Reproductive Health

Reproductive wellbeing is connected to lifelong vitality, and it is the gateway to life’s most pleasurable gifts. Our reproductive health is our inheritance—to receive and, if we choose, to pass on to future generations. It goes to the heart of human experience and shapes our quality of life.  It informs our most intimate connections.

When our reproductive wellbeing is compromised, we are profoundly affected. These creative energies are tied to our very life force.

So this is where we start: tuning up your overall wellness while regulating your reproductive system so that your vitality unfolds naturally. I trained especially for this purpose, becoming the only board-certified Fellow of the American Board of Oriental Medicine (ABORM) in Santa Fe and training as a birthing doula with The Birthing Tree, Santa Fe.

Female Fertility

If you’re having difficulty conceiving, you’re not alone. Chinese medicine supports fertility by improving the egg quality, regulating the hormones, treating inflammation, and restoring overall vitality to create the foundation for lifelong health and having healthier children. Many women with diagnoses of unexplained infertility, PCOS, high Follicle Stimulating Hormone, Low Ovarian Reserve and other fertility conditions achieve enormous benefits from Chinese medicine.  Treatments can focus on natural conception or support for IUI/IVF.

Male Factor Fertility

Men are 50% responsible for infertility, but this often goes undetected and untreated. Chinese medicine can improve low sperm count, poor morphology and motility, and treat infections. Reproductive health offers insights into a man’s overall wellness, so fertility questions allow you to take stock of your health and make improvements that will change reproductive ‘markers’ and benefit you over the course of your life. Men often see excellent results from simple strategies, such as herbal tinctures or teas.

Obsetrics/Pregnancy

Chinese Medicine supports women with pregnancy side effects, such as nausea and vomiting, headaches, fatigue, difficult digestion, constipation, sciatica, lumbar pain, blood sugar issues, low amniotic fluid and threatened miscarriage.

Happy Baby treatments

These treatments are conducted at the end of each trimester of pregnancy. The simplicity and elegance of these sessions belie their power. The purpose is to help protect the fetus by preventing toxins from the parents transferring to the child. Treatments may help decrease susceptibility to childhood diseases and support a resilient happy spirit. The intention is to support the child's destiny as more clearly his or her own versus the parents.’ Happy Baby treatments aim to help protect the fetus from the ‘karma’ of family lineage.

3rd trimester check-in

Checking in for a pulse and tongue reading can help prevent delayed labor, low amniotic fluids, toxemia and other risks associated with labor and birth. Often women have delayed labor because their qi and blood are low, and they don’t have enough vigor to begin labor naturally. Supplementing, nourishing, reinforcing is often all that a woman needs to prevent the threat of artificial inducements or even C-sections. However, it’s important to start early enough to give the treatments time to work.

Labor

Other times, a channel system in the body might be bound up and block appropriate labor movement and rhythms. Releasing these, the body is free to begin labor naturally. Active engagement during labor is also possible and would need to be coordinated with your midwife or doctor.

Pre-conception

  • Natural Conception
  • IUI/IVF support
  • Menstrual pain and irregularities
  • Ovulatory problems
  • High follicle stimulating hormone (FSH)
  • Low ovarian reserve
  • Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Endometriosis
  • Fibroids
  • Miscarriage prevention or recovery
  • Emotions (stress, anxiety, depression)

Pregnancy:

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Lumbar and sciatic pain
  • Insomnia
  • Indigestion
  • Fatigue
  • Emotions (stress, anxiety, depression)
  • Threatened miscarriage
  • Anemia
  • Blood sugar issues/gestational diabetes
  • Low amniotic fluid
  • Preeclampsia
  • Placenta previa
  • Happy Baby

Labor support

  • Labor preparation, beginning at the start of the last trimester; includes diagnostic evaluation of fluids and qi to prevent challenges to labor and birth
  • Breech position (best starting at 32 weeks)
  • Labor induction

Postpartum

  • Constipation
  • Depression
  • Lactation
  • Mastitis
  • Energy & fatigue
  • Recovery of lost fluids
  • Longterm recovery
  • Stress

Men’s Health

  • Infertility
  • Low sperm count or irregularities in morphology & motility
  • Benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH)
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Stress

Sexual Health

Like reproductive health, sexual health is the fruit of overall wellbeing.  Libido and sexual function are possible when you have systemic wellness, such as good blood circulation and heart function, balanced hormones, and emotional wellbeing.

Testimonial

Full Well Santa Fe

I really appreciated that the time that was taken to get all of my history, to really understand what I was looking for from this process—not just the end goal of fertility, but the process and experience I want to have this time around leading to the end goal. She absolutely helped me with my menstrual cramping and nausea.