Why Thermography?

Thermography is considered a somewhat controversial test. Some people say it is not an important screening method to detect breast cancer, while others consider it a critical tool in early breast cancer detection. The function and purpose of the Read more

Light, Life & Love-Brian's Story

Anecdotal stories from my practice are interesting, and they really bring the point home (forgive the fun" that Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine is an amazing medical system that can be used for so much more than pain syndromes.  Brian is Read more

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

Breast 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 Read more

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

Is Testosterone Overprescribed?

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 and muscle mass, in addition to feeling more positive Read more

Your Fertility Program-Thyroid Help!

Dr. Rozenn

bellyThe following is an excerpt from the “Challenges to Pregnancy Chapter” in my book, Your Fertility Program.

Are you worried about your thyroid?

Are you concerned that it may impact your fertility?

Read on for more information about this common problem.

From Your Fertility Program: Read more

Vitamin D & Women’s Health

Dr. Rozenn

Vitamin D has gotten a lot of press over the last few years. From bone strength to fertility, the uses of vitamin D, as both a nutrient and a hormone, continues to increase as research accumulates and our understanding grows.

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Progesterone–The Over Prescribed Hormone

Dr. Rozenn

22851505_s“Natural” progesterone supplementation is the cornerstone of many holistic physician’s treatment plan for Women’s Health issues such as:

PMS & Menstrual Cycle Regulation

Perimenopausal Symtpoms

         Infertility, especially Luteal Phase Defect (LPD)

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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

Thyroid Health & Fertility

Dr. Rozenn

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