Opportunity for Free New Female Fertility Patient Visit in Doctoral Program

Since the publication of the first research trials demonstrating dramatically higher pregnancy rates when acupuncture is combined with in-vitro fertilization (IVF) more than a decade ago, the demand for highly trained Oriental medicine practitioners knowledgable in the field of Read more

Testosterone, The Overprescribed Hormone

Prescriptions for testosterone creams, injections and patches have risen dramatically over the last decade. Why? Because it works! That's right. Testosterone supplementation makes many men have more energy, increased libido, gain muscle mass, feel more positive about life. Having Read more

National Infertility Awareness Week, Listen Up!

   In honor of Infertility Awareness Week, we are giving a free, signed copy of my book, Your Fertility Program to anyone who requests it. Simply come to the office for your paperback copy while supplies last. Struggling to get Read more

March is Endometriosis Awareness Month!

I feel that it is incredibly important to educate the public about endometriosis because it is so common One out of 10 women will be affected by it during their reproductive years. Endometriosis described a condition in which tissue, Read more

East-West Liver & Systemic Detoxification Program

"?I can’t begin to explain how wonderful I feel after completing the Liver Detox Program with Dr. Maureen Rozenn. I’ve been on a long journey trying to become a healthier person and really felt I’d come a long Read more

Sniffle, Sniffle, Sneeze, Wheeze

Dr. Rozenn

The red eyes, runny nose, fatigue, sneezing, wheezing, itching…yup! Its that time of year again! Allergy season. For most people allergies are annoying, the common cold that won’t go away for months. But for some people, allergies are life threatening! More and more people are being diagnosed with allergy induced Asthma.

The question is, this year, what are you going to do about it?

Several patients come to me for help with their allergies. Several more come to me for other reasons, such as pain, fertility, liver health,etc. and then mention in an offhand way that yes, they suffer from allergies and have for many years. Why do we accept allergies as a necessary evil?

Over the counter or prescription medication can provide relief, however Read more

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month!

Dr. Rozenn

Get Metabolic Syndrome Treatment in Santa Cruz, CA.

What Metabolic Syndrome? How is it different than diabetes?

If your healthcare practitioner has told you that you may have metabolic syndrome, you are not alone. It is estimated that 25 percent of the world’s adult population (and in the United States it is believed to be closer to 34 percent) has signs and symptoms associated with metabolic syndrome. Diabetes type 2 is simply one potential outcome of Metabolic Syndrome, the other most likely complication is cardiac disease.

Metabolic Syndrome is diagnosed when a compilation of factors weigh in against your health, specifically affecting the heart, blood vessels, liver and metabolism. Common associated issues are high blood sugar and insulin resistance, putting Read more

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

Dr. Rozenn

Power of WomenBreast cancer is only one of the many breast issues facing women today. Fibrocystic breasts, breast pain that waxes and wanes with the menstrual cycle, as well as a suspicious mammogram or thermogram, we women have a lot to worry about when it comes to breast health!

One of the ways women can lessen breast pain and lower cancer rates is by limiting several environmental pollutants:

  • PAHS (Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons)
    Present in:cigarette smoke, air pollution, auto exhaust, diesel fuel, smoked and grilled foods.
  • PBCs ((Polycholorinated biphenyls)
    Banned in the US in 1979, we are still exposed to this through accumulation in rivers and industrial areas, fish and HUMAN BREAST MILK!
  • BPA (Bishenol A)
    Present in plastic and epoxy resins, plastic wrap, plastic bags, storage containers, canned foods.
  • Dioxin
    Produced through chemical processes involving chlorine such as pulp and paper manufacturing, dioxin has now contaminated many food sources such as milk, fish and meat.


So, what can you do? Not eat, breath or sleep (mattresses commonly contain pollutants as well)?

This is a sound, but not practical solution. You can avoid canned foods, know where your food is coming from, adjust some habits and be proactive. For example, use glass containers to store food, avoid canned foods, always bring a reusable bag to the grocery store. When at the grocery store be mindful of where your food came from. Is it organic? Was it imported from Mexico or other places where there are fewer laws and regulations regarding the use of chemicals in agriculture? Is it local, or did it come here from from across the country on a diesel truck? Get involved, support environmental groups.

Keep your liver healthy!. Your liver is responsible for breaking down and excreting toxins. There are specific breast support formulas available to support breast health, endocrine balance (which these chemicals disrupt) and provide antioxidants.


Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine has a long history of successfully treating breast pain! From cyclical breast pain to cancer related breast issues, you can feel better!

When working with menstrual cycle induced breast pain or cysts I combine dietary therapy with acupuncture (no, the needles do not go in the breasts) and herbal prescriptions. Often, when women get up off the treatment table, their pain is alleviated. Liver support is essential for these individuals, along with herbs that promotes circulation through the breasts and discourage the formation of fibrous tissue. Many women with this problem also find their menstrual cycles also improve. Common side effects of treatment are: a reduction or eradication of PMS, regular menstrual cycles, more energy, better sleep and an increase in well being and quality of life.

Want more information on Oriental medicine and cancer treatment? Check out this post:

Acupuncture & Cancer Treatment

Here are just a couple of studies showing the benefits of acupuncture on breast health and cancer recovery:

Acupuncture in breast diseases. How, when and why?

Acupuncture improves health-related quality-of-life (HRQoL) and sleep in women with breast cancer and hot flushes.

If you or someone you know is experiencing breast health issues or wants to do all they can to prevent problems, make an appointment so we can talk about specific strategies and breast support formulas.Online Appointment Booking

Thyroid Health & Fertility

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fertilityfridayYour Questions Answered!

Expert in holistic medicine, Dr. Maureen Rozenn, has been treating thyroid issues, from autoimmune thyroiditis to adrenal fatigue induced thyroiditis, for over a decade. In this podcast, Dr. Rozenn discusses thyroid dysfunction as it relates to women’s health. Listen to an interview with Dr. Rozenn and learn about thyroid disorders, how they manifest, and how thyroiditis can impact fertility. Click here to listen!

Acupuncture & IVF–Increase Your Chances of Success

Dr. Rozenn

6678188_mI just got back from teaching Chinese Medicine and IVF–East-West Synergy in Yo San University’s Doctoral of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) program. The class focused on helping women (and men) have a successful IVF cycle with Chinese medicine. It also included a synopsis of current research, some of which is so powerful I feel compelled to share it with you.

In a blinded, controlled clinical trial which lasted 7 years and included over 800 patients, researchers in Colorado Springs found that Read more

Your Fertility Program is NOW AVAILABLE!

Dr. Rozenn

yourfertilityprogrambookcovers2I am so happy to announce that my long-awaited book, Your Fertility Program was published today. The book is available in epub and paperback at both Book Shop Santa Cruz and on Amazon. It feels so good to present this book as it contains key pieces of information needed by so many people to plan for conception.

It provides answers to the questions I get asked everyday in my Santa Cruz women’s health-based clinic:

“I have thyroid disease, can I get pregnant?
Am I too old to conceive?
How do I know if I’m ovulating?
What blood tests do I need?
How should I eat?
What can I do to avoid another miscarriage?”, etc.

Also, it includes a chapter for men! Yes, you too guys. It does take two, after all.

The perfect complement to acupuncture and Oriental medicine care, this Read more

May is National Hepatitis Month-Get the BEST Hepatitis Treatment!

Dr. Rozenn

Love Your Liver

Chances are, your life or the life of someone you know, has been affected by hepatitis.

Hepatitis literally means liver inflammation. This condition can have many causes: autoimmune, drug induced (Tylenol is a common drug that in excess can cause hepatitis), alcoholic, fatty liver and viral (such as hepatitis A, B, C, D, E, F).

Each type of hepatitis, and each person with hepatitis, needs PERSONALIZED holistic care. Read more

Ten Years In Downtown Santa Cruz!

Dr. Rozenn

This year marks Dr. Rozenn’s ten year anniversary at her current location in downtown Santa Cruz. She opened her clinic on Cedar street with the vision of bringing Integrative Medical Care to the Santa Cruz community. Her coworkers over the last decade have included Medical and Naturopathic Doctors, massage therapists and psychotherapists. It has been a pleasure and an honor to provide Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine to Santa Cruz, and we look forward to serving you through the next decade!

To celebrate our anniversary and to give back to our Read more

The Link Between Physical & Emotional Pain

Dr. Rozenn

Chinese Medical theory holds that the body is not separate from the mind. Thus, emotional and psychological pain is treated no differently than physical pain. Prolonged physical pain can make someone depressed, while emotional turmoil can manifest physically.

The first time I saw this clearly was when I was a Masters student. I had a patient with wrist pain that I could not budge! I tried everything, every herbal and acupuncture treatment I could think of and still, the pain remained unchanged. At that point I referred him to one of my teachers. I was fortunate enough to be able to observe the office visit and acupuncture treatment. She asked him a very important question which had never occurred to me to ask, Read more

Fertility & Pre-Birth Acupuncture

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Nothing makes me happier than following up with a patient who became pregnant under my care. For example, yesterday Isaw a patient who I haven’t seen since her first trimester. Now she is in her 36th week. She wrote of her experience during her first trimester:

I am research scientist, and I have always been a little skeptical about acupuncture and other non-western medical practices.  After my experience with Dr. Rozenn, however, I enthusiastically recommend her for the treatment of fertility issues. My husband and I were trying to conceive for the second time and after a year, we saw an M.D. specialist in infertility.  He explained that Western medicine had no easy answer for my particular issue (my cycles were  short and he suspected I was ovulating before my eggs were mature), and recommended that I try meditation or yoga as a first strategy.  He also mentioned that there was a program available that combined standard infertility treatment with acupuncture.  After talking to a friend of mine (who recommended Dr. Rozenn), I decided to try acupuncture alone for three months and then reassess my options. Dr. Rozenn was willing to work with me either with or without parallel treatment from my M.D. and Read more