Women's Health & Fertility


 My undergraduate degree is in Women’s Studies from The Ohio State University.  I have long been interested in the experience of living in a female body. I have shifted my focus from the social, political aspects to the more physical ones.  I do a lot of work with menses, fertility, pregnancy, post-partum and menopause.  This is where I feel that Chinese Medicine really has a lot to offer.  Many women suffer through menstrual problems and don't realize that they have options to feel better. Irregular periods, heavy periods, PMS, bad cramping and hot flashes can all be improved through acupuncture and Chinese herbs.  Herbs in particular are extremely helpful in a wide range of menstrual problems.


Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine are well suited for fertility enhancement.  The goal is to improve overall health and to remove any obstacles to conception.  A long term harmonizing approach is required to develop the conditions necessary for success.   The menstrual cycle is used as a barometer for treatment, while herbs and needles can help increase blood flow to the uterus.  Treatment may also help women who have miscarried to recover and try again. 

These treatments are not just for women.  Often, there is a male component to infertility, and working with both partners increases your chance of success.  Lifestyle changes, acupuncture and herbal formulas can help improve sperm quality and motility.  

Whether you are just starting, have been trying for a while, or are currently working with a fertility clinic, you can benefit from Chinese Medicine.