IVF and other needs in the mornings 6 days a week, most weeks. I must prioritize my regular patients' needs over one-time IVF patients, but I do have a back up available who may be able to see you if my schedule does not work for your needs.
Are you accepting new patients?
Because I see women in such a unique and individually-focused way, I typically always have a wait list to get new patients started. But take a look at the following information for more details on what that looks like, and you'll see some great options you can take advantage of while you're waiting!