These books are a good place to start making some changes in your health and well being.
Check out the meditations too! Many of my patients listen to one while resting during their treatment, truly a mind-body treatment!
I hope they inspire you as much as they have helped so many others!
Laura and Emily are old buddies of mine and I love that they wrote this book together to help people who are improving their health before conceiving or supporting their pregnancy with excellent nutrition. Great information and tons of recipes for you to explore! Whenever I am asked "What should I eat or what should I change about my nutrition?" This is my go to book to answer these questions about what is best for YOU from a Chinese Medical Nutrition point of view
Dr Randine Lewis is one of the OG mentors for those of us in the fertility acupuncture world. She offers a deeper perspective on the quest for parenthood and a sophisticated understanding of health concerns that may be leading to infertility. She teaches us about the Dao and practices what she preaches in this book, using the principles to help her when she was having difficulty conceiving her own children.
This book will teach you everything you ever wanting to know about basal body temperature charting and cervical fluid. It can be too much for some people, but this is still the classic book to guide you on your way to BBT and Natural Fertility Method. Take what you need and try not to be too stressed by the rest.
Circle and Bloom offers many 15- 25 minute guided meditations that you can download. The Relaxation for Fertility is FREE for you to give it a try. Meditation engages your mind, bringing the power of visualization to your intentions. Engage your mind in your preconception care! Where your thoughts go, the energy flows!
Dr. Sara Gottfried left her conventional OB/GYN practice after feeling disillusioned about not providing long term resolutions for a myriad of women's health conditions with out medication or surgery. She pursued nutritional and stress reducing solutions through functional medicine instead. Half of the book is a plan to restore proper balance to hormones which should resolve troubling symptoms such as insomnia, hot flashes or irregular cycles, and the other half of the book is recipes and a nutrition plan to implement a structure in lifelong eating habits.
Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Enhances Fertility:
- Balances hormonal cycles to aid in conception
- Improves fertile cervical mucous
- Improves ovarian function; encourages production of follicles; enhances quality
- Improves blood flow to ovaries and uterus
- Reduces miscarriages
- Enhances immune system
- Lessens uterine contractions after embryo transfer
- Improves thickness of uterine wall lining
- Lessens side effects of medications
- Improves sperm parameters within 3 mos.
- Improves quality of oocytes within 3 mos.
I went to Kiné at Willow Tree Wellness for help in getting pregnant. I was willing to try anything and am so glad that I found her. I was new to acupuncture really appreciate how she treated me not just for the fertility, but for other issues I was having as well. Kiné is incredibly easy to talk to and so supportive. I truly believe she was instrumental in us having a successful pregnancy and continue to see her for general maintenance. I highly recommend Kiné and Willow Tree!
I have been seeing Kiné for the past few months after the birth of my second child. She's great at listening and asking questions to get to the root of the problem. Whether it's seasonal allergies, back pain, etc. I have found relief in my symptoms and will continue services.
Whole Body Healing
Patient Since June 2016
Infertility is really hard. I reached out to Willow Wellness Clinic after 2 years of infertility and 4 unsuccessful IUIs. When I decided to move forward with IVF, I went to Kiné for several months prior to my retrieval. I know that her treatments were the key to my successful retrieval. Week after stressful week throughout the IVF process, I saw Kiné. She is pragmatic, smart, compassionate and funny. The acupuncture/herbal treatments and her advice helped me tremendously. My 1st IVF was successful, and I'm in now in my 2nd trimester. I feel lucky to have met Kiné - and I would strongly recommend her and her team to anyone going through IVF.
Acupuncture for IVF Success
Patient Since September 2013
I went to Kiné after IVF and three miscarriages. I needed help getting my body back to normal after all the stress and hormonal ups and downs. Kiné was so helpful, so patient with all of my questions and concerns. My body responded very well and I started to finally feel somewhat normal and balanced. She continues to provide treatment as I get ready for another embryo transfer. I am so grateful for all of her treatment and support.
IVF Prep Acupuncture
*Individual results may vary. The information provided on this website is not specific in nature and is not intended to supersede the advice of your physician or other health professionals familiar with your unique case.